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Sales is an important skill that is learnt daily as well as taught at the Harrods' Sales Academy. I have also been trained in clienteling and customer service and work with customers to select suitable pieces from the collection and helping them with their styling needs. I also assist the Max Mara team with visual merchandising and keep them up to date with sales reports and customer feedback. Organisation of the stockroom, stock taking and overseeing RTVs (return to vendor) are additional skills learnt in this role.
I worked mainly with the Marina Rindaldi brands (Marina Rinaldi, Elegante, Voyage, Town, Sport and Persona as well as the relevant Accessories for each of them) within the Max Mara showroom. I had many responsibilities in this role while maintaining the showroom's high standard and helping with any tasks given by the Brand Managers or Showroom Manager. Pushing forward new collections for each sales period and witnessing the different buying and merchandising strategies from various retailers. Organisation and time management were useful skills while working in the fast paced environment where we constantly prepared the collection pieces for multiple viewings. Caring for garments, checking communication from Italy to keep product changes and cancellations current. Packaging and labelling stock at the end of a season to be returned to headquarters in Italy as well as receiving the new collection pieces. Dressing models, styling looks chosen from the collection as well as key pieces. I assisted my brand manager with the input of sales orders, checking sell through figures from previous seasons and shadowed all of the buying meetings. Assisting the receptionist with any ad-hoc duties, storeroom organisation and welcoming clients.
Assistant Designer at Esprit in the e.d.c circle knit department. Working alongside the design team gaining hands-on experience with the collection design process from start to finish and working with suppliers to meet the needs of the company. I’ve taken a special interest in print and graphic design development where I’ve been able to utilize my artistic skills to paint and draw elements to be used on garments.
Set up of the Carolina Herrera 2015 Resort collection in the Paris showroom. Organisation and maintaining the merchandising of the collection throughout the sales period. Dressing the models in looks chosen by the various buyers. Giving support to the buyers and sales team whenever needed. Keeping standards of the showroom to a continuously high level. Helping with the take down of the showroom, packaging and labelling garments to be shipped at the end of the sales period.
Dresser backstage at the Raf Simons Fall 2014 Menswear show during Paris Fashion Week. Learning how the backstage of a fashion show works. Producing quality outcomes under severe time restrictions while attending to the care of the garments during and after the model’s use. Working as a team with professionals in the fashion industry. Taking stock of all garments. Properly packaging and securing delicate and valuable garments for transporting.
Dresser at the Lanvin Showroom for the menswear and womenswear Resort 2014 collections. Learning how a professional, high class and large scale showroom is operated. Working as a team with professionals in the fashion industry. Producing quality outcomes under time restrictions. Attending to the care of the garments during and after the model’s use. Coordinating garments into desirable looks for the clients. Accessorizing models with clothing as well as jewellery and bags. Taking stock of all garments at both showrooms after each shift. Properly packaging and securing delicate and valuable garments for transporting. Working with both male and female models.
Dresser backstage at the Galliano Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week.
Dresser backstage at the Chalayan Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week.
Click to edit position descriptionDresser and Assistant at the Showroom Tomorrow. Helping to organize a number of different labels as well as the setup of the showroom. Dressing the models in specific collections depending on the different clients. Welcoming clients into the showroom.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)