A highly motivated and hardworking individual, who has recently completed a BA Hons. In Fashion textiles and a post graduate certificate in Fashion Buying at Parsons School of Design in New York. Seeking a Job within Fashion buying to develop and build upon my skills and knowledge of the fashion retail business in a practical and fast-paced environment. My overall career goal is to work my way up within an established brand and become a head buyer within a department that’s revenue reflects continual growth and precedent within the retail market. I would also like to move into a multinational buying role where I can utilize my skills as a department store buyer along with some of my passion for travel.
- customer service - cash handling - setting up sales orders - working within a team surrounding - working towards a target - dealing with trade accounts
Sales and Buying intern for Ralph Lauren - being present throughout all buying meetings(to help with orders) - processing seasonal orders for companies such as the Ralph Lauren - tent at the open. - compiling selling manuals - checking weekly stock levels - working with sales figures as well as targets - looking after the general appearance of the showroom. - Putting orders together for companies - attending store visits - Gathering store figures from past seasons - photographing the collection and making a digital reference
- Working within one of the worlds largest stores - having good knowledge of the product - performing in a busy high pressured environment - good communication skills - personal shopping - assisting high profiled customers
- understanding clients needs - Trustworthy - hold a good knowledge of the brand - great selling tactics - creativity and good organization
A 10-week intense course into the world of Fashion buying, learning the fundamentals of fashion buying. Such as retail math’s and how to calculate gross Margin, Mark downs etc. and how to analogies a profitability report
A three-year intense course learning how to design textiles for the fashion industry. The course specialized in Knit print and Embroidery with an internship in the second year, where I interned for Print specialists Insley & Nash. The second year also consisted of collaborating with Menswear to produce a collection, which then featured in a few fashion publications. Many industry professionals taught us throughout the 3 years from a variety of sectors. We also learnt key lessons in Design, Marketing and all Adobe programs.