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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Product Developer - Designer - Production Co-ordinator

Skills

  • Product Development
  • Fashion Designer
  • Production
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Microsoft
  • Luxury Womenswear
  • Swimwear Lingerie
  • Lingerie

Work history

2016

Product Development Manager

Sorapol London

Jun 2014 - Oct 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Managing whole product lifecycle ▪ Providing input to the designer, advising on possible improvements and technical queries ▪ Research trends and produce seasonal mood boards ▪ Create and maintain critical path from in house toiling through to SMS ▪ Working closely with the atelier team to coordinate the creation of all in-house samples ▪ Creating technical packs with sizing specifications to send to manufacturers ▪ Liaising closely with suppliers, on a daily basis, throughout the sampling and development process ▪ Sourcing factories to work with Sorapol to lower current manufacture costs. ▪ Working with both CMT and FF factories ▪ Negotiating fabric, trim and embroidery prices, minimums and lead times ▪ Strong negotiating with factories ▪ Conducting fit sessions, advising on amendments required ▪ Checking submissions of lab dips, trims, strike offs, embroideries and bulk fabrics ▪ Developing the critical path, and identifying any potential delays ▪ Working closely with all departments to trouble-shoot any issues ▪ Travelling to source new factories and build strong relationships with international suppliers ▪ Heading up the print design team, producing final technical artworks. ▪ Monitoring seasonal budget, revising department request where necessary ▪ Responsible for all in house and external manufacture QC ▪ Managing studio teams

2014

Fashion Product Developer

DHD

Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • ▪ Sports / Swim / Performance wear ▪ Managing the whole product lifecycle ▪ Working across 3 design lines, creating cohesive collections. ▪ Translating catwalk trends and produce mood boards ▪ Sourcing all fabrics, trims and embellishments to budget. ▪ Developing print ▪ Developing budget plans and critical path strategy ▪ Technically trained in pattern cutting and manufacture ▪ Understanding of performance fabrics and technical construction requirements ▪ Conducting all luxury fit sessions, advising on amendments required ▪ Producing final QC before any garment is released ▪ Working to tight deadlines, ability to prioritize where necessary ▪ Proficient in CAD: Photoshop, Ilustrator and In design ▪ Producing to tight deadline

Education

2012

B A Hons Fashion Design

Nottingham Trent University

Jun 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Nottingham, UK
  • Trained fully in pattern cutting and manufacture across woven, jersey and leather.