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• Analyse seasonal sales to see what sells best for each collection, and designing around this. • Lead product development of lingerie and accessories for each season. • Design full range of lingerie to present to Creative Director, secure approval before moving onto sampling process. • Create in House samples to help in the design process, and transfer concepts over the China easily. • Grade pieces in house to make sure measurements are standardised within the collection with ability to fit a wide range of sizes (8-24) • Source new fabrics and trims as well as new suppliers • Create all measurement charts, technical Drawings and Specification Packs • Handle re-orders, including, negotiating costs, cross costing, closing costings and sale analysis. • Execute purchase orders for all items. • Liaise with contacts in China to sort out any production queries or problems that arise. • Utilize system to work out all procurements to see what items are selling well, what needs reordering and what isn't selling well and can be sold through. • Garnered knowledge in negotiations tactics.
Work on-call at Reckless Wolf, within the Garment Technology Side of the company. I work mainly with : • Pattern Drafting • Pattern Grading • Pattern Cutting • In House Sampling
Job role merged with head of company upon her resignation; was promoted to Head of Production and Garment Technology • Assisted with the aesthetic and technical designing of each collection every season. • Created original patterns for each new collection, then sample all new designs and develop them until the creative director signs off on the finished design. • Developed smaller diffusion lines. Most recently: Swimwear and Menswear • Constructed all garments needed for product shots and photoshoots. • Graded all patterns once design has been approved, then carried out sampling and fits to create an accurate garment. • Developed a larger size range, plus size cups. • Designed technical specification packs for each garment within a collection • Served as main point of contact for the factory and organise the smooth running of production and sampling, in-line with order windows. • Collaborated with the head of sales to collate orders and organise scheduling for seasonal and top-up orders for stores. • Communicated with the Head of Sales to organise any pieces that need to be sewn for orders, where production can't be scheduled. • Organised buying of all fabrics and components, including sampling materials and development. • Developed critical paths, planning and monitoring the delivery of products. • Hand-made accessories for collections. Making bespoke garments for clients. • Monitored the delivery of products. • Quality-checked garments from the factory to ensure they meet the quality and fit standards for the brand, and to produce technical specification sheets and flat drawings. • Created costing’s based on order quantity and lay planning for fabric usage. • Conceptualized and implemented basic pattern blocks and consistently improve fit, undertaking fitting sessions, adapt patterns and trace patterns, relaying any comments to the factory. • Worked on lay planning for fabric usage and working out fabric content for individual garments
• Liaised with the Garment Technologist, reporting to the Creative Director • Worked with the design and development stages of each collection • Oversaw lingerie at Lascivious, however we have recently completed a season which included nightwear/loungewear • Attended daily meetings with the Creative Director to discuss any pattern changes within collections. • Assisted with pattern cutting and grading • Sampled garments for design/development stages of each season • Sourced and ordering in fabrics, components and elastics for each season as well as top up orders • Fostered relationships with our factories and suppliers, making sure everything is being made and delivered on time, and at the lowest cost available • Monitored the critical path and double checking everything to make sure everything is on schedule • Prepared and took part in fit meetings with the Garment Technologist and Creative Director to make sure all garments are at the correct sizes and avoiding any potential risk issues. • Discussed any risks involved in garment make up. • Overcame any issues in construction of items • Inspected seals once samples are made • Resolved any issues with items that have been damaged after being sent out for press • Scheduled in all production for every season with our factory, and making sure they are sticking as close to the schedule plan as they possibly can. • Controlled quality for over 3,000 pieces per season
• Led research and development for ideas for the new season's collections (Maxines of London and MaXrated) • Worked with Lingerie, swimwear, nightwear, loungewear, outerwear, resort wear. • Conceptualized, pattern drafted, pattern cut, garment constructed from toile to final sample. • Made technical drawings & Specification Packs and Making samples for outside companies • Involved in fit meetings with clients and fitting toiles for the in-house collection. • Kept to a strict critical path for outside companies, so they didn't over run on their scheduling. • Quality controlled finished final garments.
I studied the complete process from initial idea to pattern making through to construction of the finished product
Art diploma with a fashion route.