Lawrence Brooks
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Lawrence Brooks

Product Development ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Lawrence Brooks
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Lawrence Brooks

Product Development ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Experienced Product Developer working in Luxury and Contemporary fashion
Projects credited in
  • OSMAN Resort 2018
    OSMAN Resort 2018Assisted and co-designed all embroidery and print design for Resort 2018. Creator of embroidery and print strike-off’s for factory production overseas based in Italy and India. Amended and digitised all artwork patterns for final production for both Resort 2018 and AW17. Technical drawings for Resort 2018, published for immediate production and featured in Paris showrooms.
  • Osman AW18
    Osman AW18
Work history
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    Product DeveloperTemperley London
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Responsible for development of RTW & Eveningwear product across two mainline and two pre collections • Work with diverse product mix including: Print, Leather, Plains with details, Engineered Prints, Embellished and Knitwear. • Oversee the development of styles from design handover through prototypes, SMS and PP samples prior to production handover. • Work closely with vendors globally including China, India, Europe and Domestic • Involved in sourcing when handling vertically developed products • Responsible for pricing and negotiating costs • Present for all fittings and responsible for updating and maintaining specs. • Work closely with atelier to ensure all technical details are adhered to and best possible finishes are applied to all styles. • Regularly visit vendors to discuss sampling, costings and improvements • Regularly perform comp shops to highlight opportunity and relay competitor information back to design and PD manager.
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    Product DeveloperOSMAN
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Responsible for development of all product from conception through to handover to production • Responsible to ensuring development timelines are accurate and adhered to and all targets are met accordingly. • In charge of creating and maintaining the Development budget as well as end of season reports and season upon season comparisons. • In charge of all CMT and Fully Factored product and building and maintaining relationships with all factories and suppliers. • Responsible for sourcing new fabrics and development techniques including; print, woven’s, denim, leather, knitwear, embroidery and trims. • Work closely with design team and pattern cutters to ensure efficient and effective development from sketch through to finished garment. • Work closely with garment technician to ensure a high standard of finish on all product and to solve issues and challenges prior to production handover. • Work directly with suppliers and factory to ensure deliveries and timelines are adhered to. • Attend Fabric & Trim tradeshows including Premier Vision to source new fabrics and techniques as well as maintain current relationship with suppliers. • Organize and oversee all fittings ensuring all garments are correctly fitted and all changes are updated. • Oversee the design and development boards ensuring they are kept up to date and ready for all design and development meetings. • Updating and maintaining Zedonk with all raw materials, suppliers and garment information. • Ensure each seasonal collection is handed over to production with all relevant information to ensure a smooth transition into Production.
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Skills
  • Advanced Excel
  • Product Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Cost Management
  • PLM
  • Zedonk
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Vendor Management
  • Garment Construction
Education
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    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    BA (Hons) Womenswear DesignCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
    London, United Kingdom