Freelance Multi-Product Womenswear Designer and Pattern Cutter
Ownership of design brief and management of design team, from conception through to fit, production and online representation on e-commerce and social media platforms. Translating design and buying briefs into store vision, injecting the fun and playful element into the customer journey with the brand.
Co-managing the tailored main woven department, specifically on blazers, skirts and trousers for Franco/German retailer Orsay. This was a dynamic role which saw me working not only in Germany, but in Poland and the overseas office in Shanghai, working with our sources, developers and in-house pattern cutting teams to produce trend lead collections and volume capable styles for the European and Middle Eastern markets. Trend scout research, visiting fabric mills, trim developers and manufacturers for development meetings was an important element to this role, which saw me traveling monthly to source out new trends and maintain and develop great relationships with a growing supply base.