I have deep and extenstive knowledge of the retail sector, specialising in Visual Merchandising and Window Dressing. I find myself very adept at predicting trends. My intuition and creativity together with my educational background and research skills allows me to efectively forecast. Attention to detail, aestheticism and colour sense help me to create innovative mood boards. In my previous experience I showed curiosity and awareness in the industry and observed how trends change, move and develop throughout the seasons. I would like to use my skills in areas related to the creation of the product, editorial, styling or predicting trends.
- Visual Merchandising for the UK's leading store, specialising in womanswear. - Integral member of the Visual Merchandising planning team. - Efficiently managing the layout and displays on the large shop floor. - Coming up with creative and innovative ideas for new prommotional events. - Liasing with the head office to make sure our store maintains its high 'model' standard. - Researching current trends and implementing within the store. - Updating and styling 50+ mannequins - Proactively dressing windows within company guidelines for the premium stores. - Preparing seasonsal moods boards and presenting to the team. - Researching competitors activities and adjusting our store plans accordingly.
- Managing the setup and running of a new standalone flagship store. - Managing stock levels and making key decisions about stock control. - Working with head VM in the implementation of innovative solutions. - Interpreting, developing and implementing visual directives. - Deciding how to use space and lighting creatively. - Managing the sales floor and solving all issues. - Chairing weekly update meetings, to set goals for the week. - Training employees on Visual Merchandising. - Working alongside F&F showroom and fashion stylist. - Monitoring competitors' activities. - Participating in International conference calls. - Attending F&F Retail Event 2014 in London.
- Regularly travelling to stores within the region to keep all stores up to date and on-trend. - Working alongside the Head Office to implement innovative Visual Merchandising solutions. - Creating Visual Merchandising packs to send to each branch of the brand. - Liasing with the Creative Director for the upcoming womenswear collections. - Making best use of a store's space and layout. - Training employees on Visual Merchandising. - Analysing the store's KPIs and implementing solutions. - Providing feedback to head VM and buying team. - Monthly meetings with other area Visual Merchandisers in a pilot store.
- Planning and preparing displays in the premium multibrand (Burberry, Hugo Boss, Armani, Kenzo, Ermenegildo Zegna) - Creating and implementing shop window projects. - Selecting campaign posters and promotional materials. - Participating in training with Zegna's International Visual Merchandiser.