Melanie Lyse

Outerwear Designer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Multi-product garment designer specialising in outerwear design across mens and womens.

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  • Design
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Fabric
  • Construction
  • Adobe

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Parka London

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      Harvest Culture Store

      Work history


      Outerwear Designer

      Parka London

      Mar 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Mid-luxury outerwear brand -Designing collection from initial concept to final range execution, specialising in technical outerwear. -Gather conceptual research, competitive shop research. -Create presentation boards for meetings, colour boards, inspiration boards, collection line-up. -Attending trade and fabric shows and sourcing manufacturers. -Establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external services, vendors, suppliers and understanding factory capabilities. -Review and provide comments on labdips, trim submissions and strike-offs, whilst meeting appropriate target prices. -Design/Developments of multiple -product for the collection. -Illustrate technical working drawings and create detailed tech packs for all styles. -Track and lead developments of initial samples through to SMS, whilst attending all fitting sessions and preparing updates accordingly. -Collaborate cross- functionally with product development, developing seasonal fabric and hardware and ensuring fabric meets its designed performance requirements. -Partnering with sales, design agent & customer feedback. -Ensuring strict deadlines are met on the critical path, whilst preparing for any potential risk.


      Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance design work for a supplier, working with Jack Wills on mens outerwear garments that were sold in their AW19 collection.



      Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
      • Bristol, United Kingdom