Melissa Bowden

Senior Sales Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


I have worked in fashion for the past 8 years, starting at Alexander McQueen and then working my way up in brand development and wholesale at McQ Alexander McQueen. More recently I have been International Sales Manager for Markus Lupfer, at Tomorrow Showroom part of The Saturday Group, where I looked after the brands 220 wholesale accounts and work closely with the brand to develop the line through merchandising and strategy and I am currently working in house at ROKSANDA. ROKSANDA has furthered my global business experience as well as my category experience and I now sell across Womenswear, Childrenswear, Bridal and Accessories. I have great knowledge of working in-house at a brand and have developed strong relationships externally and internally. I have a strategic mindset focusing on the every day analytics but also the long term plan. On top of this I also run a small food blog/company called FLOUR with a good friend where I've been able to grow my branding and artistic interests and build a business, as well as cook and bake some delicious delights!:( and Instagram: @weareflour) Whilst my professional role has been fashion focused in terms of product, the skill set which I have grown includes managing top luxury accounts, merchandising, budgeting and planning and maintaining international client relationships as well as looking for new business. Now I am looking for a role which has a more creative focus, working with clients across different creative mediums and hinges on more of my flair for branding, building small businesses, art, food, music and photography. I have deep knowledge of creative industries and understand the business side of working with super brands as well as small businesses and co-ordinating projects under strict deadlines. I love working with people and am highly organized. I also am motivated, artistic and have appreciation of all aspects of the work involved in executing a project.



  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Business Development
  • Direct Sales
  • Creative
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creative Thinking
  • Relationship Management
  • Excel
  • Ideas Development

Work history


Senior Sales Manager


Aug 2016



English and American Literature

University of Reading

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • 1st Class Hons


Foundation Degree

Camberwell College of Arts

Aug 2006 - May 2007