Art Director / Product Developer / Marketing / Designer / Press Relations / Sales/Social Media Editor
- Identifying the key fashion trends, themes, items, colours and fabric’s. - Presentation of the seasonal fashion statement & direction. - Identifying garment updates. - Unique pattern and print graphic artist. - Ensuring the visual execution of the product & theme into the stores. - The styling and presentation of in-store visuals, windows, hot spots, editorial’s, catalogues, fashion shows and media Days. - Garment design and development - Fit and Q/A management. - Developing up to date seasonal labelling designs - Garment packaging solutions. - Main line development, strategy and visual. - Working with the Men’s Footwear and Accessories teams. - Working closely with Menswear teams including the Executive Manager, Departmental Manager and Executive Planning Manager. - Assisting the Mens Marketing Manager, ensuring the fashion statement is in line with the overall seasonal message.
Responsible for the implantation and correct execution of the trends in Ladies Footwear & Accessories into the business.
- Range building from international selection. - Redeveloped chosen selection with local and international suppliers. - Managed seasonal colour palettes and well as the fit and Q/A process. - Approved lab dip’s, strike off’s and fabric. - Developing additional garments specific for South African Market. - Direct handover and cost negotiation with local and international suppliers. - Responsible for development of the seasonal merchandising look book. - Presentation and selling the range to wholesale and independent customers. - Liaising directly with Guess U.S.A for garment approval. - Raising of orders and the management of stock delivery. - Worked in conjunction with the Marketing team on any special projects. - Styling of numerous editorials and independent fashion shows. - Developed and implemented updated garment spec sheets.
- Specialized sales position where fit and fabric knowledge was required.
- Senior Sales Assistant and Key holder. - Till operator and cash up Supervisor. - Conceptualized, planned and executed exterior store window displays. - Developing window & in store floor plans. - Sourcing materials & props. - Develop and apply in-store signage. - Best Sales Person Award 2001 for outstanding sales in the Western Cape Province.
The Graduate Diploma in Fashion is a one-year programme for fashion graduates, aiming to prepare sophisticated designers for the next stage of their careers. Created for International students, the course is now open to Home/EU applicants. You’ll specialise in Womenswear, Menswear, Fashion Design with Knit or Fashion Design with Textiles.