Diversely creative, confident and professional with excellent leadership qualities. A natural problem solver with the ability to motivate and drive success through a wealth of knowledge and commercial awareness within the Global Intimate Apparel industry. Extensive experience within all areas of brand, retail and private label, developing key trends and functional innovation for Intimates and swim collections within core, fashion and luxury categories (including D+, Plus size, lounge / sleep). Inspiring passion for true lingerie and vintage finds, exquisite taste, strong color sense and a keen eye for fine details and print / embroidery design initiation teamed together with sound technical understanding throughout all areas of design concept – fabric sourcing - product development – fitting – production.
Skillset - Creative Direction / Concept, Trend / Color, Mood Boards, Illustration, CAD, Performance textile & Lace knowledge, Global sourcing, Competitive analysis reports, Color & Merchandising, Sample requests / Tech packs, Pattern cutting & construction, Draping, Fitting, Material / garment testing, Copywriting for web, Fashion Styling.
Highly proficient in all areas of CAD design including Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop (additional experience using FLEX PDM).