Over the past few years I have gained a vast amount of knowledge of the lingerie industry through design and retail roles. 

Design Assistant  - Marks & Spencer T81 Account - Courtaulds UK - London,   W1 September 2012 - September 2013
Gained experience working in the T81 Limited Collection design team at a major supplier to M&S Intimates. 
  • Identified trends relevant to the brand and created moodboards for presentation to M&S.
  • Generated design ideas consistent with the Limited Collection brand.
  • Attended key meetings with M&S buying and design teams throughout critical path.
  • Created garment CADs to communicate design concepts, and technical CADs to communicate construction methods to factory.
  • Worked with fabric suppliers to source and develop fabrics within price margins.
  • Created design sheets.
  • Completed in-house dyeing of fabrics and components for sample garments.
  • Liaised with the factory to ensure high standard sample garments achieved within tight time frames.
  • In addition to working on the T81 account, I designed a range of tabletop knickers for Victoria’s Secret which were favourably received by buyers, and assisted in the development of a new range for ASOS.

Sales Associate  - Marlies Dekkers - Selfridges Concession - London, W1                             May 2012 - September 2012
  • Gained customer service experience in a busy, luxury environment that requires efficiency and excellent sales skills.
  • Required to have excellent product knowledge and understand the brand’s values and relationship with consumer.
  • As a result of working on the shop floor developed an understanding of what motivates customers purchases of lingerie.

Studio Assistant - The Lingerie Collective - London, W1                                                                         October 2011 - June 2012
  • Increased brand awareness, particularly in understanding the signature styles of lingerie labels.
  • Hand sewing details on lingerie pieces and preparing garments for presentation in showroom.

Studio Assistant - Lascivious - Walton on Thames, Surrey                                                      July 2011 - August 2011
  • Responsibility of preparing garments for distribution to high end stores such as Harrods and Selfridges.
  • Created technical drawings for garments on Adobe Illustrator.
  • Worked on finishing details such as adding swarovski crystals to exclusive garments.