Faith Couture

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  • date: 9-21-15
Experienced owner/designer with PROVEN RECORD-$35 MILLION@retail in Saks,Niemans,bebe,Bloomies,Bendels,VSC, Nordstrom, Macys-14y.experience in research & design, line development, project management, internatl fabric/trim sourcing, vendor/client relation
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    Penn State University-B.S.
    L.A. Trade Tech
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**Owner and Sole Designer for Bridge and Contemporary women's line "Faith Couture" and "Love Couture"-characterized by modern silhouettes using unique European fabrications with a feminine touch. Sexy, sophisticated and chic womenswear.

**$35 Million in retail volume in top retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, bebe, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Fred Segal, Marshal Fields, Dayton Hudson, Jacobson's, Barney's New York, Macy's, Burdine's, Victoria's Secret Catalog, Cache, Anthropologie,Tootsies, Ann Taylor, CMJ, Boston Proper, Mother's Work, White House/Black Market, Isetan, Wilkes Bashford, Planet Blue, Lisa Kline & over 800 boutiques worldwide.

**Complete collection consisting of: day and evening dresses, novelty tops and bottoms, suits, coats, denim,tees and cashmere sweaters.

**Creativity balanced with keen business sense and attention to bottom line

**Responsible for:

1.All aspects of designing the line from concept to consumer

2.Sourcing of international fabrics and trims

3.Generating cost sheets

4.Consistantly meeting production deadlines

5.Purchasing/obtaining credit for fabrics & trims

6.Public Relations w/ Vogue,W,In Style,Cosmopolitan,WWD, Apparel News,Marie Claire,Self,E!,MTV,Glamour, Seventeen, Fit, Playboy, Oprah! etc....

7.Dressed 25 celebs and supermodels including Claudia Shiffer,Teri Hatcher & Lisa Kudrow

8.Merchandise the line with buyers including the President of bebe

9.Personally inspect and oversee fittings of all designs, work closely with patternmakers and samplemakers

10.Generated sales by meeting with majors at tradeshows & markets

11.Managed & hired staff of 15

12.Instrumental in 300% increase in profit for Henri Bendel's private label department as their top vendor

13.Personally design and merchandise each collection often designing over 120 pieces per season-5 times/yr.

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