I have been working in the Intimate Apparel industry for over 25 years. My first job was designing ladies lingerie for a Marks & Spencer supplier. I worked on several areas of design over the years, lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear , beach and swimwear , progressing from a senior designer into managing a design team.
Not only do I have creative talents, but I have the technical ones too to create patterns , do fits and product manage from initial concept through to production.
Over the years I have created bespoke ranges for retailers such as Figleaves.com where I designed their own brand lingerie and swimwear for Midnight Grace ,Sophina, Figleaves Essentials and Figleaves Boudoir brands( amongst others)Plus I have worked with supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco, many other retailers Debenhams , Bhs, House of Fraser and also celebrities such as Gok Wan creating all his shapewear for Simply B
Within the last few years I have specialised in fuller bust, D+ upwards, creating not only the designs, but technical work and fittings too. This is a highly skilled role, in a fast growing market.
I offer a one-stop-shop from initial CAD design/ trends/ colour palettes through to souring/ patterns and sampling moving into production if required. One minute I can be doing patterns for production in India, the next CAD design for an Australian company , or sampling from the UK
I relish in taking on new innovative concepts from people who want to start up their own brand who need the help and expertise that I have to make it happen