“Although disciplined in planning and budgets, Susie understands the design process, striking balance between the creative and business teams that come to form a collection”
“Susie is very well respected both internally and externally. An inspirational example of how to build and maintain professional relationships.”
“Susie is a rock. She will take on an impossible project and cut it up into manageable chucks and then make it happen.”
“Susie is a fantastic speaker and a great resource for anyone in the apparel industry, but particularly for those seeking more information on developing a line / brand and what that entails.”
Trumaker & Co, San Francisco : Development and production set up, collection expansion, fit improvement program:
Calvin Klein Europe BV, Amsterdam : Divisional set up European Platinum line.
Seilenna, Swimwear NYC : Production coordination
Karl Lagerfeld Europe BV, Amsterdam : Divisional set up, team build, and PLM implementation.
Tommy Hilfiger Europe BV, Amsterdam: Collection management for New York Runway line.
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E-Learning Workshop ‘Diversify Your Product Line’
Learn the fundamentals of product development, sourcing and the art of building a cohesive collection
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