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Allie Brandwein

Allie Brandwein

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Wardrobe and Image Consultant

It’s one thing to wear your clothes’, it’s another to style your outfit! I specialize in curating the perfect wardrobe by editing closets and shopping with clients. Thus empowering professional men & women to take charge of their personal style.

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Allie Brandwein Wardrobe and Image Consultant

Principal

I specialize in curating the perfect wardrobe by editing closets and shopping with my clients. I am the personal fashion advisor for private clients, both professional men and women in NYC & Chicago. Inspiring them to have confidence in their ability to take charge of their personal style.

Keaton Row

Personal Stylist

• Create personalized lookbooks.
• Responsible for keeping abreast of current fashion trends, knowledge of designers as well as Keaton Row product so clients have the most current and up to date pieces and looks.
• Follow fashion blogs as well fashion publications.
• Send weekly e-mails to clients with the latest fashion trends.

ANN INC.

Manager, Design Development

• Track fashion-forward publications as well as trend forecasting websites.
• Present the seasonal fashion direction to cross-functional team members.
• Ensure that the trend presentation, color inspiration & print direction are trend right.
• Merchandise the assortment and accessorize each look to create trend right and cohesive messages.
• Partner with marketing to manage seasonal photo shoots for divisional marketing.
• Responsible for styling looks that mirrors the brands creative concepts.
• Partners with Director in researching/identifying seasonal fashion direction and merchandise trends.
• Partners with Director and Merchandise Managers to align design concepts with business needs.
• Accountable for print development packages, including cad/discs/technical/technique requirement.
• Drives the development of all design trims for relevant styles.
• Responsible for communication with vendors and production team in development/price negotiations of trims.
• Accountable for making timely approvals on strike-offs, embroideries and yarn dyes.
• Manage Design Development assistants, interns and temporary associates.
• Adhere to PLC calendar and deadlines.
People Management:
• Drives the Design Development team in all aspects of development, including market research, mood boards, print/pattern, sketching, color and trims for their respective departments.
• Manage overseas teams in executing the vision for each style in development.
• Management of direct reports; provide a positive, challenging work environment.

Bradley Scott

Styling Consultant

• Responsible for collaborating with the President/Creative director to create head-to-toe looks for the seasonal photoshoot for Spring & Fall 2010.
• Accountable for supplying well rounded assortment of accessories.
• Responsible for advising hair & make-up for seasonal photoshoot.

ZARALO LLC

Trim Designer

• Met quarterly with buying offices, and trend forecasters to discuss forthcoming goals for upcoming season.
• Analyzed trends in the luxury retail market in order to establish new trim collections.
• Responsible for training direct reports in designing and recognizing raw materials.
• Worked with marketing teams in merchandising line and establishing production milestones, coordinating event calendars and maintaining relationships with moderate to luxury retailers.
• Conducted price negotiations with vendors for new and current product based on fluctuating costs of materials.
• Communicated daily with cross functional team members, as appropriate, day to day issues relating to sourcing and availability while meeting the needs of key brands such as Larry Levine, ABS by Allen Schwartz, and Allen by ABS.

Iowa State University

BA- Apparel & Textile Design, European Fashion

As my first trip to Europe it gave me, as a student, a glimpse into some of the world renounded couture fashion houses. We met with a lot of the top fashion designers and were able to speak directly to the design teams. We did everything from walking through Roberto Cavalli's factory to visiting the house of Vivienne Westwood. It was an invaluable experience.

Fashion Institute of Technology

Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design

Michigan State University

BA, Apparel and Textile Design