creative consultant
593780.jpg

FASHION

FASHION

 I founded footwear brand Marcello Toshi in 2004, over the course of 5 years led the design direction, development and marketing to grow the international wholesale business to premium and luxury boutiques. The line was featured in international press such as  Vogue, Elle, Wallpaper, WWD, InStyle ,  etc  and Paris/NY Fashion Weeks. Awarded Genart Fresh Faces in Fashion in the US.

I founded footwear brand Marcello Toshi in 2004, over the course of 5 years led the design direction, development and marketing to grow the international wholesale business to premium and luxury boutiques. The line was featured in international press such as Vogue, Elle, Wallpaper, WWD, InStyle, etc and Paris/NY Fashion Weeks. Awarded Genart Fresh Faces in Fashion in the US.

 What some magazines said:   "SMALL HAND-CRAFTED MASTERPIECES"    VOGUE, ITALY      "   THE INTERNATIONAL SECRET ELITE  "  WALLPAPER* MAGAZINE

What some magazines said:

"SMALL HAND-CRAFTED MASTERPIECES" VOGUE, ITALY

"THE INTERNATIONAL SECRET ELITE" WALLPAPER* MAGAZINE

 I went on to found a premium fashion & lifestyle brand in Lima, Peru for the Latin American market. Anais Nin had a flagship retail store and online store, which I led in creative direction & design. I created an ethical supply chain with fair trade practices, working with a large network of local independent manufacturers for short turnaround. I sold this company 2 years later.

I went on to found a premium fashion & lifestyle brand in Lima, Peru for the Latin American market. Anais Nin had a flagship retail store and online store, which I led in creative direction & design. I created an ethical supply chain with fair trade practices, working with a large network of local independent manufacturers for short turnaround. I sold this company 2 years later.

   Back in the US I spent two years at The Field, a brand with an American heritage aesthetic, where I led the Design department as Director of Design & Merchandising.

Back in the US I spent two years at The Field, a brand with an American heritage aesthetic, where I led the Design department as Director of Design & Merchandising.

 The Field was a fast-growth luxury e-commerce start up that offered 150 menswear and womenswear products per season. I directed the product full life cycle across all categories, heading creative direction as well as forecasting and online merchandising.

The Field was a fast-growth luxury e-commerce start up that offered 150 menswear and womenswear products per season. I directed the product full life cycle across all categories, heading creative direction as well as forecasting and online merchandising.

 
TF 2-100.jpg
         Most recently I founded TAKA, an ecological line of unisex, deconstructed footwear. I took classic menswear shoe design and adapted it to a moccasin like fit for ultra comfort. These shoes are handmade from vegetable tanned leathers, built to grow in character over time, reflecting the life of the wearer. Handcrafted ecologically and ethically in Los Angeles.  http://taka.shoes/

Most recently I founded TAKA, an ecological line of unisex, deconstructed footwear. I took classic menswear shoe design and adapted it to a moccasin like fit for ultra comfort. These shoes are handmade from vegetable tanned leathers, built to grow in character over time, reflecting the life of the wearer. Handcrafted ecologically and ethically in Los Angeles. http://taka.shoes/

       I currently work independently as a creative consultant, helping growing brands in areas such as design, development, sourcing, and merchandising. I have an extensive international network of manufacturers and help develop strategic partnerships between designers and suppliers.

I currently work independently as a creative consultant, helping growing brands in areas such as design, development, sourcing, and merchandising. I have an extensive international network of manufacturers and help develop strategic partnerships between designers and suppliers.