Creativity is about a subtle way to solve things in another way."

-Li Edelkoort, Trend Forecaster & fashion Futurist

 

I provide full-service consulting for apparel and footwear brands. I specialize in strengthening brands by resolving issues at any stage of the product lifecycle. My strength lies in developing custom solutions to achieve a seamless flow between concept to creation.

 

 

FOUNDED hand-crafted line of unisex footwear

TAKA's timeless, unisex shoes are inspired by west coast, heart-felt living. TAKA shoes are reduced to their bare essentials and refined for simple elegance. Each pair is crafted in Los Angeles, CA, out of vachetta vegetable-tanned leather. The shoes are lasted by hand, air-dried and finished with a curved leather outsole for a moccasin-like fit. The beauty of this construction allows the shoe to mold itself to the form & movements of the wearer, developing a personal character and patina as a reflection of the wearer's life over time.  Available made-to-order for both men and women. 

www.takamadebyhand.com

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design & DEVELOPMENT direction for Luxury lifestyle travel CataLOGUE

Hired, trained, led and managed in-house design & development team to manage the full product lifecycle.  Led seasonal  collections in concept, design, development, fitting, production and QC. Headed performance analysis to inform the merchandising strategy of this fast-growth start-up which hit $10M in sales in 2 years.

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CREATED vertically-integrated CONCEPT boutique for LAtin american market

Founded and managed the creative direction and product lifecycle of latin lifestyle boutique in Lima, Peru. Developed vertical manufacturing and local supply chain for rapid fulfillment of short run productions.

"Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are"
- Anais Nin
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founded artisan, luxury leather shoe line for women

Founded brand, led design direction, development, sales and marketing to grow international wholesale business to international premium and luxury boutiques over the course of 5 years.

"International secret elite" - Wallpaper Magazine, UK
"Small hand-crafted masterpieces" - Vogue, Italy
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