Fashionizer Staff

Name: BN

Role at Fashionizer: Head Pattern Cutter and Workroom Manager

Design team as creative pattern cutter where she manages the production of all patterns and samples with the help of her team of 5 of whom she leads with exceptional organisational skills.

Life Before Fashionizer

B has a degree in Pattern Cutting and Draping from Dublin’s Grafton Academy and she is trained in Gerber and CAD pattern software from the London College of Fashion. B first roles in the fashion industry were as Production Coordinator for Pamella Roland in the Big Apple, aka New York City, and as Garment Technologist for UK heritage brand Jack Wills.  One of Fashionizer’s longest serving employees she originally  joined the company in 2009 as Debbie’s assistant, moving on to Sales where her largest project was managing the uniforms for the opening of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. However, B’s passion is pattern cutting and in 2011 she moved department and joined the design team. B took a three year break from Fashionizer to pursue her passion for fashion and during this time worked as pattern cutter for designers at London Fashion Week and private clients.

Insider’s guide to BN

B has an eye for couture to rival even the most discerning A-list stylist. She is extremely skilled in technical beading and embroidery and loves to experiment with draping.  She is a fan of Coco Chanel, Valentino, and all things English, including Tudor history. She is normally found adorned in fantastic costume jewellery offset against a glamorous (usually black) outfit and clutching at a diet coke.