- London, GB
- £34 /hr
- Available now
Hello, my name is James and I run the Fashion Consultancy James Hillman - specialising in Men’s, Women’s and children’s wear in the mid to luxury fashion, swimwear and sportswearmore...Hello, my name is James and I run the Fashion Consultancy James Hillman - specialising in Men’s, Women’s and children’s wear in the mid to luxury fashion, swimwear and sportswear sectors.
Our clients consider us as their ‘hidden design and production team’. We are able to take their ideas, concepts and thoughts to look at them with fresh eyes and produce fantastic collections and products.
My team and I have come together from brands such as Burberry, Balmain, Paul Smith, Negarin, People Tree, Levi’s, Wrangler, Eskandar to name a few. So we know what it takes to create garments and product to the highest standard in the most cost effective way to whatever quality level you want to achieve.
We have and do work with start-ups to very well known global brands taking them from the initial idea through to production. Its what we do best and what we enjoy the most.
We can also focus on specific areas such as technical packs, concept development, pattern work, sampling, production and designing to take the pressure off the client.
We have agents and work with factories across the world (UK, Portugal, France, Lithuania, Romania, Turkey and China). Who we can rely on to make specific garments and finishings, dependant on the clients needs, minimums and price points.
Our office speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian (we are currently learning Chinese!) so if there is an issue we can resolve it quickly and efficiently.
We are flexible to the clients needs are here to make your brand run smoother.
We also teach fashion design, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to clients who want to improve their design skills.
A little bit about me. - I am a Central Saint Martins graduate, Paris-trained fashion designer and pattern cutter with 12 years experience.
I speak English (fluent) Italian (Advanced) and french (intermediate)
I am a driven and self-motivated individual who has progressed into a senior design role since leaving university. I have an excellent track record of achieving strong results both in creating new collections and in successfully developing stagnant (S/M&L) and start-up brands into profitable companies.
I have worked with numerous brands from very High-end to start-ups in their very initial stages. Because of this I have a wealth of knowledge.
I am a confident, hardworking individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. I am able to build rapport with colleagues and clients in order to build positive and successful relationships. I am a quality and goal driven person and I can work exceptionally well leading a team situation, or alternatively using my own initiative. In my current roles I have acquired a number of essential skills, which have equipped me with the ability to work successfully in a wide range of testing situations. These include motivating and organising my teams to achieve and exceed goals in regards to pricing, design, detail and sales. I have excellent skills in developing and pushing design ideas. I believe that by having high standards in regards to details and finishings and building on these attributes lead to repeat business and the attraction of new customers to every brand that I work with.
I became a freelancer and set up my boutique fashion consultancy JAMES HILLMAN because I got bored of the politics in design studios and offices. It made me lose my focus on what I loved which is to design garments and product and making companies better and building the brands into more profitable companies.
If you have managed to read it all well done and thanks for taking the time to do so!
Award winning freelance fashion mens, womens, sports and childrens wear design and production consultancy
Amazing working with him again so helpful!
Thanks Ama really kind of you. I hope to work with you again in the near future!
James was a great help to a start up brand new to the industry. We have walked away from our consultation with a lot more knowledge and insight. We feel we have more of a direction going forward.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad I helped! If you need anything else you know where I am!
James gave a very knowledgeable and insightful initial consultation. Although the fit wasn't right for moving forward, he has given us plenty of food for thought for developing our concept. Thanks!
Thanks for your feedback.
If there was any areas you feel I could improve upon it would be great if you let me know so that I can improve and tailor my consultations better!
Very helpful as usual
Thanks so much for your kind words. It's always my absolute pleasure. I am glad I was able to help you!
James has been such a pleasure to work with, you can tell he is really passionate about what he does and he has really assisted me with my ideas and has given me alot to work with. I would love to work with him again soon!
Ama! Thanks so much for you lovely review. It was a pleasure working with you! Can't wait to work on more projects!
James was attentive, hard-working, efficient and completed the job to an incredibly high standard overnight. Look forward to working with him again soon.
thank you very much. Really nice to work with you as well.
Always a such pleasure to work with and highly professional
Thank you! very kind. Pleasure to work with you too! Can't wait for the next project!
Brilliant! It was an absolute pleasure working with James. He's extremely talented and an expert in his area.
Thank you ever so much. It was a joy to work with you too!!!
Brilliant experience from start to finish. James is highly professional, and really knows his stuff. He delivered a fantastic set of designs, that I am extremely happy with.
James was easy to work with. He understood what I wanted, and was responsive to my requests.
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