- Greater London, GB
- £50 /hr
- Available now
Fashion consultant, product designer and business mentor, with sustainable considerations.
Vivienne is an ideas-driven design director who is intrigued by the new, experimental and undiscovered. Utilising the groundwork established whilst studying for an MA in Fashionmore...Vivienne is an ideas-driven design director who is intrigued by the new, experimental and undiscovered. Utilising the groundwork established whilst studying for an MA in Fashion & The Environment (now know as Fashion Futures) at London College of Fashion and aligning that with her industry experience of over 25+ years in global design and business commerce enables her to develop products from concept through to pre-production and sales. In the last two years she collaborated on completing a project in Africa for a not-for-profit organisation as well as lecturing in South East Asia about fashion, business and sustainability.
She likes to immerse herself in the creative culture, particularly in the interface between design, science, technology and the environment in a disruptive manner. She is self-motivated and loves connecting with people and to this end regularly mentors start-up businesses in the creative and fashion arena to enable them to flourish. Presently she is a part-time mentor for Fashion Angel assisting fledgling fashion designers to hone their research and develop a business plan to secure funding thorough the government Start Up Loan scheme.
In 2017 she co-founded Blaze Creative Consultancy, having recognised a need to create a platform for collaborations with the science and technology industries, to disrupt the out-dated fashion business model, which is the future that the fashion industry needs to adopt, this is further compounded by the passionate belief that the industry needs to address ethical, environmental and sustainable issues and should embrace all technologies to achieve this. BCC are presently working with a number of engineers and scientist to develop wearable tech products.
Entrepeneur and business mentor