Charline Besnier

  • New York US-NY

Work History

Work History

Marketing assistant

·Development of strong partnerships between artists and partners involved (including Playboy, Marc Atlan, Ora Ito, Diane Pernet, Maison Massaro, RangeRover)

·Supervision and follow up of the development of these uniques piece sold at Drouot- Montaigne AUCTION HOUSE.

Feb 2010 - Present

Product Developer

BALENCIAGA

·From studio’s first sketches, driving development and comprehension between patternmakers and overseas factories.

·Sourcing of all partners throughout Italy and France; regular travels into factories to maintain strong relationship.

·Elaboration and supervision of technical package and providing required materials.

·Lead the working relationships between all parties.

·Attending to all fittings and reporting to partners involved.

·Global follow up of development through to production sample.

·Supervising the global costs through to finalization of retail pricing strategy.

Sep 2007 - Present

Patternmaker and seamstress

JEAN-CHARLES de CASTELBAJAC

·Creation of patterns and realisation of garments from Mr de Castelbajac's sketches

·Management of interns.

Dec 2008 - Jan 2010

Production assistant

BALENCIAGA

·From sales reports, definition and attribution of work loads to selected partners.

·Setting up pre-production required materials (ASS400).

·Organization of production fitting and reporting.

·In-field management, with a focus on obtaining the best execution and finest quality goods in production.

·Establishment of trust partnerships across all constituencies of the production chain. Responsible for guaranteeing all contractual commitment details and on-time deliveries.

Oct 2007 - Nov 2008

Designer assistant

LEE COOPER 100 years anniversary

·Sourcing specified fabrics and trimmings.

·Elaboration and supervision of technical package and providing required materials and management of partners.

·Organization of fittings and reporting.

·Global follow up of development through to production.

·Eastern Europe in-field management, with a focus on obtaining the best comprehension of the required style and execution.

Education

Education
Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

Certified Diploma of Fashion Design and Patternmaking - niveau III

ATELIER CHARDON SAVARD

Summary

·Significant experience in collaborating closely with studio, for seamless management from product development, initial prototypes through to production samples.

·Expertise in sourcing appropriate partners for development & production. Ability to leverage established global partner relationships.

·Track record of delivering within budget and timelines across all development phases.

·Very strong technical skills backed up by design and patternmaking experience, ability to multi-task and work in high pressure environments in a highly organized manner with attention to details.

·Resulting in external award winning collections and highly profitable internal results.

Custom

Native French speaker

Fluent in English and Italian (read / write)

Advanced level in using Illustrator, Photoshop, ASS 400