Linda Sipila

Collection Director
Previous Brands
AZ Factory
Paco Rabanne
Rick Owens
Work Experience
Collection Director
Aug ‘23 - Mar ‘24
AZ Factory

Managing the critical path to support the delivery of the collections, guaranteeing consistency with the Creative Director’s vision, meeting quality, timing and margin requirements

Production and Development Director
Feb ‘23 - Jul ‘23
AZ Factory

Directing collection development and production teams on RTW and accessories. Finding solutions throughout the development process until production delivery. Managing planning, purchasing, pricing, budget and negotiation.

Development Director
Sep ‘22 - Now
Paco Rabanne

In charge of collection development for commercial women’s RTW line. Integrating organisational processes between the in-house coordination and factories.

Collection Director
Mar ‘19 - Jul ‘22

Operational direction of collection development and studio teams. Collection schedule and budget planning. Developing organisational processes. In charge of women's and menswear, accessories, leather goods and collaborations.

Head of Purchases
Aug ‘17 - Mar ‘19

Responsible of fabric and trim sourcing, development and purchases. Collection and production of women's and menswear, 4 collections per year.

Collection Manager
Jul ‘16 - May ‘17

Responsible of product development, collection planning and management. In contact with factories and suppliers, SMS and proto launches. CDD and internship

Showroom Assistant
Jun ‘16 - Jan ‘17
Rick Owens

Assisting sales team during 3 showrooms. CDD and internship

French - Basic
Finnish - Native
German - Basic
English - Fluent
Swedish - Basic
Education & Training
‘15 - ‘16
MA Fashion Business
Postgraduate Fashion & Luxury Brand Management
Paris, France