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Daria Festa Bianchet

Production Manager
Previous Brands
Aquatalia
Inblu
Hakei Europe Sl
Work Experience
SR SOURCING & PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jan ‘18 - Now
Aquatalia

Managing the development of new designs (from sketches to production) and the sourcing of new materials for the women's footwear collection; •Personally followed all the procedures concerning the creation of the "washable shoe"; •Responsible for the sourcing of new factories and materials for the pro duction of the collections and the development of new articles within the agreed budget; •Research of new, sustainable and eco-friendly materials as well as new last, heels/soles and other footwear components according to current trend and market requirements; •Managing the budget of materials and tools as well as for the creation of prototypes and samples. Able to operate within an agreed target price; •Managing direct communications with suppliers for the crafting of person alised footwear components; •Preparation of mocks, destined to the Production Director, on the best styles to bring forward into production according to current fashion and market trends; •Partecipation at Lineapelle fair in Milan for the research and selection of new textile and leather samples MARKETING STRATEGY TREND ANALYSIS

SR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER (FREELANCE)
Jan ‘09 - Jan ‘10
Inblu

Responsible for the creation of the women's footwear collection and for all stages of design, from conception through production; •Selected lasts, soles, heels components as well as leather, textiles and accessories according to budget and market requirement; •Responsible for the research of new materials for the creation of new casual styles and for the development of new personalised components within the agreed budget; •Analysed new markets and fashion trends on a regular basis to highlight new seasonal colours, materials and style direction; •Supervised the development of personalised articles, including heels, outsoles and upper materials; •Designed fashion-forward collections with proven track record of succesful sales; Participated at Lineapelle fair in Milan and Premiere Vision in Paris for the research and selection of new samples;

FOOTWEAR PROJECT MANAGER
Jan ‘08 - Jan ‘09
Hakei Europe Sl

Responsible for the creation of the company's women's footwear col lection and the selection of their colour palette and materials within the agreed budget; •Analysed trend resources and market research to create seasonal colour, materials and product direction; •Organised prototype and sample development and led presentations to the sales and marketing teams; •Made prototype corrections, confrmed sales samples, and informed the team of any modifcations; •Competition research for style/price alignment; •Oversaw the production proces offering technical support to the design team, technicians and R&D. •Participated at Lineapelle fair in Milan for the selection of new samples;

FOOTWEAR DESIGNER
Jan ‘90 - Jan ‘09
Self employed

Responsible for the conception of the footwear collections and for the selection of the materials for the uppers within the agreed budget; •Collaborated with several brands including but not limited to: Eagle Foot wear (China), Lung Pao Admant (China), Nine West (U.S.A), Camelot Shoes (Russia/China), George Shoes (China), PDC Bata International, Superga; •Liaised directly with tanneries, heel and last factories for the development of customised shoe components; •Selected lasts, soles, heels components as well as leather, textiles and accessories according to market requirements; •Analysed trend resources and market research to create seasonal colour, material and product direction; •Participated at Lineapelle fair in Milan for the selection of new samples;

Languages
English
French
Italian
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy