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Nicolas Leseurre

Shoes and Leathegoods design & development consultant
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About

CLIENTS SINCE 2018 : J.M. WESTON, ROUJE, UNIQLO-COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS, MAJE, BALZAC... Trained at the "école des arts décoratifs" in Paris, I've worked in France and abroad for luxury (J.M. Weston, Balenciaga, Lesage), contemporary brands (Maje, Rouje, American Vintage, Anthropology...) and Fast Fastion (Zara & Uniqlo) with vendors in Europe (Italy, Spain, France, Portugal...) and in Asia (China, Vietnam, India) since 2009. For my clients, I usually manage the whole process of collection including design, technical development, and sourcing. Passionate by craftmanship and know-how, I've worked for 2 years in a vietnamese factory as a designer and developer for an asian brand and international clients. FLUENT IN FRENCH - ENGLISH - SPANISH

Previous Brands
Nicolas Leseurre
Rouje
American Vintage Groupe
Ipa-Nima
Lesage Chanel Chanel
Comédie-Française
BALENCIAGA
Ann Demeulemeester
Lesage Chanel Chanel
Work Experience
Shoes & accessories design and collection development consultancy
Jan ‘18 - Now
Nicolas Leseurre

Design and creation of collection identity & signatures for luxury and contemporary brands : shoes, bags, accessories. Trims and material sourcing and development Proposition of a more sustainable approach PLM Data entry & handover to production / negotiation with vendors Collaboration with marketing/merchandising and development teams -FASTRETAILING / UNIQLO, COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS -SMCP, MAJE -J.M. WESTON, creative direction of Olivier Saillard -ROUJE...

Senior shoes and bags designer W
Feb ‘18 - Oct ‘19
Rouje

Sous la direction de Jeanne Damas Design de sacs et chaussures

Head of accessories
Jan ‘13 - Mar ‘16
American Vintage Groupe

Creation of the accessories department of the brand. Sourcing and strategic development. Accessories design and development : -bags -small leather goods -belts -hats -gloves -prints

Accessories designer
Jul ‘10 - Sep ‘12
Ipa-Nima

Design, development and production follow-up leather good for the brand Ipa-Nima. Design, development and follow-up for private labels (Betsey Jonhson / Anthropology / Wako / H&M /...) : -bags -small leather goods -shoes -embroidery

Embroidery designer
May ‘10 - Jun ‘10
Lesage Chanel Chanel

Embroidery drawing, and technical development

Costume Designer
Oct ‘09 - Apr ‘10
Comédie-Française

Costumes designer for the play "The Merry Wives of Windsor" W. Shakespeare and a movie called « Jeanne Devere » (take place in 1940) by Marcel Bluwal.

Textile and fashion designer
Jun ‘09 - Oct ‘09
BALENCIAGA

Textile and fashion designer assistant for the 2010 spring-summer collection

Designer
Jan ‘08 - May ‘08
Ann Demeulemeester

Designer assistant intern

Embroidery design assistant intern
May ‘05 - Jul ‘05
Lesage Chanel Chanel

Languages
English - Fluent
French - Native
Spanish - Fluent
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Part-time
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Permanent Positions
Recommendations
Laura Marrocco
Feb 2018 - Oct 2019
Senior RTW designer

Nicolas is a great accessories designer, always proposing audacious directions. Easy to work with, I strongly recommand.

Anthony Drouot
Jan 2018
Consultant

Nicolas is a fantastic person to work with in a team. He has excellent technical skills and gets its inspirations from many different know-hows. He is passionate by Craftmanship and knows how to work with precision. He is really client driven and knows how to work with all teams (development, production, merchandising...). Specifically for Shoes, he can offer a technical development service which can be very useful for companies.

Education & Training
école national supérieur des arts décoratifs
‘06 - ‘09
Master
Master of Design
ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres
‘03 - ‘06
ENSAAMA
Bachelor's degree design de mode et textile
Paris, France