Thomas Harvey
VP of Design
Thomas Harvey
VP of Design
Based in
New York, United States
Seniority
More than 10 years experience
Age
39 years old
Gender
Male
Nationality
United Kingdom
Resume
About

Experienced and proven results driven team leader, creative brand builder and designer with extensive knowledge of working for brands from all sectors across multi categories.
International experience of markets across the world from Asia, Europe and The America's.
Luxury - High Street with knowled

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ge of retail and wholesale driven brands.

Specialties: Creative Direction, Design, Brand, Fabric R&D, Sustainability, Fashion, Strategy, Team Leadership, Research, Sketching

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VP of Design
Original Penguin, Perry Ellis, Perry Ellis America Oct. 2021 - Present
New York, United States

Design, Brand, Creative and Brand Strategy for Original Penguin, Perry Ellis America and Perry Ellis Collection across all categories including Menswear, Womenswear, Children's wear, Accessories and Licensing globally.

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Senior Design Director
Original Penguin Oct. 2020 - Nov. 2021
New York, United States

- Responsible for overseeing the men’s design team across all divisions including local and international liscensing.
- Managing and directing all seasonal inspiration, colour and mood direction for the brand for the season.
- Overseeing and managing all seasonal product development and direction.
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Managing and overseeing internal design structure and working with Merchandising Director and Brand President on range development and brand strategy.
- Woking with all liscensing partners to manage development and approval of collections.

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Design Director
Theory New York Jun. 2017 - Sep. 2020
New York, United States

- Responsible for overseeing the men’s design team,fabric development team, innovation and sustainability from inspiration to delivery of 4 collections per year.
- Managing and directing all seasonal inspiration, colour and mood direction for the brand for the season.
- Working directly with mills a

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nd suppliers I was responsible for all fabric design and development for the menswear brand helping oversee its move into sustainability and setting up key initiatives with Supima cotton, Redown, and Nativa for the Good Wool project. I was also responsible for the Theory Foundations collection design and launch.
- Managing internal and external development with the in-house pattern and technical team for all garment fit and construction for development and production.
- Overseeing brand product partnerships including special collections for Uniqlo and Mr Porter and attending sales meetings with key suppliers.
- Woking with international partners for exclusive collections for their markets including special collaborations for Korean and Japan market.

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Consultant
Theory New York Oct. 2016 - May. 2017
London, United Kingdom

- Working with both the New York and London office set the strategy for the new direction of Theory Menswear under the leadership of Andrew Rosen.
- Working with merchandising and sales teams to understand market needs and opportunity for business growth and expansion.
- Designed and delivered an ex

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clusive capsule for Fall 2017 which was sold exclusively in Japan and Korean markets.

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Head Of Menswear
Aquascutum Apr. 2013 - Jul. 2016
London, United Kingdom

- Responsible for overseeing the repositioning of the brand both in the UK and internationally for mens and womens design and accessories.
- Managing and directing all seasonal inspiration, colour and mood direction for the brand for the season.
- Overseeing the development of the brand image includi

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ng advertising campaigns with photographers Tim Walker and Alasdair Mclellan / store design and the website redesign along with international trade shows like Pitti Uomo.
- Overseeing all development and sourcing for the brand for men’s and women’s design.
- Working with international partners in Japan and China for overseas expansion and collaboration projects.
- Working with international sales and licence partners and attending all sales meetings with brand development.

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Senior Designer
Reiss Jul. 2010 - Apr. 2013
London, United Kingdom

Working across all aspects of Design. Liasing with product development, production and technical. Creating mood boards and seasonal ideas for the men's collection.

Winner
Drapers 30 Under 30
2012
London, United States

Nominated within the UK drapers 30 under 30 for Fashion and Design

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Designer
Aquascutum Apr. 2007 - Jul. 2010
London, United Kingdom

Responsible for men's mainline collection, including tailoring, wovens, outerwear, knit and jersey. Seasonal fabric development, mood and seasonal concept boards.

BaHons Fashion
Kingston University Sep. 2002 - Aug. 2005
Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom

Dedicated Fashion Design Degree specialising in design, sketching, design process, research, pattern making and garment construction.

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Foundation
Kingston University Sep. 2001 - Aug. 2002
Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom

Foundation Course in art and design studying all fields of design.

Industry sectors

Fashion

Skills

Head of Design

Fashion Designer

Creative Direction

Leadership

Team building

Strategy

Software skills

Adobe CC Suite

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Google

Languages

English

Native language

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
In house / Interim management
Collaboration
Teacher
Personal details

Green card holder / US working permit

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate

PEA Launch

Update on relaunch of PEA