Frances is a fashion business expert and runs the highly successful FCC - Frances Card Consultancy. Frances has an extensive knowledge of the Fashion industry spanning over two and a half decades
Among many high profile clients she has recently worked with FARFETCH www.farfetch,com and mentoring Board Director Sandrine Deveaux for 6 years across 3 businesses: Harvey Nichols www.harveynichols.com on the launch of their Multi-Channel Project across buying, merchandising, operations and logistics; as business strategy consultant and COO at Matches Fashion www.matchesfashion.com; with www.amandawakeley.com working on all aspects of the brands retail promise; Boden www.boden.co.uk mentoring the Buying Director; advising on the retail proposition in Qatar with Msheireb and Shekiah Mozah on the Downtown Doha town development www.mshehireb.com; specialist business www.ilovedesigner.com a unique East Meets West sales portal.
Frances has previously working with the Bauer Media Group creating, launching and building the designer portfolio for the luxury off price ecommerce site www.cocosa.com ; advising and sitting as non-executive director on the e-commerce site www.mywardobe.com as well as working with several other fashion/retail businesses Frances has a long history in the Fashion business. Frances is often asked to speak at, and host, fashion events and is a founding member of The Industry www.theindustrylondon.com and Vice Chair of The Sorority www.thesorority.com the global networking forum for women.
Frances is often asked to speak at Fashion events, comment on the fashion industry in the media including television and radio, host and be part of industry panels and she also works with the London College of Fashion. Prior to launching her consultancy, as part of the Liberty Directorate, Frances re-launched the iconic Liberty of London brand www.liberty.co.uk internationally and developed the business through both wholesale and retail partnerships. Frances began her career in Buying at Dickens and Jones in Regent Street and then moved to the States where she joined a US based luxury label independent.
Returning to the UK Frances held senior positions in retailers House of Fraser and Bentalls before channelling her buying and retailing skills into developing several labels, British and international, at both Director and MD level including Danish businesses IC Companys www.iccompanys.com and SAND www.sand-europe.com.
Consultancy clients past and present include:
FARFETCH, Donna IDA, Eileen Fisher, Harvey Nichols, Matches Fashion as Commercial Director and Consultant COO, Amanda Wakeley, Sassi Holford, Non-Executive Director and Consultant at My Wardrobe, Fits me, Brand and Buying Director of Cosco, Victoria & Albert Museum enterprises, Hastens, Breast Cancer Campaign, Maria Grachvogel, SDress, Frances Card Consultancy website,
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