Taught by - Sarah Manning
Sarah has 20 years Visual Merchandising experience working for London stores; Harrods, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer.Sarah holds a distinction in PG Cert in Higher Education.
Sarah has had her own freelance Visual Merchandising Company since 2006, working for clients who include ; Harvey Nichols, Jaeger, Zara, Evans Cycles, GHD, Hasbro, Hallmark, John Smedley, Triumph Lingerie, Braun, Kenwood and Delonghi.
Taught by - Neil Holbrook
Having graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1995 with a B.A (Hons) in Product Development for the Fashion Industry, Neil Holbrook has worked for the past 20 years across the Fashion and Retail industries.
Originally working as a Fashion Designer and Pattern Cutter, Neil moved over to the retail side to work in Buying and has since worked across Visual Merchandising, Press and Marketing and most recently in the Editorial and Social Media areas. Here he headed up the editorial team for Harvey Nichols, managing their website, magazines, emails and social media ,directing their fashion, beauty and food styling and editorial, still life and product photography and overseeing all copywriting.
Neil has a very extensive knowledge of, and interest in, both current and historical fashion as well as celebrity, popular and music culture. Neil's fashion retail experience ranges the gamut from luxury to high street, international to independent and multi to mono brand.
Taught by - Paul Chambers
Paul Chambers attended St Martins School of Art: College for the Distributive Trade course where he studied Display Design before starting his career at Selfridges.
He has now worked in the Visual Merchandising field for 25 years, including Selfridges for 10 years; 6 of which he was Head of Creative Direction, driving all creative concepts for all windows and store commercial promotions. Paul then worked for 6 years at Harvey Nichols as VM Manager and Company Windows Manager followed by a stint as Art Director for Reiss and as a Celebrity Fashion Stylist at Terri Manduca agency.
Paul also headed up the Projects and Design teams for 'Elemental Design', a retail creative agency in London managing all aspects of design project management and production for brands such as Fendi, Harrods and Selfridges.
Paul has now relocated to Germany where he heads up the Global Windows for Hugo Boss.