Gabrielle studied textiles at CSM - originally a weaver with a life long passion for textiles she is all about the fabric. Fifteen years in the product development side of the fashion industry and ten years working for global suppliers Dewhirst and Esquel has given her exceptional insight into international fabric sourcing and global manufacturing routes.
Specialising in market research, fabric design, range planning & leadtime and critical path management, her customers have included Ted Baker, Fred Perry, Burberry, Next, Marks and Spencer, Target Australia, Country Road, Thomas Pink, Tesco and Adidas. Her experience working with factories in countries including the UK, Portugal, Turkey, Morocco, China, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia means she understands the global market and can provide insight into this varied supply base.
In 2016 Gabrielle launched her fashion and textile consultancy shinerhilldesign offering a service to brands that want to create a new product or create their existing product more effectively. Gabrielle has lived and worked in New York and London and previously taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Starting as a sessional lecturer for Ravensbourne FBBM Gabrielle is looking forward to engaging and inspiring the students in her new role as Course Leader.
BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management