I’ve always wanted to work in luxury retail for a company like Harvey Nichols that has a reputation for being fashion forward, creative and innovative.
Describe your current role and who you work with
My role involves looking after all display aspects of the store with a focus on womenswear. This includes dressing the windows, styling mannequins around the store, creating product showcases and planning and executing interior displays. I primarily work with the display team but I also collaborate with a number of different teams in and out of the store to complete projects such as managers, head office and outside companies.
What’s the best thing about working at Harvey Nichols?
The best things about working at Harvey Nichols is that no two days are ever the same. Displays covers so many diverse areas and each project, be it window dressing, mannequin styling or designing interior displays allows you to do something different and keeps you constantly challenged.
What’s your favourite part of your role?
What I enjoy most about my role is designing the interior displays. Seeing the idea you and your team created going from the planning to stage to actually being implemented in store is always really rewarding.
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve ever done in your role?
The first time I got to dress the Knightsbridge Street windows was really exciting. The scheme was really bright and sculptural and featured amazing floral installations from artist, Tsai-Yoshikawa.
Describe a typical day in your role
Typically I start my day by catching up with my managers and team and planning needs to be achieved for the day. This generally involves inspecting standards in my designated areas of the store, then depending on what project I’m on I could be dressing mannequins, designing interior displays or executing an idea.