Elaine Schiff is a Design Director with a proven record of success. She is a key driver of innovation, with a strong business sense that evolves and disrupts the industry as appropriate, leading to profitable, brand-specific collections. She has demonstrated leadership in global market research, identification and development of trends, colors, and fabrics, creation of brand-consistent silhouettes and details, merchandising, data analysis, and on-time PD management of multiple brands in fast-paced, cross-functional, and collaborative team-driven environments.
Her extensive background has resulted in a consistent focus on contemporary dresses and separates for social occasion, bridal, and daytime classifications. Designs are executed to the highest standards through strong leadership by providing clear direction to team members, being open to new ideas and arguments, daring to push the boundaries of conventional thought, sharing knowledge and building excitement within teams, setting example in the face of challenge, and meeting the bottom-line. Brands have included David’s Bridal, Oleg Cassini, White by Vera Wang, Truly Zac Posen, and Faviana. Designs and private labels are featured at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Terry Costa, Tp Kleider, Esti Boutique, and many other domestic and international retailers, vertical stores, and ecommerce.