Elaine Schiff is a visionary designer with a proven record of success. She is a key driver of innovation, with a strong business sense that evolves and disrupts the industry, leading to profitable, brand-specific collections. She consistently demonstrates 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 clear focus on contemporary dresses, swimwear, and separates for social occasion, bridal, athletics, and daytime classifications, including wovens and both cut-and-sewn and full-fashioned knits. Designs are executed to the highest standards through strong leadership by providing clear direction to team members, being open to new ideas and directions, 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, Faviana, and Azazie. Designs and private labels are currently featured at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Terry Costa, Tp Kleider, Esti Boutique, and many other domestic and international retailers, vertical stores, and ecommerce.