FRANCES CARD

FASHION BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Frances Card is a fashion business expert and runs the highly successful, FCC – Frances Card Consultancy. Frances has an extensive knowledge of the fashion industry spanning over two and a half decades. Among many high profile clients she has recently worked as strategy consultant and COO at Matches Fashion, with the Bauer Media Group creating, launching and building the designer portfolio for the luxury off–price commerce site www.cocosa.com; advising and sitting as non-executive director on the e-commerce www.mywardobe.com as well as working with several other fashion retail businesses.

Frances is an experienced presenter, hosting numerous fashion events and forums, and a sought-after expert speaker on the fashion industry.

She is a founding member and advisor to The Industry and Vice Chair of The Sorority, one of the world’s most prestigious private clubs for professional women.

Prior to launching her consultancy, as part of the Liberty Directorate, Frances re-launched the iconic Liberty of London brand internationally and developed the business through both wholesale and retail partnerships.

Frances began her career in buying at Dickens and Jones in Regent Street and then moved to the States where she joined an independent US-based luxury label.

Returning to the UK, Frances held senior positions and directorates in retailers House of Fraser and Bentalls before channelling her buying and retailing skills into developing several labels, British and international, at both director and MD level including IC Companys and SAND.