PIPLETTE 2011-2014 Founder / Creative Director
Alice Ritter diffusion line. Piplette is a ready-to-wear contemporary brand with a strong emphasis on exclusive prints, wovens and c&s. Initially developed in partnership with Urban Outfitters, Piplette sold to more than 30 stores worldwide, including United Arrow Green Label, Barneys Tokyo, and American Rag.
Designed all exclusive artworks for prints and developed seasonal concepts and designs, from research and fabric selection through to sketches and flats. Oversaw all tech packs and development with Hong Kong manufacturing partner.
ALICE RITTER BROOKLYN FOR GAP 2013
Launched a line developed in partnership with the GAP merchant team.
Designed and produced several assortments of exclusive printed tops and shirts, mixing the GAP every day aesthetic with the Alice Ritter unique sense of style.
Conception from the initial sketches to final product under GAP’s specific price architecture.
Oversaw production in China from preproduction samples to bulk through to delivery.
CFDA Incubator 2010-2012
Selected as one of 10 participants in the first CFDA Incubator Initiative
along with Prabal Gurung and Public School
ALICE RITTER 2005-2012 FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
High-end contemporary ready-to-wear label featured in major publications around the world including Vogue US, Elle US, Lucky, New York Times, Teen Vogue, Spur Japan, Madame Figaro Japan, Refinery 29, and WWD. Celebrity support included Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Keira Knightley, Zooey Deschanel, and Michelle Williams. The brand sold to more than 65 stores throughout the US, Asia and Europe, from Barneys New York, Kirna Zabete in New York, Brown in London, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, United Arrow in Japan, to Colette in Paris.
Formed a partnership with a Hong Kong based company to sustain production and distribution of the line. Worked in tandem with HK office to source, develop and produce 4 deliveries a year. Supervised fabric sourcing, developed trimming and embroidery programs with India and China. Developed original prints. Oversaw sample rooms in NYC and China, developing samples and following through fittings.
Organized several fashion shows in New York and several press and buyers presentations during New York Fashion Week.
NAVE-ONWARD TAKASHIMAYA TOKYO & NEW YORK 2007
Created a woven and c&s assortment for Nave Japan, the contemporary collection of Takashimaya, in collaboration with the merchandising team. Developed sketches, tech packs, followed fittings, determined fabrication. Participation to the promotion of the line in Tokyo with a personal appearance during their market week.
Created an assortment with the merchandising team for Nave US, the US branch of Onward Takashimaya. Worked within the creative guidelines of the US collection established by Richard Chai. Developed sketches, tech packs, followed production fitting.
NIKE 2007 FREELANCE DESIGNER
Created from concept to execution an outfit for the staff of the exclusive party celebrating
the 25th anniversary of the legendary Air Force One sneaker.
NUN 2002-2005 FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Independent fashion label. Distributed in NYC, Paris and Tokyo, Nun clothes was an artistic concept,selling one of a kind pieces for woman to targeted stores. Nun was featured in Elle US, French Vogue, Blackbook and The Face.
UPS Fashion Forward Award (first fashion show at Bryant Park in 2006)
Genart Fresh Faces in Fashion runway show in 2005
Ecco Domani semi finalist in 2006
CFDA vogue fashion fund semi-finalist
Bachelor degree in Economics, University of Paris II, Pantheon-Assas
Masters degree in Finance and management