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OUR TEAM

Our Team

Our in-house team of expert digital and physical designers, machinists, and pattern technicians specialise in the contour industry. Working collaboratively, they ensure our clients’ samples and collections are nothing short of unique and make design dreams a reality. Meet our team below!

Our team

Nichole de Carle

CEO & Founder

As CEO & Founder of the London Contour Experts Group and Bodywear Lab, Nichole is passionate about leading the contour industry into the future. With over a decade of experience as a designer, business owner and consultant, she began the LCE Group to encourage design innovation within the industry whilst providing business support and also paving the way for more sustainable manufacturing practices that can be implemented across the industry.

Nichole has collaborated with major established brands within the world of contour such as Fiorucci, Playboy and Jean Paul Gaultier as well as supporting new brands already taking the industry by storm such as Scarlett Gasque, Arabella London and Cou Cou Intimates. Never afraid to get stuck in all areas of the business, Nichole knows the industry like the back of her hand and can tailor a bra to fit like a glove whilst creating a business plan that will disrupt the market. Passionate about providing the tools to success for any aspiring designer or brand owner, Nichole also teaches at the University of Arts London, where her range of courses focus on Lingerie, Swimwear and Activewear design as well as lecturing on her own experience of entrepreneurship.

Nichole has collaborated with major established brands within the world of contour such as Fiorucci, Playboy and Jean Paul Gaultier as well as supporting new brands already taking the industry by storm such as Scarlett Gasque, Arabella London and Cou Cou Intimates. Never afraid to get stuck in all areas of the business, Nichole knows the industry like the back of her hand and can tailor a bra to fit like a glove whilst creating a business plan that will disrupt the market. Passionate about providing the tools to success for any aspiring designer or brand owner, Nichole also teaches at the University of Arts London, where her range of courses focus on Lingerie, Swimwear and Activewear design as well as lecturing on her own experience of entrepreneurship.

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Tony Ka Yiu Wang

Managing Director

With a combined talent for both technical pattern-cutting and business strategy, Tony is the Managing Director of BodywearLab and the London Contour Experts Group.He provides the strong organisational foundations that ensure our business runs smoothly day-to-day, month-by-month, and year-to-year. He can catch any issue before it has the chance to develop into a problem and provides our team with quick solutions, accessible administrative strategies and IT knowledge that makes our design and manufacturing house a dream to work with. 

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Nadine Mivelaz

Head of New Business Development

As the first point of contact for all our prospective clients, there is no better person than Nadine to provide a warm welcome from all of us at BWL.As head of new business development Nadine has her finger on the pulse of any emerging trends in the market and ensures our clients receive the most up-to-date information, products and services available. She handles all of our client communications and supports our team by certifying that our client’s requirements are being met whilst their brand goals are achieved through our services.

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Jadzia Garrett

Senior Garment Technologist

Jadzia knows garment construction inside out. A self-taught pattern cutting queen, Jadzia has a background in business as the Head of Buying & Merchandise at Next, and currently teaches Contour design to the new generation at De Montfort University. She handles all of our fit management here at LCE and is the person making sure all our clients’ products fit like a glove. 

Our team

Jadzia Garrett

Garment Technologist

Jadzia knows garment construction inside out. A self-taught pattern cutting queen, Jadzia has a background in business as the Head of Buying & Merchandise at Next, and currently teaches Contour design to the new generation at De Montfort University. She handles all of our fit management here at LCE and is the person making sure all our clients’ products fit like a glove. 

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Candice Waugh

Product Manager

Ensuring the smooth running of tasks across multiple teams, Candice supervises all ongoing design projects at LCE. With deep technical knowledge and design expertise, Candice guides the Design Team whilst simultaneously supporting the Marketing department with any research projects that intersect. As the product manager, Candice also provides project timelines for our clients, as well as manages their budget checks and supports the Production manager with correspondence between our factory partners. 

Our team

Jadzia Garrett

Garment Technologist

Jadzia knows garment construction inside out. A self-taught pattern cutting queen, Jadzia has a background in business as the Head of Buying & Merchandise at Next, and currently teaches Contour design to the new generation at De Montfort University. She handles all of our fit management here at LCE and is the person making sure all our clients’ products fit like a glove. 

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Luana Iopp

Senior Product Designer

As LCE’s Senior Product Designer, Luana is the magic that helps bring our clients’ design dreams to life. Working collaboratively, she can conduct considered design and market research tailored to our client's brand goals. Luana is an expert in manifesting USPs and creating fully realised design packs to help kickstart a new and innovative collection.

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Ewa Milewska

Head Technician

Our Master Sewer, Ewa, is meticulous, organised, and committed to producing only the finest garments for our clients. Collaborating with the Production Team, Ewa outlines each of her team members’ responsibilities per style, per production to ensure the most knowledgeable and skilled machinist is matched to their perfect product. She also manages the Sampling Team, and oversees all quality assurance checks throughout production; from patterns to tech specs, Ewa’s high attention to detail always produces perfect products. 

Our team

Jadzia Garrett

Garment Technologist

Jadzia knows garment construction inside out. A self-taught pattern cutting queen, Jadzia has a background in business as the Head of Buying & Merchandise at Next, and currently teaches Contour design to the new generation at De Montfort University. She handles all of our fit management here at LCE and is the person making sure all our clients’ products fit like a glove. 

Our team

Candice Waugh

Product Manager

Ensuring the smooth running of tasks across multiple teams, Candice supervises all ongoing design projects at BWL. With deep technical knowledge and design expertise, Candice guides the Design Team whilst simultaneously managing the product fit and quality standards, always with the clients vision at the forefront of her decisions. As the product manager, Candice also provides project timelines for our clients, as well as manages their budget checks and supports the Production manager with correspondence between our factory partners.

Our team

Luana Ioppi

Senior Product Designer

As BWL’s Senior Product Designer, Luana is the magic that helps bring our clients’ design dreams to life. Working collaboratively, she can conduct considered design and market research tailored to our client's brand goals. She is also engaged to the Marketing department supporting on any creative research projects that intersect with design. Luana is an expert in manifesting USPs and creating fully realised design packs to help kickstart a new and innovative collection.

Our team

Ewa Milewska

Head Technician

Our Master Sewer, Ewa, is meticulous, organised, and committed to producing only the finest garments for our clients. Collaborating with the Production Team, Ewa outlines each of her team members’ responsibilities per style, per production to ensure the most knowledgeable and skilled machinist is matched to their perfect product. She also manages the Sampling Team, and oversees all quality assurance checks throughout production; from patterns to tech specs, Ewa’s high attention to detail always produces perfect products.

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Danie Hudson

Sampling Coordinator

As BWL’s Sampling Coordinator, Danie is in charge of all of our Design Team’s sample cutting, production cutting, and quality control whilst making sure it’s done promptly. An accomplished pattern cutter, Danie enjoys getting stuck in with the hands-on tasks. By being involved with the day-to-day projects, Danie is able to not only lend an extra pair of hands to her team but also ensure that quality assurance is maintained.   

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Penny Black

Production Manager

Penny is all about the details. As our Production Manager, she ensures that timelines are maintained, design specifications are sustained, and project deliverables meet our clients’ expectations. Utilising her technical and analytical prowess, Penny oversees the entire production process from sampling to delivery and makes sure that our clients’ concepts become a reality ready for the market.

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Claudine Stiles

Sourcing Specialist

Claudine is our savvy buying & sourcing specialist and secret weapon when it comes to locating the preferred textiles for client projects. She is the negotiator and liaison between suppliers and clients, gathering product information to ensure the fabric matches the clients’ creative vision and brand identity all whilst keeping a close eye on the budget. Claudine’s insight into material trends and knowledge of swatch packs enables her to select the quintessential fabric for any collection.

Our team

Claudine Stiles

Sourcing Specialist

Our Master Sewer, Ewa, is meticulous, organised, and committed to producing only the finest garments for our clients. Collaborating with the Production Team, Ewa outlines each of her team members’ responsibilities per style, per production to ensure the most knowledgeable and skilled machinist is matched to their perfect product. She also manages the Sampling Team, and oversees all quality assurance checks throughout production; from patterns to tech specs, Ewa’s high attention to detail always produces perfect products. 

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Olivia Vicary

Production Coordinator

Olivia is the queen of quality. She ensures that every step of the production process is nothing short of perfect from beginning to end. From inspecting every inch of our client’s samples, to measurement checks and supporting the technical pack creation, Olivia is your girl for trusted seal approvals. She also assists in pattern cutting, coordination and communication of production deliveries, and providing the team with comprehensive packing lists for production.

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Ernie

Head of Treats

As the manager of belly rubs and head scratches, Ernie is in charge of boosting morale and letting everyone know when it’s time for a quick snack break. A true diva, he likes to think of himself as the design team’s muse and can often be found picking out fabrics for future collections (often the most soft and snuggly kind)

Our team

Olivia Vicary

Production Coordinator

Olivia is the queen of quality. She ensures that every step of the production process is nothing short of perfect from beginning to end. From inspecting every inch of our client’s samples, to measurement checks and supporting the technical pack creation, Olivia is your girl for trusted seal approvals. She also assists in pattern cutting, coordination and communication of production deliveries, and providing the team with comprehensive packing lists for production.

Our team

Olivia Vicary

Junior Garment Technologist

Olivia is the queen of quality and grade management. She ensures that every step of the Grading process is nothing short of accurate from beginning to end, providing Red Seal measurements and Gold Seal approvals. From inspecting every inch of the sealed samples to measurement checks and creating the technical packs, Olivia is your girl for trusted seal and grade approvals. She also assists in pattern cutting, coordination plus, communication of production deliveries, as well as supporting the team with comprehensive packing lists for production.

Junior Pattern Cutter

Cedrina

Junior Pattern Cutter

As a true crafty queen, Cedrina supports our development team with pattern-cutting knowledge and execution here at Bodywear Lab. You'll find her in development fit meetings, working closely with our Product Manager and Senior Garment Technologist, utilising her expertise to support the delivery of immaculately fitted products for all our clients.

Junior production coordinator

Demetra

Junior Production Coordinator

Demetra is a go-getter and has a strong attention to details, she works closely with our Production Manager and Junior Garment Technologist on anything post-gold seal related. Her day to day tasks range from match sample packs organisation with our overseas partners, usage calculations on each product within a production, pre-production samples management, to packing list creation post-production.

Our team

Ernie

Head of Treats

As the manager of belly rubs and head scratches, Ernie is in charge of boosting morale and letting everyone know when it’s time for a quick snack break. A true diva, he likes to think of himself as the design team’s muse and can often be found picking out fabrics for future collections (often the most soft and snuggly kind)

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What is Brands of Tomorrow?

Brands of Tomorrow is a curated program, designed to support the growth of an exclusive group of creative entrepreneurs embarking on the journey to develop their businesses in the bodywear sector.

Interested? Find out more on our sister company,
London Contour Experts website.

What is Brands of Tomorrow

Brands of Tomorrow is a curated program, designed to support the growth of an exclusive group of creative entrepreneurs embarking on the journey to develop their businesses in the bodywear sector.

Interested? Find out more on our sister company,
London Contour Experts website.