Aslı Özbek

Training designer, Social entrepreneur

Asli's bio

I grew up in Istanbul and attended the Italian high school, which initiated my love and emotional connection to this country.
I started my professional life in 2005, after completing my fashion studies in Polimoda, Florence. I was an intern in Italy's number one department store La Rinascente and I enjoyed enormously my experience in the menswear department. In 2006 I was hired by Louis Vuitton to attend the manager training program. Firstly I worked in Milan Montenapoleone flagship store until I have been promoted as a store manager to open the Padova store, which was the 18th Louis Vuitton store in Italy.
Than came Lanvin...I moved to Paris and started the training department of Lanvin Paris. I have been designing and delivering brand and collection trainings for both men's and women's RTW and Accessories collections. In the meantime, I have completed my second masters in Organizational psychology and change management in Insead. My studies at Insead gave me new insights in order to become a change facilitator during personal and organizational change and transition periods.
I am a career coach and lecturer. I currently teach at ESLSCA Business school in Paris and IFA Paris fashion school in Istanbul. I am the founder of Turkey's first fashion career platform modakariyeri.com through which I provide sectoral mentoring to Turkey's talents and help companies express themselves through efficient and sincere employer branding.
You can discover more about my experience below.

Experience

Explore my professional story and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

08 / 2015 Current

Change coach and lecturer

Founder

There is a clear lack of information and knowledge sharing in fashion industry in Turkey. I started modakariyeri.com as a mentoring platform for those young pro ... Read more

12 / 2012 04 / 2014

LANVIN

International Training Manager

Creation of Lanvin's first training department and preparation of the collection and brand training material for retail and wholesale networks.
Delivery of the
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07 / 2011 06 / 2012

Louis Vuitton

Leather Goods Merchandiser at Louis Vuitton South Europe

In charge of the buying for permanent leather goods lines for South Europe and Middle East zone.
Preparation of performance related tools, collection training
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06 / 2009 07 / 2011

Louis Vuitton

Store Manager Louis Vuitton Padova

Recruitment of the 10 people team, retro-planning and opening of the store.
Management of the store during the first 2 years of activity focused mainly on the
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09 / 2006 06 / 2009

Louis Vuitton

Sales Manager for Leather Goods

Assistant store manager in Milan Montenapoleone global store in charge of the Leather Goods category, the best performer category in the store.
Performance man
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05 / 2005 09 / 2006

Rinascente

Floor manager

Started as an intern in the menswear department to later take charge of the women's accessories floor

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Education


2014 2016

INSEAD

2004 2005

Polimoda

Master in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising

Polimoda is one of the leading fashion schools in the world. My studies consisted of topics ranging from fashion history to fashion marketing and buying.

1999 2003

Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Business Administration

My graduation thesis was about the impact of visual merchandising on consumer purchasing behaviour. It introduced me to the magical world of retail.

1991 1999

Italyan lisesi

Italian Language and Literature

I love Italy. It is like my second home and thanks to Italian High school I was able to immerse myself in the Italian culture already from the age of 11.

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Luxury retail experience

You can see below some projects I have been working for during my career.

Louis Vuitton Padova store opening

Store manager in charge of the opening

Lanvin The Mall store opening

Project manager for the first outlet opening of Lanvin Paris

VSP Paris store opening project

Project manager for the store opening in Paris

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Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Training
Fashion
Performance Management
Management
Luxury Goods
Career Coaching
Apparel
Retail

Get in touch

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