Tabitha Holmes | Owner and CEO
“Following her own Pattern”
To begin her journey, the young designer headed to the birthplace of many fashion greats, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, or FIDM. Quickly garnering her degree, she was touched with a bit of good fortune in her final year. During mock interviews with real fashion executives, she made quite an impression on the HR personnel at Guess Jeans. She was granted an interview for the LA based enterprise, aced her assignment, and landed a job at the prestigious company. She worked hard, determined to make the most of the opportunity. Her hard work paid off shortly afterward. When the director of the pattern department took a position at Lucky Brand Jeans, Tabitha was poached to fill an opening. She pushed herself to work twice as hard as everyone else. This work ethic did not go unnoticed.
From there, her journey took her to multiple places, including the notable fashion company, Modern Amusement, and lastly, at Quiksilver/Roxy. She regards this post, as one where she was able to expand upon what she had already learned as a patternmaker. She was surrounded by accomplished insiders, who were able to take her raw talent, and finesse it, making her an invaluable asset. The young designer earned 6 promotions over the course of 6 years, and by the young age of 26, became the senior youth patternmaker for the Roxy girls division.
She credits her tenacious approach to learning, as the key to her success.
“Why so much success in such a short amount of time? Because I sought out knowledge. I wanted to know how everything worked, from production to screen printing, to accounting. I learned how to do costing sheets, and how to read production logs. I learned merchandising, color stories, trends, balancing cost tiers, ratios of goods. My brain is full of the fashion business, and I love it!”
Now that experience is passed on to her clients by helping them grow their own businesses by providing all the necessary support needed from product development to end product. Our team at House of Holmes is dedicated to making the best quality product for our customers, and stand behind our abilities.
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