Do you want to launch a footwear or a fashion line but don't know where to start? That's why we're here.
With 10+ years of industry experience, Alope Consulting can provide any level of service, in order for you to develop the footwear or fashion product that is right for your business. We've worked in-house and as consultants in almost every role in the footwear and apparel business, including retail sales, buyer, design, product development, production & logistics.
We work with start-ups and small businesses to help them build small-run, domestically produced items and have a network of American manufacturers that range from small workshops to mid-size factories that are ready to produce on a commercial scale. We also have connections with overseas manufacturers that can provide you with bigger volumes of production. We will work with you to find what is the design and logistic set up that works best for your business model.
The Management Team:
A native of France, Celine Legey-Salisian studied International Business in Paris before graduating with a Master in the Creative and Fashion Industries.
After interning at Quicksilver Europe and Lectra Systems in their retail and merchandising department, she joined the apparel brand Sud Express as a buyer, in Paris. Her personal journey lead her to Los Angeles where she worked as a Product Developer and Production Manager for the footwear brands Ed Hardy Shoes, US Army Shoes and Nine West Original Sneakers. Hands on with the footwear development process, Celine has been able to travel on factory sites where she developed her skills in product development, manufacturing and logistics.
Celine's expertise in the footwear process is to manage and oversee the production process and procedures so that Designers, Sales team and Manufacturers can provide final clients with a product meeting their expectations.
Jessica Taft Langdon
Jessica Taft Langdon is an American footwear designer who was trained in New York City and Milan, Italy.
Having worked for a number of years for such diverse brands as Sacco shoes, Coach, Proenza Schouler, Catherine Malandrino, Alexander Wang, Franco Sarto & Rampage, she has taken her extensive experience westward, and settled in Los Angeles.
After unsuccessfully searching the East Coast for existing footwear factories in which to develop American-made shoes, Jessica was thrilled to find a small enclave of footwear craftspeople and factories in Southern California. She brings her strong background in both design & product development together with these factories in order to make great shoes for the American market.
Her experience with international and local brands allows her to respond to every scale of design needs without neglecting the necessary creativity behind every project.