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WE FEEL THAT DESIGNERS SHOULD DESIGN. PERIOD.

We take on the day-to-day management so designers can focus on what they do best. Our roster of world-renowned talent has helped create everything from designer collaborations to capsule collections to new category launches.

DESIGNERS

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FROM IDEA TO PRODUCTION, WE LOVE PRODUCT AND UNDERSTAND IT
AT EVERY STAGE OF ITS LIFE CYCLE.

We’ve helped our clients identify and solve complex problems in areas such as product design and development, merchandising and production.

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WE ARE A STRATEGIC PRODUCT-MANAGEMENT CONSULTING GROUP
FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
Our services include product development; sourcing for apparel, footwear and accessories; fabric development and sourcing; production planning; and developing product teams for early stage companies to large fashion houses.
We have over 30 years of experience within the fashion industry and have worked with major brands. Strategy is at the center of how we execute, from working with management to build a foundation for a new project or to elevate, reposition the brand with sound product, fabric and design execution. We pride ourselves in providing expert execution with cohesive merchandising and assortment planning for production.

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SOURCING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MERCHANDISING
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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
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TEAM BUILDING AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
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NEW YORK

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NESLI DANISMAN

Founder


NESLI began her fashion career in 1988 as an assistant buyer for Charivari after graduating with a B.A. in economics from Barnard College. Inspired by Barbara Weiser at Charivari, Nesli obtained an A.A.S. degree in fashion design from F.I.T. in 1991, and soon after became a Men’s Knitwear Design Assistant at Ralph Lauren. Throughout Nesli’s career, she has held such roles as Production Manager at Morgane Le Fay, Director of Product Development at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Design and PD Director at Anthropologie where she was in charge of managing the team and setting up a design development process.

Nesli also successfully ran her own womenswear company called (neslihan) for six years between 1992 and 1998. The brand sold to over 75 retailers with key stores being Barneys and Henri Bendel. In 2008 she decided to branch out in the fashion world and help other brands and designers launch and expand their collections. Angora Group's first client was Marc Jacobs for whom she helped launch the tech accessories business and expand the men's accessories division. Recently Angora has helped launch Draper James, Gabriela Hearst, and Trademark. Previously Angora Group has helped with divisions at The Row, Coach, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Sleepy Jones, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and Outdoor Voices among others.

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AFSHEEN LALANI

Product & Business
Development Manager

AFSHEEN holds a B.Sc in Production Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology, M.Sc in International Business from Nottingham University and a B.A in International Studies from the University of Toronto. She began her career as a consultant at Deloitte and later co-founded a commodity trading business, Quality Pulse Exports. In 2012, Afsheen decided to pursue her love of fashion and head to New York. She has since worked at Macy’s in Product Development and Merchandising at Armani Exchange. Prior to Angora, Afsheen worked at Thom Browne as the Fabric Buyer and then transferred to a merchandising planning role. She has a wide understanding of fashion and retail landscape from high end to mass market.

Since joining Angora Group, Afsheen has been leading new-client product-development projects and helping Angora internally build a strong business by streamlining operations and creating capacity for growth.

She prides herself in being a global citizen: She grew up in East Africa and has lived in Canada and the U.K.; she speaks five languages fluently: English, Swahili, Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati.

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BECCA MINES

Special Projects Manager


BECCA is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and has had a sustained interest in creative industries throughout her diverse history. Becca made the jump from film to fashion eventually joining Angora Group in 2014, as the first fulltime employee of the company. Her passion for helping creative talents to realize their vision made her a fitting addition to the team. Helping clients and Angora to excel by “sweating the small stuff,” Becca has a keen ability to manage the details, whether that is making sure that clients are well informed of all of the steps to come during the contract process or creating dense customized excel sheets which contain answers to questions you didn’t know you had, she is always happy to throw herself in the sticky details so that our clients are free to focus on big picture concerns.

At Angora Becca has served vital functions in our work with UntuckIt, 1.61, Gabriella Hearst, Outdoor Voices and others. She is passionate about our client base and is extremely focused on keeping all communication flowing smoothly between brands, partners, and in-house teams.

Becca was a Girl Scout for 13 years, so you can always rely on her to be loyal, honest and have access to delicious cookies.

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