Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Morgaine McGee is co-founder & co-CEO of The Vertical Collective, a manufacturing firm that specializes in product design and accelerated development, working with brands and retailers of all industries. Through her passion and history in sourcing, she has cultivated a strong network of designers, developers and global partners.
McGee is a fashion industry leader with experience overseeing design, development, production and global distribution initiatives for major US and European companies. With over 15 years of experience in apparel and accessories, McGee is a respected Consultant, often lecturing at London College of Fashion, and appearing as a guest commentator on Bloomberg.
Prior to founding The Vertical Collective, McGee worked as Vice President of Product Development at Signal Brands, where she liaised between the Italian design and the US sales and merchandising teams for prominent brands like Guess, Splendid, Trina Turk, BCBG, and Nasty Gal. While at Signal, she built and led a world class material sourcing and development team, and in one year grew export by $50MM.
McGee began her career at RT Sourcing USA working on design and product development for multiple luxury global brands including Dior, Chanel and Givenchy. After a few years, she identified the need to bridge the gap and streamline the design and development process. She was promoted to their Hong Kong office where she opened a sample room in Southern China to manage development and sourcing to ensure the manufacturers interpretation of design, quality, and brand integrity, while achieving competitive prices.
McGee attended the Parsons School of Design. She currently resides in Hong Kong with her husband.