Elizabeth Rickard Shah Product Design, Sourcing & Development Specialist
With over 20 years of experience in the global luxury fashion industry, Elizabeth Rickard Shah has launched three internationally distributed accessories lines, Rickard Shah, Valea Firenze and Rickard Shah P.U.R.E., garnering major press coverage in such publications as Vogue, People and British Elle and outfitting iconic women like Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Jessica Alba.
The collections were sold globally in outlets such as Saks Fifth Ave, Nordstrom, Stanley Korshak and Takashimaya as well as in a standalone Rickard-Shah boutique in London’s Mayfair district.
In addition to holding senior design positions in both apparel and accessories for several internationally acclaimed fashion houses including Pucci (LVMH), Anne Klein, Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani and Sonia Rykiel, Rickard Shah also has solid expertise on the business end, sourcing, directing her label's production and co-managing their distribution and marketing efforts in partnership with her husband, Binith Shah, from their base in Florence, Italy.
In 2010, Elizabeth and her husband Co-Founded Green Dot Holdings, a U.S-based venture that launched a line of sustainable products using GDH proprietary bio resin designed for injection molding. In 2012, Elizabeth exited the company to found ESP Design Solutions, a design consultancy and creative lab whose current clients include, among others: Seven for All Mankind, QOM (a woman’s cycling collection) and Plimms, a collection of fashion chic ‘plant made’, ‘planet friendly’ footwear using a proprietary – new-to-market – bio resin produced for ESP by BASF.