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Guillermo Jop, head designer for Julie France Body Shapers and GUiSHEM, was born into the fashion industry. In his native Guatemala, Jop's family owns and operates a successful textile manufacturing business. At the young age of 17, Jop left his roots in Latin America and moved to North America to attend North Carolina State University where he received a BSC in Textile and Apparel Management.

After graduation, Jop moved to Europe and obtained a BA in Fashion Design from Polimoda in Florence, Italy. His studies continued with a post-graduate certificate in Innovative Pattern Making from the prestigious Central Saint Martin's School of Arts in London, England.

Jop has worked in Europe and New York City with world-renowned designers such as Donna Karan, Zac Posen, La Perla and Monte Textil. With his experience and expertise in various areas of the industry, Jop ventured out onto his own creating GUiSHEM in 2005. In 2007, Jop partnered with Tolbert Yilmaz Manufacturing as the head designer of Julie France Body Shapers. Julie France Body Shapers launched into the U.S. Market with tremendous success and a year later worldwide. Julie France Body Shapers can now be found in over 55 countries and is sold in thousands of retail stores across the United States.




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