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Miriam Raposh

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  • date: 3-18-17
Innovative, detail- oriented senior fashion designer with extensive experience in all areas of character and non-character children’s and adult’s apparel - Sleepwear, Lounge wear, Athleisure, Active wear, Robes, Slippers, and Sportswear.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

Produced department store styles

Produced department store styles X
Women's department store looks.

Licensed character Disney Couture

Licensed character Disney Couture X

Athleisure garments with examples of product development

Athleisure garments with examples of product development X
Modern yet sporty styles which have active design details and wicking treatments for the active woman on the go.

Kids Sleepwear in 100% Cotton and F.R. Treatments

Kids Sleepwear in 100% Cotton and F.R. Treatments X
Character Sleepwear- Robes, tight fitting and F.R. treated sleepwear for girls and boys for Disney World, Land, and Online.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Specialties

    Fabric development, product development, garment construction in knits and woven, eye for color, manufacturing knowledge , eye for market and print trends
    Knowledge of retail math, fit, costing, sourcing, collaborative leader that can mentor artists, designers, pattern makers, and sewers while working closely with the technical team, production team, and factories on lab dips and strike off approvals.
  • Years of Experience

    20
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Creative Suite- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Bridge
    Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, PLM
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology- BFA- Intimate Apparel
    Fashion Institute of Technology- AAS- Tailoring
  • Social

More Information

Extensive experience in knits and woven fabrications from concept to production. Specializing in shopping retail markets, fabric development, product construction and graphics which utilizes current fashion trends, silhouettes and colors. Having experience on collections and private label programs for major Department Stores, Outlets, and Clubs.

Professional Experience:

Senior Apparel Designer, Product development, Merchandiser
Jaclyn Apparel
February 2009 - December 2016
•Designed and presented new silhouettes to department store teams which fit within their brand identity, colors and customer profile using a wide variety of fabrics and construction details. Stores included Kohl’s Jockey, Costco, Lord + Taylor, Belk and Macy's.
•Worked closely with President of Sales, and President of Design in all presentations and new developments in Illustrator and Photoshop.
•Facilitated the communication between customers, the creative team and production teams concerning new products, fabric development and sourcing.
•Submitted original sketches and worked with the first/ production pattern makers and sewers to create line samples and fits in production.

Merchandiser/ Senior Designer/ Production/ Sourcing
Nap Inc.
October 2007 - January 2009
• Designed, Merchandised and sourced the Crabtree and Evelyn, Cuddle Duds Sleepwear collections and various private label programs. Often traveling to customer’s corporate locations to present concepts and original samples.
• Directed teams in all phases of prints, product development, fits, sourcing, negotiated costing with factories, managed all production approvals to ensure all submits matched for the brand"s identity and partnered with production team.
• Communicated with overseas factories concerning deliveries, costing, fabric printing and production approvals.
• Working with Sales and Management to set target costs and line pricing are met.
• Presented lines to sales team and corporate buyers often creating private label programs for additional customers and department stores.

Account Executive/ Senior Designer/ Merchandiser
Nap Inc.
January 2005 - October 2007
• Launched first Licensed Disney Couture Women’s/ Juniors Sleepwear line for Department Stores and Boutiques.
• Designed programs for private label accounts for adults and children’s sleepwear sensitive to various price points for Disney Stores, Disney On-Line/ Catalog, and Disney Land.
• Other Accounts included Madison Square Garden- Radio City Rockettes, N.Y. Rangers N.Y. Knicks, Liberty Pajamas and hooded towels for adults and kids sleepwear and lounge wear.
• Negotiated pricing with factories and clients to ensure company’s profitability.
• Managed and operated a profitable “Drop Shipment” Disney program and created quarterly royalty reports.

Senior Designer
Nap Inc.
October 1999 - January 2005
• Managed the design process and all production submits and approvals from conception to final production of a 20 Million dollar division in Women’s, Men’s and Children’s sleepwear for a private label accounts which included character and non- character sleepwear and lounge wear.
• Create new placement and embroidered graphics with allover prints for private label Disney accounts which included Disney World, Disney Land, Disney Stores, and Online/ Catalog.
• Managed a team of Designers, Graphic artists, pattern makers, sample room sewers and the technical department.
• International travel to factories in Turkey for initial concept/ line samples and production printing and embroideries.

Associate Designer- Product Development
Nap Inc.
October 1997 - January 1999
• Worked as a liaison between the customers, sales, and factories on development and production submits, art and approvals.
• Created all production packages including print repeats, embroidery development, and lab dip approvals.
• Created presentation boards for trends and customers- Victoria Secrets, Anne Lewin, XOXO, Disney Private Label, and Private Label for Department Stores.
• Researched and shopped stores for original samples for fabrics, silhouettes, screen and allover print techniques, and embroideries.

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