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Kristin Parker

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WWW.KRISTINMICHELLEPARKER.COM Creative, trend savvy, detail-oriented fashion designer. Will bring a motivated attitude, innovative concepts, advanced technical skills, and 11+ years of experience in apparel design and manufacturing.
  • Region:
  • Southern CA

Various

Various X

X

X

AllAlong

AllAlong X
women's contemporary collection

L.Alien

L.Alien X
Men's and Women's Streetwear Collection

Costume Design

Costume Design X
Designed costumes for boxing world champions Shawn Porter and Claressa Shields as well as for various performances and independent films.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Costume Design
  • Specialties

    Contemporary/Luxury
    Casual/Streetwear
  • Years of Experience

    11+
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Blue Cherry
    Photoshop
    PLM
    Indesign
    AIMS
    WinFashion
    MS Office
  • Schools/Training

    UNCG - BS in Fashion Design and Textiles
  • Social

More Information

*~ KRISTIN MICHELLE PARKER ~*
Fashion Design
Los Angeles, CA
919-815-8831
kristin.parker@ymail.com
www.kristinmichelleparker.com

ONLINE PORTFOLIOS:
www.kristinmichelleparker.com/portfolio.html
www.styleportfolios.com/kristinmparker
http://www.coroflot.com/kristinparker
http://www.behance.net/kristinparker

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS – Fashion Design, Textiles, & Marketing
2002-2006

Broughton High School
Fashion Design & Sewing, Levels 1-4
Patternmaking, Levels 1-2
1998-2002

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AWARDS AND PARTICIPATION:

November 2019
Showed my own streetwear collection, L.Alien, at RAW Artists – Hollywood

September – October 2019
Costume designer/Stylist for short films:
‘Embrace Your Inner Monster’
‘Monsters Trick or Treat’

October 2016
Showed my own SS17 collection, AllAlong, at LAFW. Collection was also featured in CA Apparel News

October 2013
Starling designs selected for Directives West Spring ’14 Trend Presentation

December 2011
Finalist in ModCloth’s Make the Cut Contest

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SKILLS:
Apparel design
Fashion illustration (CAD / hand)
Technical design
Patternmaking & draping
Fittings
Mood boards, art / trend direction
Linesheets & lookbooks
Fabric & trim dying
Print / Color development
Screen / sublimation printing
Wash processes
Sourcing & costing (domestic / overseas)
Merchandising
Sample tracking / management
Production management

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WORK HISTORY:

BUSINESS OWNER / FASHION DESIGNER
AllAlong (Women’s Contemporary) – www.allalongapparel.com
L.Alien (Men’s and Women’s Streetwear) – lalienstyle.com
June 2014 – Present
• Designing and producing my own collections, which I sell both independently and to various boutiques in L.A. I manage all of the design, production, marketing, art development, website design, brand development, public relations, and sales.

FASHION DESIGNER / PRODUCTION MANAGER (CONTRACT)
Costume Design, Men’s and Women’s Couture Apparel Production
Cosmo’s Glamsquad
June 2019 – November 2019
• Managing small production runs for high-end boutique. Responsible for sourcing materials, patterns, sampling, fitting, and order fulfillment.
• Designed custom costumes for world champion boxers Shawn Porter, and Claressa Shields. Responsible for sketching, patternmaking, and sewing.

FASHION DESIGNER
Young Women’s Contemporary Apparel
Providence Industries dba MyDyer / Liberty L.A.
October 2014 – March 2019
• Designed young womens branded and customer-specific private label apparel for accounts such as Nordstrom, Abercrombie, Hollister, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Top Shop, Pacific Sunwear, etc.
• Directed and oversaw designs from concept to finished product.
• Market research and trend/color forecasting for customer-specific collections
• Client and brand-specific moodboards and design presentations
• Print, art, and wash and direction
• Fabric and trim sourcing
• Supervise and provide direction to associate designer

FASHION DESIGNER (FULL-TIME AND FREELANCE)
Big Strike, LVR Fashion, Marchelle
Juniors, Missy, Women’s Contemporary and Luxury Apparel
November 2013 – October 2014
• Designed fashion tops, graphic tees and dresses for private label accounts including JCPenny, Dillards, Kohls, Delias, F21, Charlotte Russe, and Wet Seal
• Oversaw designs from concept to final product
• Responsibilities included market research, trend/color forecasting, moodboards, design sketches/CADs, design presentations, art and design direction, fabric/trim sourcing and costing (locally and overseas), tech packs, fittings, WIP tracking, and detailed linesheets
• Freelance apparel design, consulting, fashion illustration, tech packs, styling, line development, and creative direction for a variety of clientele

LEAD FASHION DESIGNER
Rigo International (Starling)
Young Women’s Contemporary and Juniors Apparel
November 2012 – October 2013
• Designed and developed all categories of branded and private label apparel. Clientele included Nordstrom, Hot Topic, Von Maur, Zumiez, Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal, Buckle, and Fredericks
• Trend forecasting, color research, and mood boards
• Fabric/trim sourcing and costing – locally and overseas
• Print/graphic design and development
• Managed successful team of sample makers, patternmaker and intern
• Directed fittings and oversaw product through final production

FASHION DESIGNER (FREELANCE, CONTRACT, AND TEMPORARY WORK)
LVR, True Religion, Bebe, Planet Blue, Parc & Pearl, various other clientele
Women’s Contemporary Apparel – Los Angeles, CA
July 2010 – November 2012
• Apparel design, consulting, creative direction, CADs, fashion illustration, tech packs, styling, line development, WIP/sample tracking
• Custom design, patternmaking, sewing

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