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A-704 Rohan Vasantha,
Date of Birth 31.12.81
To obtain a challenging position with a strong, forward thinking, progressive company where I can fully utilize my knowledge and experience as a designer and a manager in the fashion industry.
Detail-orientated, Highly Creative and Self-motivated apparel designer.
STRENGTHS - SKILLS - ABILITIES
Excellent understanding of the garment design and manufacturing process; from the garment conceptualization stage, through the pattern drafting phase, to final garment assembly.
Strong fashion and colour sense with the ability to create and adapt designs to changing market conditions.
Significant ability to interpret client requirements and create designs that pinpoint their target market.
Proven ability to translate design requirements into design illustrations using leading design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Expertise in Design implementation and an excellent eye for Fabrics, Prints, Colorways, and Silhouettes.
Proven track record of leading a team and delivering results within the given timeframe.
Dec 06 Present Reliance Trends -Senior Design Manager, Womenswear -India
Reporting to the Head of womenswear business.
Handling two of Reliances private brands, DNMX and Teamspirit.
Designed and conceptualized seasons from concept to production stage.
Analyzing and predicting trends in fabrics, colors and shapes.
Working closely with buyers and marketing for organizing promotional events and fashion shows.
Overseas travel for research and sourcing.
Assessing samples and conducting fittings
Managed and motivated the creative design team (responsible for four team members), handled multiple projects.
Represented the design in setting the process of Product Lifecycle Management. ( PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise)
Sep 03 Dec 06 Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd - Senior Designer, Womenswear - India
Reporting To Head of Womenswear
Worked with accounts like JC Penney, Mexx, Talbots, Target, Cecil, Old Navy, American eagle outfitters, Liz Claiborne, Style &Co., Kohls, H&M and denim developments for all the brands we deal with.
High end brands Calvin Klein, Next, Westbine
Responsible for trend research, theme development and presentation.
In-depth research of new fabric availability by extensively interacting with suppliers, visiting markets, researching new supply bases in and outside India.
Making presentations in accordance with buyers requirements and our own developments.
Design and create garments that compliment buyers requirements in line with seasonal trends and fashion.
Frequent visits to U.S to study the clients and their stores and for thorough market research and holding meetings with buyers on one on one basis to understand their needs and design accordingly.
Sourced some of the bestseller fabrics of the company from S.Korea, Hong Kong and Taipei from reputed textile companies there and also local fabric markets where I was sent for the first time and I had to initiate contacts with most of the suppliers. Not only that, I also came up with the whole practice of sourcing from local fabric markets which generated immense interest and subsequent orders from our buyers.
Opened new supply bases for the company in south East Asia and established contacts for newer and better fabrics.
Have attended fairs like Premiere Vision International fabric show and Bread & Butter held every season in Paris and Barcelona.
Constant finger on the pulse of fashion through frequent visits to fashion hubs like London, Paris, Barcelona, New York, Hong Kong etc
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2000 2003 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY - NEW DELHI
Fashion Design and Information Technology
2000 - 2003 INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY NEW DELHI
Bachelor of Computer Applications
Fluent English and Hindi
OTHER INTERESTS AND PASSIONS
Interests outside of the fashion design world include: cooking, restaurants, fitness, dogs, travel, and reiki.