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In a quest for fashion with a clear conscience I started studio-842. Our collections combine deconstructed vintage with rare originals and new designs. As a result, many pieces are one-of-a-kind and tell decades of unique stories.

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Senior Design Consultant

11 years design & development experience for Womenswear & Lingerie in Europe and the US from concept to final garment. Creative thinker with excellent technical knowledge, well-organized & great team player.
Specialty: innovative design concepts for wovens and cut & sew knits

studio-842 (eco-conscious RTW & vintage), New York
05/2013 – current

studio-842 is a luxury collection of deconstructed vintage mixed with rare originals and limited edition designs.
- sourcing of vintage clothing & accessories, cleaning with eco-friendly processes and authentic restoration
- design & develop collections based on vintage clothing, seasonal mood, key silhouettes, fabric & color direction
- local sample development, sourcing of eco-friendly & innovative fabrics & dyes
- styling for photo shoots, runway shows & personal styling of musicians for concerts

Designer Cynthia Steffe (CS Roberts - contemporary), New York
10/2014 – 11/2015
Senior Designer:
- designed & developed collections across all categories in close collaboration with creative director Cynthia Steffe for her new contemporary womenswear line including illustrations, color & trend analysis, key silhouettes, mood boards, inspiration shopping, tech packs, draping, styling & merchandising
- sourced fabrics, trims, embellishments, prints & new fabric treatments, designed embellishment & print layouts
- managed small team of freelancers and design assistant

Private Label Saks Fifth Avenue (Sinclaire 10) & Joe Fresh, New York
04/2011 – 5/2013
Senior Designer:
- designed & developed a contemporary collection sold exclusively at the Saks Fifth Avenue stores
- prepared presentations, created linesheets and presented collections to the buyers of Saks Fifth Avenue
- designed & developed collections of wovens & knits in close collaboration with vice president of design for the runway show & the Joe Fresh stores, identified key silhouettes, fabrics, colors and prints for the season
- sourced new fabrics, approved lap dips, designed print layouts & embellishment layouts
- developed samples in inhouse atelier & overseas factories
- managed a small team of two associate designers & one freelance designer

Kiki de Montparnasse (Ready-to-Wear & Lingerie), New York
11/2009 – 04/2011
Head of Design Development:
- translated ideas of creative director into fabrics & samples across all categories including RTW & lingerie
- managed the calendar to assure timely handoff of sample collection for market week presentation
- sourced new fabrics and trims, approved lap dips, created tech packs & fit comments, conducted fittings
- communicated effectively with overseas & nyc factories throughout the sample process, oversaw grading
- managed a team of a design assistant, 2 freelance designers, 3 patternmakers & fabric researcher

Proenza Schouler, Jill Stuart, Silke Debler (RTW & Accessories), New York
09/2008 – 09/2009
Design Consultant:
- created flat sketches, design specs & construction details for first protos across all categories including jackets, coats, tops, dresses, skirts & bodysuits in wovens & knits
- designed embroidery layout, artwork placement & fabric sourcing
- communicated with vendors, factories, pleating facility etc throughout the sample process
- consulted on seasonal direction, mood and color & created line sheets for Silke Debler

ZARA (Oysho, line of the Inditex- group), Barcelona
05/2006 – 09/2008
- developed collection themes, created mood boards, color and trend research for Lingerie and Swimwear
- prepared and conducted design presentations to buyers and president
- in charge of collections from prototype to production including fittings and fit comments
- created computer flat sketches & tech packs & approved lap dips, sourcing with international suppliers
- communicated effectively with overseas factories in Turkey, China, Spain and Portugal

BA in Fashion Design at FHTW Berlin
2001 – 2005

German native speaker, fluent in Spanish & English, good knowledge in Italian, basic knowledge in French.

Collecting vintage clothing & gardening

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