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Suegene Lee

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  • date: 10-23-11
Designer with fine arts and design background seeks menswear opportunities. Four years experience in mens lifestyle collections cultivated a strong focus on modern menswear and keen attention for traditional menswear details.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $ 50.00
  • Relocation

    No
  • Schools/Training

    Boston University
    Massachusetts College of Art
    Fashion Institute of Technology

More Information

WORK EXPERIENCE

Oxxford Clothes
Chicago, IL, October 2010- Current
Tailoring Internship

- Position offers the rare opportunity to learn and follow one a mastertailor tailors. Oxxford Clothes is the last US manufacturer to still make hand made suits. Internship provides knowledge on traditional craftsmanship, quality, and correct construction of proper menswear.

Killian Gui
Chicago, IL, July 2010- October 2010
Internship

- Responsible for design boards and color ups as well as technical specs/flats for all designs.
- Assisted and prepped for runway shows, editorial shoots, product shots and lookbooks.
- Position offered the opportunity to learn about a fashion start up; brand identity, marketing and local production.

Reebok International
Canton, MA, January 2007- March 2010
Designer

- Researched fashion and market trends and reviewed samples of new textiles and products.
- Responsible for market shopping and attending trade shows to stay current on trends.
- Chose all materials and textiles; fabrics, trims and labels.
- Worked closely with graphic design team, product marketers, and developers to execute product vision.
- Sketched illustrations and drafted apparel designs through Adobe illustrator and Photoshop.
- Created technical sheets/specs of product for product managers, pattern makers and factories to work from.
- Presented concepts and ideas to directors, designers and marketing teams for all US based/Global design reviews.
- Attended and recorded all fits/prototype reviews; worked closely with pattern makers to address fit and construction.
- Maintained all codes for trims and fabrics per each garment.
- Worked closely with the fabric team and color team to ensure innovative fabrics and progressive color.
- Spearheaded the creation of Reebok Archive. Presented and pitched funding, housing and operational options.

Collections
Men’s and Women’s Retrosport Classics Apparel, Men’s Heritage Apparel, Men’s Tennis Competition and
Club Collection, Men’s Sport Basics, Lifestyle SMU Collections based on regional requests
* Promoted to Designer I April 2009

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College Of Art, Boston, MA, 2007-2009
Pattern Drafting I, Clothing Construction, Fashion Illustration

Boston University, Boston, MA, 2005
Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Concentration in Painting/ Minor, Art History

Fashion Institute Of Technology, New York City, NY, Summer 1996
Fashion Illustration, Sewing I

* Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, technical drawings and specs, Microsoft Office, Knowledge of Excel.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Greater Boston Food Bank
Boston, MA, 2006-2010,
Volunteer, Annual Sunday Hunger Brunch

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