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Above are a few samples of my work. For more pictures, please view my website.
Qi New York
New York, NY. Present.
Cornell University Costume Collection. Ithaca, NY, 2009-2010.
Assistant to Curator.
-Archiving and accessioning collection items of apparel.
-Setting up for exhibitions.
Cynthia Steffe Inc, New York, NY. Summer 2009.
Design Department/Fabric R and D intern.
-Assisted Creative Director and designers in daily tasks.
-Sourced for fabric, attended Premiere Vision show for inspiration, attended meetings with fabric vendors, produced embellishment sew tests.
Zac Posen LLC, New York, NY. Summer 2008.
Design Department Intern
-Assisted Zac Posen, Creative Director Alexandra Posen, Production Manager and designer\'s daily.
-Assistant in accessory design process, attended handbag design meetings. Produced sew tests, sourced for fabric and trim inspiration. Assistant in production of sample garments and trims.
Jill Stuart Inc., New York, NY. Summer 2007.
-Assisted Jill Stuart, Head designers, Sourcing and Public Relations departments in daily tasks.
-Managed showroom and vintage archive. Present at model fittings, created mood and swatch boards, sketched flats.
Cornell University Masculinity and Identity Project. Ithaca, NY. 2007-2008.
Researched Masculinity in relation to fashion, contacted industry professionals. Designed and distributed questionnaire for designers about Masculinity.
Runway Shows Worked Backstage:
Fall 2009 Cynthia Steffe, Resort 2009 Zac Posen, Spring 2008 Jill Stuart.
Bachelor of Science (BS) Cornell University\'s Fiber Science and Apparel Design Program with an Apparel Design concentration. May 2010.
Abbey\'s Senior collection at Cornell encapsulates her vision for womenswear: wearable, relevant garments with unique artistic touches that fit the lifestyle of the current urban woman. Techniques used by Abbey for the line include silk painting, beading, and hand draping.
As part of this 9 look collection, created a solar powered dress with ultrathin flexible solar cells connected via conductive cotton yarn to a USB charger, which allows the wearer to power a mobile phone or Ipod. The solar powered dress, a collaboration of Abbey, Professor Juan Hinestroza and the department of FSAD at Cornell.
Abbey\'s collection received extensive press in major print and electronic media outlets including Reuters, CBS News, Cnet, Ornament Magazine, Treehugger, and the blogs Business of Fashion, and The Gloss.
Proficient in Draping, Basic Patternmaking, Silk Painting, Screen Printing.
Adobe Photoshop, Flat Sketching on Adobe Illustrator, Optitex, basic CAD (Computer Aided Design).