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carlos melgar

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Extensive experience in Sportswear, Outerwear and swimwear, responsible for all facets of product development and design. specializing in men's wear market for which I handle all design concepts, Trend research, and material sourcing.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Young Mens
  • Specialties

    outdoor
    contemporary
  • Years of Experience

    15
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    photoshop
  • Schools/Training

    FIT

More Information

Carlos Melgar

Cell (914)505-0260
jmcmelgar@aol.com

EXPERIENCE
SENIOR DESIGNER – Men'’s Sportswear, Outerwear and Swimwear
4/20/10 - Present ZeroXposur– New York, NY
• Responsible for product design development in outerwear including active outerwear, down, soft shell, wool, fleece and swimwear.
• Analyze and research market trends for seasonal mood boards and color direction.
• Research global markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics and techniques.
• Responsible for silhouette, color, print, fabric and trim selection.
• Work with technical designer to ensure product packages are accurate and complete.
• Conduct fit sessions with production team for final approvals.
• Provide direction to design team and graphic designers.
• Communicate with overseas factories on all phases of sampling and production development.

DESIGNER - Women’s Outerwear
7/11/09 - 1/15/10 LONDON FOG – New York, NY (Freelance)
• Worked closely with Merchandiser to develop Fall ‘11 women’s line.
• Designed and sketched all outerwear including fleece, soft shell, systems and puffers.
• Researched seasonal trends and colors for all categories.
• Prepared detail packages including specs for overseas factories.

SENIOR DESIGNER - Junior/Women’s Outerwear
9/21/08 - 2/17/09 FREE COUNTRY- New York, NY (Freelance)
• Responsible for designing and developing Junior and Women outerwear product by interpreting concepts into finished product.
• Developed themes, color, fabrication, and silhouettes for fall 2010.
• Interpreted seasonal trends for customers need.
• Worked directly with sales to establish seasonal creative direction.
• Approved all tech packages for samples and production.
• Communicated with overseas factories and fabric mills.

HEAD-DESIGNER - Outerwear
8/12/04 - 4/17/08 PARAMOUNT APPAREL LTD., (BIG CHILL LABEL) – New York, NY
• Performed all phases of line development for all sizes.
• Shopped and analyze European market, as well as constant domestic market research.
• Identified new garment trends in styling and fabrication, as well as knowledge of fabric and garment construction.
• Managed and provided creative direction to design staff in all aspects of product design process.
• Able to understand both chain and department store business.
• Established and managed seasonal line development calendar and managed key activities in the line development process.
• Conducted presentation to sales team and upper management of line review.

EDUCATION: The Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Design and Textile Design

COMPUTER SKILLS: Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop; Exel,

REFERNCES: Personal references available upon request

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