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deborah sabet

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Ambitious & knowledgeable Men's Senior Designer with expert experience in men's wovens and tailoring, as well as cut + sew knits, active, & outerwear. Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PLM, Karat CAD, U4ia, Excel & PP.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Schools/Training

    Otis College of Art & Design

More Information

DISTRICT HOMME, LOS ANGELES, CA
Senior Designer, 2009 – Present
• Launch and lead contemporary menswear brand specializing in made-to-measure collections including suits, outerwear, blazers, pants and shirts
• Recruit, mentor and lead team of 5 design assistants to execute concepts, service clients, and develop marketing initiatives, ensuring compliance with strict deadlines in a fast paced environment
• Expertly balance design responsibilities with business development and day-to-day business operations, growing company 30% YOY
• Research and design contemporary collections, drawing inspiration from competitive market research, international travel, and fashion trends
• Conceptualize and execute seasonal trends including exaggerated proportions, color blocking, minimalism, and innovative style lines
• Source garments, fabrics, and trims with local and overseas vendors and tailors, achieving strong knowledge of fabrics
• Collaborate closely with international technical team to ensure fit, costing and overall production integrity throughout design/production process
PUBLICITY: Refinery29, OnceWed, Daily Candy, Fault Magazine, Out Magazine, Filler Magazine, Modern Luxury Bride California, California Home + Design Magazine, OMAG, and Naluda Magazine
SELECT CLIENTS: John Cho, Ryan Adams, Darren Criss, Nēv Schulman, Swizz Beatz, Cameron Monaghan, Matthew Moy, William Bowerman of La Roux, Chris Mann and 300+ private clients

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, LOS ANGELES, CA
Design, Illustration and Patternmaking Lecturer, 2011 – Present
• Lead, inspire and mentor 100+ students in preparation for mentor projects with industry leaders including Armani, Todd Oldham, Isobel Toledo and Leon Max
• Research and develop original lesson plans including sketching demonstrations, lectures on new proportions, sewing samples/fabric treatments, technical flats, and digital illustrations
• Teach students to present designs/concepts with confidence and point of view
• Develop and research collection-based concepts for students’ portfolio development
• Collaborate with other design instructors to offer constructive critiques and flat out on-direction suggestions while meeting short turnarounds
• Achieve innovative and versatile approach to design while staying current with latest technology in fashion industry

GAP, INC., NEW YORK, NY
Freelance Men’s Wovens Designer, 2010 - 2011
• Established 1969 denim line from the ground up, researching and designing new silhouettes, fabrics, trims and treatment finishes for 30-piece collection
• Conducted extensive market research and competitive shopping to identify optimal fits and styles for contemporary market
• Worked successfully in highly team-oriented environment, presenting concepts to senior management, merchandising, production and technical teams to ensure a cohesive approach
• Applied expert InDesign and Illustrator skills to create layout and concepts boards for knits, sweaters and wovens to inform merchandising strategies for seasonal key items/assortment
• Collaborated with in-house team to design brand right accessories for Holiday 2011 including gloves, hats, and scarves
• Autonomously met all project requirements and deadlines due to proactive, organized approach

HARD TAIL, SANTA MONICA, CA
Senior Designer, Men’s Wovens and Knits, 2007 - 2009
• Pitched and launched company’s first menswear division including knits and hard/soft wovens, with responsibility for conceptualizing collections, developing fits, sourcing fabrics, constructing patterns, testing samples, and overseeing production
• Collaborated with Creative Director, Women’s Wear team and Merchandising team to achieve cohesive collections that supported company’s brand identity and financial objectives
• Created concept and direction for 6 seasons, designed and developed patterns for each collection, working with Production to source sample garments and meet deadlines
• Attended major fabric and trade shows with merchandising team and presented extensive market research and fashion trends to cross-functional partners
• Worked closely with local dye and bath houses to create signature treatments

TARGET CORPORATION, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Associate Designer, RTW, 2005 - 2007
• Designed premium suiting collection, establishing new fits, fabrics, patterns, and silhouettes
• Managed 3 Assistant Designers across Outerwear, Swim and WTW collections
• Worked closely with Tech Designers and Production team on fit, construction, and execution of garments
• Developed strong relationships with merchandising team to establish brand right assortments for in-store products and regions
• Collaborated with in-house trend team for seasonal market research and delivering concepts
• Traveled domestically and internationally to research fashion trends and innovation

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