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Geraldine Wharry

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  • date: 10-18-10
Originally trained in Paris, I\'ve been working for 11 years in the U.S. as a fashion designer for independent and global companies. My diverse background includes some of the most notable lifestyle brands in the contemporary, denim and junior markets.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    75 to 200 depending on project
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Trend direction: theme, key shapes, colors & fabri
    Sketching by hand & Illustrator
    Fabric sourcing & wash development for wovens and
    Factory ready technical packages
    Fittings & proto approvals
    Leadership, ability to hire & motivate a talented
    Emphasis on creativity, organization & streamlinin
    Bilingual in French & English, fluent in Spanish
  • Schools/Training

    Ecole Duperre, Paris,France
    Parsons school of Design, New York, USA
    Lycee Paul Valery, Paris, France

More Information

My strengths lay in my ability to manage a collection from concept to production. In addition to having a strong eye for trends, fabrics, colors and prints, I\'m also seasoned in managing a team of designers, which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

I have a keen sensibility for individual fashion products as well as volume driven items, whilst understanding market needs and brand identity. My leadership skills have led me to establish strong partnerships with merchandising, sales and production, as well as with outside industry resources.

I strive for design innovation and the spirit of collaboration. In my positions as Senior designer and Design director I have been able to produce market leading collections with proven sales results.

Specialties:

* Trend direction: key shapes, colors & fabrics.
* Sketch in Illustrator & by hand
* Source fabrics & develop washes for wovens and knits
* Create detailed technical packages for factories
* Oversee fittings & proto approvals
* Lead, build & motivate a committed & enthusiastic team
* Emphasis on creativity & organization
* Extensive travel worldwide for market research & product development

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