Lindsay Hannan

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Over 10 years of fashion industry experience with a self-motivated team player attitude that understands the importance of maintaining high quality standards while meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment. Along with proven track record of success l


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    Fashion Institute of Technology

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Contemporary Women’s Collection ♦ Ready to Wear ♦ Fashion Forward Juniors ♦ Custom Gowns and Bridal


Collection Development ♦ Fabric/Trim Sourcing ♦ Flats/Sketching ♦ Line Sheets ♦ Product Development ♦ Trend Research/Forecasting ♦ Draping ♦ Import Packages ♦ Embroidery/Beading/Prints/Specialty Washes ♦ Story Boards Merchandising ♦ Leadership with Creative Vision ♦ Photoshop/Illustrator


Product Developer/Designer 2012 – 2014
Design Archives, Vie la V | New York, NY
Worked directly the Sr. design teams of Badgley Mischka, Marchesa, Lela Rose, Pamella Roland, Lorena Sarbu, Elizabeth Kennedy, Theory, Houghton, Theia, Alice and Olivia, Roarke NY, Troubadour, Nha Khanh, and other custom clients on concept to creation. Vie la V is a co-designed dress and separates line of all hand beaded and embroidered pieces with owner of Design Archives.
• Executed the beading and embroidery development from runway sample through production for garments
• Managed and created technical packages for clear communication on a daily basis with Mumbai, India-based factory to fulfill client requests
• Innovative techniques, high-quality, and a great price point lead to a steady increase in sales and growth in accounts to include Rent the Runway and other boutiques around the country
• Worked closely with Vie la V showroom to merchandise collection to fulfill an open niche in the novelty market with high quality standards and desired price point for buyers

Freelance Designer/Product Developer 2011 – 2014
Wilt, Left of Center, Lauren Hansen, Tattle Tale, Private Clients | Los Angeles, CA
Worked directly with Sr. designers, sample teams, and production teams in the design and technical development of contemporary lines as well as private labels for Anthropology, Urban Outfitters, and TJ Maxx.
• Line Development; including trend forecasting, drawing preliminary sketches, mood boards developing themes with fabric swatches and flats, spec sheets, line sheets, draping, fittings, and coordinated photo shoots for look books
• Created technical sketches of garments using Adobe Photoshop for import packages
• Managed and scheduled staff and work flow from design, sales, to pre-production
• Lead meetings with national sales team to ensure product met design, quality, trend, and price requirements
• Identified overstocked fabric to design with and garment inventory to develop sales relationships with TJ Maxx
• Executed send outs for: silk screens, embroidery, wash standards, garment dye, and novelty dyes
• Closely worked with prints and recoloring for collection continuity and aesthetic

Senior Designer/Design Director 2009 – 2011
Adorn Apparel | Commerce, CA
Successfully managed an eight person design team through the creative development and manufacturing of multi-divisional lines from concept, sourcing, sketch, spec, fit to production. Design Director for trend, theme, silhouette, color and graphics - interface directly with ownership on a daily basis to establish creative concepts, price points, and company’s strategy/vision. Lead weekly product development meetings with graphic designers, sales/marketing team, in-house production team and NYC/L.A sales reps. Attended seasonal trade shows (Coterie, LA Market, and Intermezzo) to launch new collections and lead discussions with prospective buyers.
• Successfully re-launched the woman’s t-shirt and separates lines into a profitable business
• Transitioned company from slow sales and lost concept to a $3M order in 4 months to Costco (40% increase) with reorders
• Significantly grew private label orders by securing deals with Chaps, Calvin Klein, DLA and Rock & Republic
• Designed and launched a fashion forward juniors line in NYC ’10 - successfully refocusing the brand and generated buyer interest from Macys, Anthropology, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Metropark, and Tilly’s

Designer, Co-owner 2007 – 2009
Trust Lifestyle LLC. | Los Angeles & San Diego, CA
Conceptualized, designed, and managed a women’s fashionable self-awareness contemporary apparel collection featuring sustainable and organic fabrics with crystals for chakra balancing. Design Director for trend, theme and color – creatively managed all aspects of fabric and stone sourcing, research, line development, and merchandising.
• Designed collection to include tops, bottoms, and dresses infused with hand dyeing, screen printing, and crystal work

Designer 2006 – 2007
Von Dutch (Men’s) | Los Angeles, CA
Designed Men’s denim, t-shirt, blazer, and jacket collections with a new fresh direction to re-penetrate the market.
• Collaborated with the Milan, Italy division on a weekly basis regarding creative concepts, fabric selections, and production decisions while meeting all production schedules and successfully launched the new look at MAGIC
• Strengthened denim brand image globally by introducing new fabrics, out of the box styling, and new wash techniques

Freelance Associate Designer 2004 – 2006
Left of Center, Roxanne Heptner, Charlotte Russe, Private Clients | Los Angeles, CA
Worked directly under Sr. Design and Production teams in the design and technical development of contemporary, junior lines and private labels for Anthropology, Urban Outfitters, Century 21, Barney’s, and Nordstrom.
• Executed all phases of garment design; including trend research, drawing preliminary sketches, mood boards, developing themes with fabric swatches and flats, spec sheets, constructing first patterns, draping fittings, and finalizing collection with hand work embroidery and beading
• Created technical sketches of garments using Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for import packages and working line sheets
• Designed and constructed one of a kind wedding, day, and evening dresses for clients to attend special events

Assistant Designer/Import Technician 2003 – 2004
Kymsta Corp. (Roxanne Heptner) | Los Angeles, CA
Assisted Head Designer in the design and construction of contemporary collection and sportswear lines sold to Nordstrom, Barney’s, and high-end boutiques.
• Sketched garment silhouettes and developed embroidery concepts
• Prepared artwork, stripe layouts, embroidery/embellishment packages, and tech spec packages for sample production
• Created working line sheets for showrooms and sales reps

Assistant Designer 2002 – 2003
Uroberus | Los Angeles, CA
Assisted Head Designer in pattern making, fabric choices, and fittings for custom corsets.
• Grew corset sales through styling repeat clients and walk-in customers

Polimoda International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing | Florence & Prato, Italy 2002
One Year Bachelors of Science Program, Fashion Design
Honors: Chosen by students and faculty to be production manager for American and Italian students graduation fashion show

Fashion Institute of Technology | New York, NY 2001
Associate in Applied Science, Fashion Design
Honors: Chosen by students and faculty to be production manager for FIT vs. Parsons annual competition fashion show

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