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Stretch cotton styles opened doors to May company. Continue related seperates Package with Federated/ Macy's.
Crochet styles published on the cover of Women's Wear Daily in July,2006 issue.
Head Wovens Designer, Notations/NY Collection January, 2008 - Current
Design & oversee both Missy & Contemporary tops line with huge assortment of prints & fabrications.
Increase sales profits with start up of casual knits/woven line with LA aesthetics from sublimation/dyes/screen printing.
Meeting with both vendors and studios for different print package based on the variations in line elements and working hand in hand with CAD designer to correct print or colors.
Supervises Associate & Assistant designers to ensure development packages are appropriately handed off within T&A calendar.
Assort colors/prints and styles directly with buyers for each delivery along with sales team.
Led start-up of blouse & jacket at higher price point for the better line.
Working hand in hand with President of Design & Merchandising for line review and buy meetings.
Oversee team of patternmakers, cutters, and sewers for the line and also playing a key role in fittings & coordination with production on approvals.
Communicate with overseas and LA production teams daily. Trips to LA to oversee production and trend shopping.
Sportswear Designer, WD ● NY December, 2004 December, 2007
Providing product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing, and fitting on all categories including outerwear, tops, bottoms, jackets, & skirts
Solely responsible for concept design, themes, and development of the entire line for our retail stores in Asian market.
Responsible for silhouettes, colors, prints and patterns, fabric, and trim selection along with designing embroidery/ beading/ crochet layouts with PS/AI.
Communicating daily via email with internal contacts and external vendors overseas to insure color standards, trims, and details are properly incorporated into product design/ production.
Conducting technical reviews and fittings to insure protos are correctly produced for own line as well as private labels.
Shirts designed opened many doors to major department stores, thus, company maintains as an important tops resource.
Styling all outfits for Photo shoots for Ad campaigns and Times Square billboard for Fall 2006 & Spring 2007.
Tops and Jackets have been picked by editors and included in prominent fashion magazines as well as cover of Womens Wear Daily.
Design Assistant, Juliette Longuet USA/ Finity August, 2004 November, 2004
Designed both wovens and knits as required by Director and / or VP of Sales with flat sketched and, or AI specs.
Created and updated presentation aids & sales tools including pamphlets, brochures, and line sheets.
Performed fittings and took detailed notes of any changes, made changes to construction sheets, & communicated with sample room for accurate corrections.
Maintained accurate, organized records of all trim developments including fabrics and prints.
Attended fabric show & meeting suppliers for fabrics & yarns according to trends and target customers.
Design Assistant, Yee Tung Garment Ltd., Charter Ventures Ltd. (Hong Kong) May-August 2003
Helped design private label projects for Design & Development Manager.
Compiled A/W 04-05 trend report with gathered research and information from Pitti Filati.
Suggested & guided yarn color decisions with graphic team member.
Provided real size garment details and beading layouts with each design created. Aided in graphics & prints designs.