Shani van Breukelen

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Shani van Breukelen is a Womenswear Designer with both American and European market experience. In 2008 she graduated from Central Saint Martins and since graduating has worked for brands such as Chloe, Maiyet and Zaralo.



  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    CS5 Adobe Suite
    MS office
    pattern mastering
  • Schools/Training

    Central Saint Martins
    Parsons School of Design

More Information


B.A. Womenswear and Marketing 2005 -2008 Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, United Kingdom
Shani van Breukelen- Head Designer
• Created capsule collection and presented at Amsterdam Fashion Week 2013.
• Sourced fabrics, trims, color palette, image research
• Designed print work through traditional dye methods
• Developed all patterns and sewed all garments.
Delco Apparel-Dress Division Designer October 2011-Present
• Researched trends, created color concepts for Marketing team
• Trend research development to create line into a commercial collection.
• Sourced oversea vendors/factories and worked closely with production for color lab dips, trims and fabric development both once production established and exploratory production efforts
• Created cutting tickets for production, along with line sheets and following up with factories on status of garments
• Created Adobe Illustrator flat sketching, and CADs for buyers and selling team
• Competitive shopped and recreated styles for Missy market.
• Worked with sample cutting team on weekly fittings
• Visiting trade shows for new developments and ideas for upcoming seasons
• Attended fittings, with pattern makers for changes in measurements or design details
• Light pattern cutting and machine sewing.

Isaac Mizrahi Freelance 2012
• Created flat technical drawings for production
Rani Zakhem – Assistant Designer August 2010 – October 2011
• Successfully created and designed full-line collection for emerging designer
• Collection was featured in Marie Claire June 2012
• Deliberated concepts and color palettes
• Sourced trim and fabric manufactures
• Researched trends and competitor brands
• Produced flats manually and using Illustrator
• Created production line sheet for factory and buyers
• Instrumental in production development in Beirut, Lebanon (2 months out of the year)
• Presented written reports of buyer comments and orders at Showroom Seven, New York City

Maiyet – Assistant Designer Freelance 2011
• Cleaned up flats using Adobe programs
• Assisted in organizing collection and hand flat sketching
• Created tech packs and draped patterns for production
• Color concepts and Cads for prints
• Draping and specing of garments.
Chloe – Creative Assistant to Joanna Thaw, Deputy Head of Research at Chloe A/W and S/S Seasons 2010
• Researched concepts, inspirational images, color and trend concepts with Ms. Thaw
• Produced developments of silhouettes, fabric and sketches for 2010 A/W and S/S Seasons collections. Worked directly with Ms. Thaw to prepare work in London for Paris meetings each week.
Surface Magazine – Stylist Assistant to Sara Dunn, Stylist September 2009 Issue
• Assisted with picture story photo shoot editorial
• Prepared and transported garments during shoot
Spijkers en Spijkers, Arnhem, the Netherlands 2007 – 2008
• Assisted design team with designing diffusion line SIS knitwear and designing for the main line Spijkers en Spijkers
• Assisted with machine and hand sewing
• Participated in concept image, research and sourcing
• Handled administrative matters

Sinha-Stanic, London, UK 2007 SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION
• Organized patterns, prepared garments for machinist
• Actively involved in backstage fashion show and hand sewing of crystal garments
• Performed general administrative tasks.
Giles Deacon and Luella Bartley, London, UK 2006
• Assisted studio team with collections and research

• Organized patterns, prepared garments for machinist
• Performed general administrative tasks.
• Assisted Pattern Cutters with garments and cleaning up patterns.
Giles Deacon and Luella Bartley, London, UK 2006
• Assisted studio team with collections and research

RELATED SKILLS Proficient in:
• Adobe Photoshop, Outlook, Adobe Illustrator, Excel, MobileMe
• Scanning, renaming documents, digital filing and archiving, and organizing images
• Internet and library research
• Maintaining tech packs, inventory, orders for production, record of expenses
• Microsoft outlook and PC literate as well as MAC literate

Speak, read and write English fluently Conversant in French and Italian Working knowledge of Dutch
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