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WAYNE KASTNING 310.614.7434
WKLA, LOS ANGELES, CA 2007-Present
Designer: WKLA---Dresses and Separates
Stock and Custom Designs
WK STUDIO, LOS ANGELES, CA---DESIGN & CONSULTING 1997-Present
Client List: Amy Michelson-Couture Bridal Collection,
Ryan Roberts-Womens Sportswear, Drapers & Damons-Retail Stores & Catalog,
Rocket Garment-Private Label Manufacturer, Lucia of Germany-High End Knitwear,
Pleats Collection-Womens Tops, Da-Rue of California-Womens Sportswear
HELGA, LOS ANGELES, CA---DESIGNER DRESSES AND SUITS 1991-1997
Designer: Wayne Kastning for Helga, WK
Designed four Helga collections per year with a wholesale volume of $4 million.
Designed two WK collections per year.
Supervised all phases of production from design through shipping.
Directed sales staff, road reps and in-house Venduse.
Organized photo shoots, PR and advertising.
WAYNE KASTNING, NEW YORK, NY---CUSTOM DESIGN STUDIO 1990-1991
Owned and operated a custom design studio for private clients.
Designed, patterned and fitted Bridal, MOB and Occasion Dresses & Suits.
ADELE SIMPSON, NEW YORK, NY---DESIGNER COLLECTION 1988-1990
Designer: Adele Simpson
Designed six collections a year with a wholesale volume of $8 million.
Attended European textile fairs to develop exclusive fabrications with mills.
Supervised a fourteen person sample room and oversaw all fittings.
Directed seasonal fashion shows for press and retailers.
CAROLINA HERRERA, NEW YORK, NY---DRESSES & SUITS 1986-1988
Designer: CH by Carolina Herrera
Oversaw development of the initial ready-to-wear division from inception.
Involved in all phases of production from design & pattern making to sales.
Worked with the PR Director on advertising, fashion shoots and press.
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW YORK, NY 1980-1985
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE, AR 1973-1978
Bachelor of Arts: Architecture/History