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Eelayne (aka RED) Davis

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  • date: 11-15-15
A modern, women\'s fashion/technical designer with a strong background in intimates, swimwear, ready to wear, loungewear/sleepwear, high fashion, modern dress, and innovative costume design.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Mac & PC Platforms
    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    Excel
    Word
    Outlook
    InDesign/PowerPoint
    WebPDM/U4ia/plmOn (haven\'t used in approx. 2 yrs)
  • Schools/Training

    Rhode Island School of Design/Fashion Design (BFA)
    Parsons School of Design/Fine Arts (Pre-College)

More Information

EELAYNE V. DAVIS
(aka RED)
Brooklyn, NY
EelayneDavis@gmail.com
(or RED.fashion@gmail.com)

EXPERIENCE

May ‘07-Sept \'13
Technical Fashion Designer, DELIA*S INC./ALLOY APPAREL, Retail, Catalog, & Online, NYC
involved in daily fittings for Delia*s & Alloy styles; create tech packs consisting of design specifications, style details, photos, technical illustrations, & fit comments; correspond daily with vendors & factories both domestic & overseas to ensure proper execution of diverse swimwear, cut & sew, and woven rtw styles; communicate daily with technical director, tech team, buyers, & product development managers, etc

3/07-5/07
Freelance Technical Fashion Designer, RALSEY GROUP INC., via 24/Seven Inc., NYC
woven shirts and cut & sew tops technical designer

1/07-3/07
Freelance Fashion Designer, NEWPORT NEWS/SPIEGEL BRANDS INC., via Project Solvers, NYC
cut & sew and woven tops, dresses, & skirts fashion designer for catalog/online based company

10/06-12/06
Technical Designer, APPLE BOTTOMS SLEEPWEAR, Check Group LLC, NYC
corrected technical drawings in Illustrator; developed sleepwear specification documents for each individual garment; communicated daily with sample makers, graders, production, sales, design director, and division president; corresponded daily with factories in China and Turkey and sample makers in Manhattan to ensure garments were constructed correctly and would arrive in a timely manner

4/06-10/06
Head Designer & Technical Designer, TYRA BANKS INTIMATES, Check Group LLC, NYC
head of design and technical design: designed debut/launch intimates collection consisting of seven diverse bra and panty style groups; freestyle hand drawing and technical drawing using Illustrator; created technical/specification documents which consisted of fabric and trim components for each individual piece, costing, technical designs, and detailed specifications; color story and linesheet development; directed sample maker and oversaw sourcing of raw materials (trim, fabric, etc.); and communicated with design director and president on a daily basis

2/05-3/06
Technical Designer/Assistant Designer, VICTORIA’S SECRET: Very Sexy Collection, NYC
long term freelance designer for a Limited Brands Company: assisted head designer with style development, sketches, concept boards; created technical illustrations of bras, panties, corsets, cinchers, & lingerie; created detailed tech packs consisting of fabric, trim, costing, specs, etc. for winter/holiday ’05, spring, summer, fall, & winter/holiday ’06 styles; embroidery & embellishment design & placement for winter/holiday ’06 styles; communicated daily with trend department, sample makers, head designer & director

OTHER RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Freelance Fashion Designer, via 24/seven Inc, NYC
worked for diverse fashion companies such as: Sara Lee for Hanes; Victoria’s Secret; Angel’s Collection; Sutton Creations; Nautica; Topsville; Success Apparel Inc.; Nesi Apparel Group: Le Tigre; Reference Point; & Capital Mercury

9/03-12/04
Fashion Designer, RED my label (& nickname), Providence, R.I.
worked independently on my label; had fashion shows; designed, constructed and sold custom high fashion garments & accessories (i.e. scarves, corsets, skirts, tops, jackets, etc.)

12/03-3/03
Shoe Design Intern, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, LVMH, NYC

6/02-9/02
Fashion Design Intern, DONNA KARAN NEW YORK, LVMH, NYC

6/00-9/00
Teachers Assistant: Pre-College Fashion Design, Rhode Island School of Design, R.I.

EDUCATION

1999-2003 Fashion Design, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
1998 Fine Arts Studies, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Pre-College

SKILLS

COMPUTER
Mac & PC Platforms: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, & InDesign; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook; WebPDM; U4ia; plmOn

DESIGN
freestyle drawing (croquis); technical flat/float drawing; color rendering; concept/presentation boards; prints & repeats; colorways; texture mapping; embroidery & embellishment design/layout; research & development

FASHION
drafting; pattern making; draping; garment construction by hand or industrial machine; alterations; machine knitting

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