Christopher Palu

Christopher Palu

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Shoe Designer

Sam Edelman
2010 - 2010

Design Intern

Vera Wang

I created hand made jewelry and jeweled bridal belts, which could beseen on Chelsea Clintons wedding dress and currently being sold in theVera Wang L.A store and Bergdorf Goodman. I also sewed 2 gowns thatwent down the runway for the Spring 2011 Bridal line and assisted Fashion Week

2010 - 2010

Stylist Intern

ELLE Magazine

-Pulling clothes and styling magazine cover and spread photo shoots

-Checking clothing and accessories in and out of the closet from high fashion houses.

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jun 2008

Associates

Fashion Institute of Technology

Skills

Skills

Design

  Creating Mood/Inspiration Boards Draping & Patternmaking Drawing & Rendering Hand-drawn flats & computerized flats Machine sewing &Hand sewing Specing Garments & Tech Packs  

Summary

Highly motivated designer with excellent interpersonal skills, including high-level corporate clients and celebrities. Proven ability to work independently and to set goals and priorities, shifting priorities as necessary to accommodate customer requirements. Very respectful, personable, has a great sense of humor and personality. Provides excellent customer service. Takes ownership of projects and tasks efficiently communicates results and meets or beats deadlines, consistently identifies areas for improvement and makes qualified decisions. Strong team leader, very patient, genuine, self directed and organized. Very strong style advisor with a great knowledge of fashion, great eye for color and coordinating shapes and textures. Holds interest to learning new tasks and technology.

Interest

I am well rounded and my interests include sewing, makingaccessories, playing tennis, dancing and painting.

The fashion houses that have inspired me the most are Alexander

McQueen for his way of romantic deconstruction,theatrics andaggressive silhouettes, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent for their verystrong but feminine statements, Hermes and Celine for their luxuriousminimalistic sophistication, and Balmain and Givenchy for their edgyand hardcore quality.

The inspiration that i find through these designers in combinationwith the well rounded experience are the steps i am taking to reach mygoal of designing my own high end lifestyle brand.