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Lead Fashion Designer CV

Summary

Highly creative with the ability to drive brands forward through innovative visual schemes and concepts. I possess wide-ranging expertise in design & product development across categories like apparel, accessories & footwear. I have a proven ability to make a strong impact with visual merchandising and have a flair for redesigning in-store layouts to drive sales forward. Through my years of experience, I have also developed a critical eye and a strong sense of strategy, planning, and pricing. I aim to secure a foothold with a strong brand to bring immediate & long-term strategic value.

Work Experience

Nine West

Lead Fashion Designer
  • Manage orders for boutiques by deadlines, workload, and manpower available.
  • Participate in meetings with both customers and suppliers.
  • Assist with ready-to-wear collection research, mood boards, illustrations, and render on photoshop.
  • Work with buyers/sales team members on sell-out information; utilize VM techniques to maximize profit and customer and staff experience regularly.
  • Lead the creative inspiration, innovation, fabrics & collection development with an 8-member team & handling worth 92% of ColorPlus overall business.
  • Assist with designing a collection of both ready-to-wear and Nine West collections.
  • Brief & direct the team on category plans for the season.
  • Create a moulage for each sketch to hand over to the pattern maker.
  • Relegate the complete seasonal range to the sourcing department as per the timeline and overseeing production.
  • Schedule tasks for pattern makers, sewers, hand stitchers.
  • Mentor the team members as per their responsibilities.
  • Visit local fabric showrooms, as well as meetings with fabric company representatives during sales-touring.

Victoria's Secret

Fashion Designer
  • Collected/delivered samples and materials to/from clients within the US and liaised directly with the buyers.
  • Created moulage by hand followed by building prototypes with pattern maker.
  • Was responsible for designing the visual presentation of all retail stores and special events in the US.
  • Assisted designer with fashion shoots and styling for news season catalogs.
  • Researched and collaborated with national & international fabric mills/vendors to stay on top of fabric trends to develop new fabric and techniques in both woven & knits categories.
  • Worked with pattern makers to create prototypes.
  • Played a key role in casting & styling models for the website during the monthly
  • photoshoots/ad campaigns.
  • Held fittings on a live model for design changes and technical alterations.
  • Translated catalogs & promotions into real designs on the showroom floor.
  • Monitored sewer's work while sewing pieces and inspected after hand stitching.
  • Conducted periodic market survey to identify new fashion trends & seasonal line plan.
  • Compiled detailed reports of atelier production, according to output produced per month/per sewer.
  • Developed extremely intricate graphics & embroidery artworks; worked closely with external freelance graphic designers.

PVH

Fashion Designer Assistant
  • Was responsible for administrative duties such as monitoring and answering e-mails, scheduling appointments, and filing reports.
  • Designed full collections of evening wear garments.
  • Assisted to produce and coordinate events and fashion shows for our brands.
  • Selected fabric & developed designs as per seasonal needs.
  • Assisted with ready-to-wear production by organizing database of orders, documenting garments, cost sheets, sample modification, as well as handling communication between our offices and those of suppliers abroad.
  • Handled communication with suppliers of fabrics, trims, and embroidery abroad for test samples and orders.
  • Traveled abroad extensively for buyer meetings & presentations.
  • Created prototypes for new collections of Ready-to-wear/Couture/Bridal.
  • Undertake competition market study, review, feedback, and action plan for the same at regularly.

Education

Kent State University

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Drexel University

Fashion Certificates

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Associates in Applied Science-Accessories Design

SKILLS

  • Apparel manufacturing
  • Pattern making & draping
  • Technical design
  • Design strategy as per brand's DNA
  • Trend forecasting & market research
  • Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Corel Draw & Photopaint
  • Strong understanding of consumer buying behavior & product preference

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