Jonathan Chakhtoura

Ready-to-wear production manager/ DESIGNER

D/O/B: 21/5/1987

Nationality: American 

Employment History
Work History
Aug 2014 - Present
Ready-to-Wear Production Manager/ Assistant Designer
Georges Hobeika Atelier 

Manage team of 19 employees (sewers, pattern makers and hand stitchers, stock managers) for ready-to-wear division, creating two collections per season. (Ready-to-Wear and GH collections)

  • Supervise production in atelier in terms of bulk boutique production orders, as well as made-to-fit client orders.
  • Assist with designing collection of both Ready-to-Wear and GH collections.
  • Create moulage for each sketch to hand over to pattern maker .
  • Work with pattern maker to create prototype.
  • Hold fittings on a live model for design changes and technical alterations.
  • Manage orders for boutiques by deadline,workload, and manpower available.
  •  Schedule tasks for pattern makers, sewers, hand stitchers.
  • Monitoring of sewer's work while sewing pieces and inspection after hand stitching.
  • Handle communication with suppliers of fabrics, trims and embroidery abroad for test samples and orders.
  • Visit local fabric showrooms, as well as meetings with fabric company representatives when sales-touring. 
  • Compile detailed reports of atelier production in accordance to output produced per month/per sewer.


Aug 2011 - Jul 2014
Head Designer 
Rani Zakhem
  • Design full collections of evening wear garments.
  • Commence by assembling  theme mood boards, research of theme, color trend board, sketching, embroidery samples, technical sketches and flat sketches.
  • Create moulage by hand followed by building prototypes with pattern maker.
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Accessories and Ready-to-Wear designer/ Assistant Production Manager
Zuhair Murad
  • Create mood boards, illustrations, technical sheets and monitored production of all accessories( shoes, purses, belts, jewelry, for ready-to-wear, haute couture, and made-to- order).
  • Assisted with ready-to-wear collection research, mood boards, illustrations, as well as rendering on photoshop.
  • Assisted with ready-to-wear production by organizing database of orders, documentation of garments, cost sheets, sample modification,as well as handling communication between our offices and those of suppliers abroad.
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
FREELANCE PROJECT- Eyewear Designer
Linda farrow X F by H designs
  • Designed 30 pairs of avant garde eyewear to be submitted to LINDA FARROW for production.
Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
FREELANCE PROJECT-Footwear Design
JONATAN
  • Designed a 3-style collection of avant-garde footwear under eponymous label, JONATAN.
  • The collection sold at CREAM boutique in Beirut Central District. 
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
INTERNSHIP- Design/Construction Intern
Maison rabih kayrouz
Education
Education
Sep 2009 - May 2010
Associates in Applied Science - Accessories Design
Fashion Institute of Technology-New York
  • Graduated with Honors on FIT's Dean's list.
  • 1st prize winner for Accessories Council "Next Generation" award for best handbag.
Sep 2005 - May 2010
Bachelor in Fine Arts- Fashion Design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design- Boston
Skills
Skills
Photoshop/Illustrator
Technical sheets/flats
Trend RESEARCH/ILLUSTRATING designs/concept boards/

Languages

  • English as first language.
  • French/Arabic as secondary languages