Divya Karamchedu

Divya Karamchedu

Work History

Work History


Mila Bridal

Worked as a designer for this start up company.

Also working at the present as an independent freelance designer.



Parson's New School


Divya Karamchedu



Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Studies, May 2009

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, India

Bachelors of Science, Fashion and Information Technology, June 2006

Honors and Awards:

·Parsons, Line Debut at Lord & Taylor, Manhattan, 2009- Selected to present two full looks, apparel portfolio and shoe design portfolio

  • Graduation show, National Institute of Fashion Technology, 2006- Award received “Most Creative Women’s Wear Line”

Work Experience:

Currently working as an independent designer .

  • Designed and developed accessories samples overseas
  • Catered to bridal beading and sourcing overseas for designers
  • Merchandising

Mila Bridal (Start-up company), Richmond, VA : December 2009

  • Helped this start up company start their ownin-house designing.
  • Worked as Head designer and created the company’s first in-house signature bridal line.
  • Created the company’s in-house design department.
  • Created the company’s first line of exquisite bridal embroideries.


OSCAR DE LA RENTA, New York City:Fall 2008

  • Worked on the re-organization of the textile department
  • Worked in the pattern making department
  • Extensive sourcing of fabrics and trim from the garment district

CARLOS MIELE, New York City:Summer 2008

  • Worked with the design team on surface development techniques for textiles
  • Assisted in the launch of ‘Carlos Miele’ 2008 Resort Collection
  • Assisted in the creation of a formal sample room


  • Worked as an assistant to the head designer for footwear lines – “KENNETH COLE” – ‘REACTION’ and “KENNETH COLE New York”.
  • Drew technical specifications for footwear design samples
  • Conducted quality assurance of shoe samples receives from factory in China

Internship in India: 2004


  • Interned as an assistant designer to the head designer.
  • Interned in the pattern making /production department
  • Designed and foreseen production of beading/embroidery.

Core Competencies

  • Women’s Wear Design
  • Footwear Design
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • Experience in dealing with vendors overseas.
  • Draping
  • Pattern Making
  • Surface Fabric Design Developments
  • Line development
  • Trend/Forecast Research
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Corel Draw
  • Ms Office
  • Basic Understating of Lectra Systems

 Contact Information :

Email : divya.vnk@gmail.com

Contact number : 1-571-212-3870


To find a position as a design assistant , where I can learn and shape my skills  and put them to good work.




I consider myself to be an ardent and passionate draper. To be fabric is a live form , that has its own character and personality and once these two natures of the fabric are understood , draping .  

Footwear Design

My skill as a footwear designer is very bold. I observe and derive my inspirations from  exotic forms and shapes found in nature , man made objects , research from designs around the world .   Some of my work can be found in the portfolio section.

Women's wear Design

  Women's wear design /Footwear Design, I have been trained in Women's wear design with Six years of fashion education, internships and freelance work.   I consider myself to be an ardent and passionate draper. I always keep an observant eye when it comes to nature , exotic forms and shapes and try to mimic it in apparel draping.   Having born and bought up in India , surface textile design and  development has been my passion and study ever since high school. I have travelled and worked with several artisans , developing beading / fabric manipulations.  Some of my work can be found in my portfolio section.   I am very expressive, experimental and bold  with my fashion illustrations.   I am a passionate and hard working designer , I am a good leader and a team player.


Avant Garde

Apparel Design - Spring Summer

Overseas developed samples