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Design Designer

Brooklyn, New York, United States
November 02, 2018

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Brooklyn, NY ***** 917-***-**** PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW


STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNER AND DESIGN VISIONARY STEERING CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMS TO DESIGN STUNNING COLLECTIONS THAT GARNER CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH. DESIGN PROCESS & TEAM LEADERSHIP CREATIVE VISION & DESIGN DIRECTION FASHION SHOW PREPARATION FITTINGS & STYLING DRAPING & PATTERN-MAKING EMBROIDERY, FABRIC & TRIM DEVELOPMENT SKETCHES, ILLUSTRATIONS & TECH PACKS Visionary Design Director of contemporary and luxury brands with experience that spans large global corporations to small fashion houses as well as collaborations Ralph Lauren, Catherine Malandrino, and creative talent from the world’s most successful fashion houses. Influencer, creator, and leader of the design process, steering development from inspiration to production. Adept at expediting the design process while delivering high quality and brand authenticity. Extensive experience in draping, styling, and model fittings for design production and fashion shows. Key strengths include: Designer Freelance RACHEL ROY, New York, NY 2006 Led a team of three designers and the pattern room, reporting directly to Ms. Roy. Designed and sketched an entire collection styled by Andre Leon Talley, attended Premiere Vision, and sourced all fabrics. EDUCATION

BFA, Fashion Design PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY Fine Arts Coursework MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, Baltimore, MD Assistant Designer LUCA LUCA, New York, NY 2003 – 2004 Built entire line and designed each style with creative director Luca Orlandi, leading all design research. Draped original ideas, developed pre-show looks, supervised model fittings, and produced fashion shows. Senior Director – Women’s Collection RALPH LAUREN, New York, NY Position History: Senior Director (2014 – 2017), Senior Designer (2011 – 2014), Designer (2006 – 2011) 2006 – 2017

Collaborate directly with Mr. Lauren to design and lead a four-member design team to execute all woven, leather, suede, and shearling styles for the Women’s Collection, approximately 400 styles per season. Drive the design process by communicating clear design vision, direction, and updates to design, product development, production, merchandising, and PR teams. Steer fittings from style inception to pre-production to ensure fidelity to technical, creative, and brand specifications. Influence pre-show looks and model fittings, and collaborate on fashion show execution. Deliver collections that consistently meet or exceed revenue targets and garner wide critical acclaim. Streamline the design process by introducing workflows, technologies, and communication strategies that expedite execution and optimize collaboration time with Mr. Lauren.

Deliver brand and collection vision by partnering with cross-functional teams and divisions on all creative decisions and product standards, from assigning fabrics and linings to developing mood sketches and technical flats. Achieve on-time production readiness by overseeing tech pack development and initiating hand-off to product development teams in New York and Italy.

Co-created custom outfits for Oprah, Hilary Clinton, Michele Obama, Taylor Swift, Lauren Bacall, and other celebrities.

2004 – 2006

Consultant – Men’s Collection COACH 1941, New York, NY 2018 – Present Partner with design team to develop all woven, cut and sew knits, leather, suede, and shearling styles. Create embelishments and finishing techniques with in-house atelier and overseas factories. Supervise fittings and direct fabric and trim development. Designer CATHERINE MALANDRINO, New York, NY

Partnered with Ms. Malandrino to establish creative direction and develop the Malandrino and Catherine Malandrino lines. Steered designs from concept through execution, leading design inspiration, development, and execution. Collaborated with Ms. Malandrino on pre-show looks, model fittings, and fashion show execution. Mentored and managed two assistants. Attended Premiere Vision Paris to build brand presence and foster brand recognition. Led a collaboration with Indian embroiderers to develop original techniques. Worked closely with factories in New York, Italy, and China to achieve high production standards.

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