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Apparel Designer

Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
Posted:
May 09, 2019

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VERA ZYCH

*** *** **** ***. #****, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Phone: 415-***-**** E-mail: ac9cbd@r.postjobfree.com Portfolio: https://www.behance.net/verazych

SUMMARY

10+ year fashion career. Experienced Production Designer, Developer & Buyer for one of the largest mass-market retail companies in Europe. Previously Womenswear Head Designer along with Costume Design for major international cinema & television

Relevant Skills: Clothing Design, Vendor Management, Apparel & Production Buyer, Product Developer

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, MS Office, Outlook Express, PLM -Fast React

EXPERIENCE

"CONCEPT GROUP” https://www.conceptclub.ru/ 2015 – 2017

Apparel Designer & Buyer

Concept Club is one of the largest mass-market clothing brands and retailers in Eastern Europe.

I led the design and production of over 10 collections, spanning 300+ styles, and 600,000+ pieces of clothing each year. Responsible for quality, production schedule and price for each style. Specialized in ¬¬-Women’s clothing (primarily Blouses & Dresses):

- Created and controlled apparel collections, each at different stages and timelines from an idea to bulk production. ~10 per year

- Analyzed market demands and impact on fashion trends, prices, and what would be most successful in upcoming collections

- For each collection: Mood board creation, flat sketching, textile and trim choosing, and final presentation of collections for the executive team

- Chose production methodologies/treatment

- Supply chain management: Negotiated bids & quotes from suppliers (mostly from China), choosing the best prices and quality. My average production line orders were over $1M+ per collection

- Controlled and project managed manufacturers to meet financial, quality, and timeline goals

- Quality checked apparel prototype samples for fit, fabric quality swatches, strike-offs, trims, lab dips and made sure they met specifications prior to bulk production

- Approval of final production samples to start bulk production

- Delighted thousands of people with the final outputs

"PHENOMEN FILMS", “MOSFILM”, “AMEDIA” 2013 – 2015

Costume Designer

Costume Design for various film productions in mass market Russian & International television and movies.

Largest movie was a major international historical project “DAU” based on biographic story of Nobel laureate Lev Landau: http://bit.ly/daufilm

-Creation of apparel design based on the old fashion and scene/character requirements. Finding & managing ateliers and the team for producing needed historical replica costumes for thousands of actors

"NORTHERN PALMYRA" 2006 – 2013

Head Apparel Designer

-Creation of women’s ready-to-wear collections (mood boards, sketches, pantone color pallets, fabric samples) according to fashion forecasts and sales analyses

- Preparation & presentation of detailed collection documentation for management and production teams

- Construction, treatment, trim and print approvals. Lead fit sessions and approvals for bulk production

"GOLDEN CASTLE" January – December 2005

Handbag and Accessories Designer

-Created collections of women’s and men’s leather handbags, purses, bags and accessorizes (wallets, key-holders, folders for documents etc.) for brands: “Claude Monet”, “Duffy”, “Kofr”, “D. Angeny”

ADVERTISING AGENCY "MASS-MEDIA” (“DELFIN MEDIA") April – December 2004

Graphic Designer

-Design mockups of graphic products: logos, branding & style productions, advertising banners, brochures.

-Illustration of books and creating special graphics for projects

EDUCATION

ST. PETERSBURG STIEGLITZ STATE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN 2003- 2010

Master of Arts: (Specialty - Design, Department - Fashion Design, Specialization - Clothing Design)



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