Experienced and extremely dedicated fashion designer with an expertise in denim. Strong knowledge of collection development, garment construction and trend research.
Exceptional organization skills.
Great oral and written communication abilities.
Advanced knowledge of garment fit and construction.
Expert capabilities on trend forecasting.
Outstanding leadership and ability to mentor team members.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast paced environment.
Computer aided design (flat sketching).
Excellent Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
100% fluent in English and Spanish.
Head Fashion DesignerJames Jeans | Los Angeles, CA | Feb 2015-Current
Design collections for all 3 lines within the company, as well as designing private label customer based collections. The lines are all womenswear and range from junior to young contemporary markets.
Perform seasonal advanced trend research by using several resources (vintage shopping, street style, market trends, global trends, WGSN, runway, etc.) while taking into consideration the target demographic and sales team needs.
Present seasonal mood boards and trend boards to the design, production and sales teams.
Test and select new fabrication from vendors and ensure the fabric is ordered and delivered on time for sampling and production.
Supervise and mentor a team of assistant designers.
Work alongside a team of pattern makers, cutter and sewers for in-house sample development.
Oversee the timely execution of collections for all lines. From trend research, sampling, fitting and production, all the way to quality control and sales performance.
Review and confirm production washes, tech packs and line sheets to pass off to production teams.
Execute weekly competitive shopping in Los Angeles, and seasonal shopping in New York City and Europe.
Schedule and direct fittings twice a week, while working with a team of pattern makers to ensure the best fit.
Review and confirm fit and wash comments from 1st fit sample to PP and TOP stages.
Communicate effectively with local (Los Angeles) and overseas (Vietnam) vendors and factories.
Work together with both the domestic production team and overseas production team to confirm costs are on target, production deadlines are met and trims and fabric are ordered on time.
Collaborate closely with laundry technicians to ensure sample washes are executed properly. As well as discussing new wash trends and techniques.
Design new trims and label packages per season and work closely with trim vendors to sample and produce in a timely manner.
Manage and control import production in all aspects from 1st fit sample development through tech packs, PO release, fabric inventory, production schedule, sample schedule, quality control and delivery schedules.
Prepare and organize weekly meetings with sales team and report design development updates as well as seasonal collection meetings.
Supervise preparation for monthly trade show sample shipments. We attend Magic, FAME, Dallas Market Center and Atlanta Apparel Show.
Associate Fashion Designer Blue Ambrosia | Los Angeles , CA | May 2013-Jan 2015
Developed innovative collections for junior womenswear denim line called “Sneak Peek”.
Create seasonal trend research as well as daily trend research according to design director's needs.
Sketch tech packs to pass off to pattern maker, cutter and sewers to develop in house samples and work closely with team members to match quality standards.
Send off wash developments and lab dips to laundry and keep track of all orders to achieve production and sampling deadlines.
Prepare production line sheets and tech packs to pass off to factory in Vietnam.
Attend weekly fittings with model and follow up with alterations requested (from prototype to TOP samples).
Develop private label designs catered to each specific brand's target demographic (Forever21, Bebe, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, ANGL, Love Culture, and Foreign Exchange).
Jr. Fashion DesignerFashion Depot | Mexico City, Mexico City | Jan 2013-May 2013
In charge of creating collections for London Fog (contemporary women and girls outerwear line) and Seven 7 Jeans (contemporary women's denim, tops, plus size and outerwear).
Worked closely with Head Designer to develop new trend research and strategize line development.
Created line sheets to present to buyers.
Assisted VP of sales in developinga new fast fashion project which required me to do competitive shopping, market research, brand scouting and price negotiation with vendors.
Collaborated alongside a team of graphic and technical designers to create tech packs to send to our overseas factory in Hong Kong.
Earned reputation for always meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations (created over 150 tech packs in order to meet deadlines and worked overtime everyday to achieve it).
Maintained daily communications with overseas factories and managed sample developments from prototype to TOP.
Conceptualized logo, trims and labels for Seven 7 Jeans denim, tops, outerwear and plus lines.
Curated new denim washes, fabrics and embroideries with a local denim factory.
Design InternGuess? Inc. | Los Angeles, CA | Jun 2012-Aug 2012
Contributed to the development of the G b Guess young contemporary line in the woven sector.
Drafted CAD sketches to present to the buying team.
Collected data to implement Spring/Summer 2013 collection by doing competitive market research.
Maintained sample rooms in pristine condition.
Updated spec sheets in preparation for fittings.
Attended model fittings and assisted technical designer.
Developed denim wash by hand at Guess LA laundry house.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Fashion DesignFIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising | | Los Angeles, CA | Dec 2012
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