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Freelance Design/Patternmaking, January 2001 - Present

The Donna Karan Company, Perry Ellis America, J.Crew, Mycra Pac, Carlisle Collection, Etcetera, Cerealart, Peruvian ConnectionMelitta Baumeister, threeASFOUR, Fleur du Mal, Autumn Adeigbo, Occhii, DiOMi

 

• Working directly with head designers/creative directors in the creation of new styles

• Creating and adjusting 1st, 2nd, and final patterns for runway and in-house samples, custom and celebrity pieces

• Conducting fit sessions to review overall fit, balance, and details of garments from prototype to final garment

• Completing detailed pattern cards and Cutter’s Musts

 

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, January 2002 – Present

Parsons Paris/Parsons School of Design, Paris, France, July 2010 – August 2013

Part-time Assistant Professor 

 

        Courses:  Creative Technical Studio; Specialized Studio; Integrated Studio; Academy Sr. Fashion Design; 

        Continuing Education Fashion Design Basic Core; Fashion Model Drawing; Summer Intensive Studies I & II

 

• Instructing draping: soft and firm fabrics; patternmaking: menswear and womenswear; and garment construction: tailoring,               foundations, fluting, bonding; via both, hands-on and virtual methods:  Clo3D

• Directing design for internship competitions:  GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and  Geoffrey Beene

• Advising design across various product categories, markets and price points: Men’s, Women’s and Children’s

• Demonstrating how tech packs; costing and pitch sheets are executed

• Establishing a vocabulary of clothing design, construction, fabrication and current markets

• Encouraging creativity, curiosity, experimentation, discipline and “designer-self” discovery

• Demonstrating fashion model proportion, movement; fabric rendering, colour matching and fabric behavior 

• Developing a high level of critical analysis regarding one’s own design and its relevance/need in the market

• Encouraging creativity, curiosity and experimentation as an illustrator

• Helping students to develop conceptual thinking via methods of design research and via the relationship between 2D and 3D

  design development

• Coordinating field trips to museums and galleries

 

 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Fall  2015 – Fall 2016

Visiting Professor

Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2013

Guest Professor 

 

 

Calvin Klein Women’s Collection, New York, NY, Winter 2009

Consultant/Designer

 

• Conceptualized with Francisco Costa, the Creative Director, regarding inspiration/direction

• Designed woven tops, dresses, pants, skirts, outerwear and knits

• Researched vintage clothing markets 

• Assisted in fittings with Design and Atelier teams

• Drafted patterns and made 1st fit samples

• Created one-off garments for inspiration

 

 

HMX/ Hartmarx Sportswear, New York, NY, June 2004 - January 2008

Designer

 

• Conceptualized and collaborated with EVP of Design and Merchandising, Sr. Product Development Manager and Sr.    

  Production Manager on design direction, product assortment and delivery flow

• Designed woven tops and bottoms, knits tops, prints, embroideries and trims; assembled tech packs

• Approved print and pattern layouts, strike-offs, knit-downs, handlooms and bulk fabric qualities

• Attended fittings with Technical Designer and reviewed 1st fit through TOP samples

• Previewed colour trend services; creating seasonal colour palettes

• Worked with print and pattern services; edited prints/patterns for appropriate garments/fabric; created colourways

• Established the Print Archives and the Colour Standard Log systems

• Created pitch sheets and pattern packets for mills and factories to execute

• Provided trend boards

• Corresponded with overseas offices

• Worked with merchants and product development on trim selection by style

• Shopped market with merchandisers 

 

 

SGA (USA) Inc.––Private Label, New York, NY, June 2001 - May 2002

Associate Designer

 

• Designed outerwear for clients such as: DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne and Perry Ellis

• Developed presentation boards

• Created artwork for hang tags, care labels, brand labels and logo trims 

• Tracked sample status, lab-dips, handlooms, knit-downs and counter-sourced goods 

• Traveled regularly to factories in Asia to oversee sample-making and production; conducted fittings

• Sourced trims and fabrics via Asian and European agents

• Assembled tech packs

 

 

Coach, New York, NY, Summer 2000

Design Assistant---Freelance 

 

• Designed small leather goods: gloves, belts, key fobs, and hair accessories

• Illustrated designs for line sheets

• Researched the market for trends; sourcing goods for product development

• Participated in presentations of new products to merchandisers

 

 

INTERNSHIP 

 

Chado Ralph Rucci, New York, NY, Summer 2009

• Assisted Sr. and Jr. Patternmakers

• Prepared trims for samples and production

 

 

SKILLS

 

• Clo3D, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Quark Xpress, Word, Power Point, Excel, U4ia; basic knowledge of Premiere Pro       CC and After Effects CC; proficient with the Internet research

• Shoe Design; extensive work with leather and furs; intensive patternmaking

• Creating digital prints; embroidery layouts; laser cutting/etching layouts

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

• Extensive knowledge of the French language

• Basic knowledge of the Dutch language


 

COMMITTEE WORK
 

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN EQUITY, INCLUSION & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Reprentative for School of Fashion Part-Time Faculty 

 

PUBLICATIONS/FEATURED WORK

 

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2018 Presentation 

threeASFOUR Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 Presentations

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/S2014RTW-parsons/#89 

Fashion Sketchbook by Bina Abling 6th Edition, Guest Artist


EDUCATION

 

Parsons School of Design, New York                                    MFA Fashion Design & Society May 2013

Parsons School of Design, New York                                    Interior Design Certificate August 2011

Arts of Fashion Masterclass, New York                                 Design Intensive Course 2009

Parsons School of Design, New York                                    BFA Fashion Design May 2001

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