Objective: I’m looking for an exciting role in the fashion/retailing industry where my fashion design, illustration and management techniques will be creatively utilized
Jan 2009- Mar 2009 Certificate in Adobe Illustrator and DTP Apps, London College of Fashion
Sep 2008- Nov 2008 Certificate in Fashion Knitwear Design, London College of Fashion
May 1998 – April 2001 Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai (India)
(http://www.chennai.niftindia.com )(Affiliated with FIT, New York, USA)
Also know GNU Image Manipulation Program(GIMP)
•Total work experience of 7 years of Apparel Design and Management.
•Worked Part time for French Connection UK in Dec 2008
•Nov 2006 – Jan 2008: Worked as Fashion Designer (women’s wear-woven’s) for Max Retail – A Lifestyle Company, Bangalore(India)
•Feb2005–May 2006: Worked as freelance designer for men’s & women’s wear in Denim, woven’s and leather
•July2001–Nov 2004: Owned and managed a commercial boutique specializing in bespoke designed dresses for a diversified customer base. Experienced and knowledgeable tailoring specialist. Excellent knowledge of Hand & machine embroidery
French Connection UK Part time Assignment Dec2008
•Did a Swatch book.
Max Retail – A Lifestyle Company, Bangalore, India
Fashion Designer (women’s wear-woven’s) Nov2006-Jan2008
•Fully responsible for entire process of product design for high street label including market research, designing and sketching; Ensured that product is designed to meet target customer's fit criteria
•Provide recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc and producing concept and mood boards.
•Translated feasible design ideas into garmenting and supervising the making-up of sample garments.
•Fully responsible for executing detailed development packages.
•Responsible for fabric and trim direction selection.
•Evaluated samples for fit, measurement, pattern shaping, and functionality to insure fit and proper styling
•Made presentations to Design, Concept, Sales and Merchandising teams.
•Worked closely with other members of the design team to ensure a cohesive product line is realized
•Liaising with manufacturers to ensure designs are accurately re-produced
Founded and managed a Boutique and Design workshop for 3.5 years July2001–Nov 2004
•Created specially made bespoke designed dresses for diversified customer base.
•Managed the overall coordination from procurement of the fabric to stitching to delivery of the product and delivering the product in specified time.
•Developed swatches and new range according to the specifications
•Have developed a solid, recurring client base of satisfied customers.
•Excellent knowledge of hand and machine embroidery
•Experience of coordinating for commercial production and understanding of production/development in India
•Proven track record in managing a design team
•Ability to set and manage critical path deadlines
•Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
•An understanding of the current competitive marketplace