Fashion & Textile Designer
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Location: Brooklyn, MS, United States
School: Parsons
Major: BFA Fashion Design

Fashion & Textile Designer

CONNIE DE LA CRUZ | Fashion Designer
EXPERIENCE
JUSSARA LEE, NY | ASSOC. DESIGNER MAY 2016-PRESENT
• Design bespoke clothes for clients
• Design and develop zero waste textiles
• Develop stitching & beading techniques for mending &
embellishment
• Hand Sketch & prepare custom orders
• Pattern manipulations according to client measurements
• Fitting assistance

AIGUA-MALABRIGO,NY | FREELANCE KNITWEAR DESIGNER
DEC 2015-MAY 2016
• Designed & hand sketched knitwear collection
• Prepared tech packs and specs
• Management of production for the collection, including
yarn sourcing, color development and overseeing fittings

RALPH LAUREN DENIM & SUPPLY, NY | FREELANCE ASSOC.
NOV 2015-DEC 2015
• Prepared inspiration boards
• Designed & hand sketched cut & sew knits • Sketched flats, prepared tech Packs in PLM • Assisted in Fittings

ASCENA, NY | FREELANCE ASSOC. DESIGNER FEB 2015-NOV 2015
• Inspiration research, prepared design boards
• Designed & hand sketched cut & sew knits
• Sketched flats, prepared tech packs & specs • Sourced fabric & developed colors
• Assisted in fittings

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION, NY | DESIGN & FABRIC ASSISTANT
JAN 2014-JAN 2015
• Designed finishings for garments
• Fabric development & manipulations
• Fabric & color research including in-house fabric dye &
color development
• Sourced fabric locally & internationally
• Organized & sent out fabric orders including color
allocations, kept track of edits
• Managed inventory of incoming materials

J.CREW, NY | FREELANCE, CUT & SEW KNITS DEC 2013
• Inspiration research
• Hand sketched cut & sew knits • Garment specs & tech packs • Assisted in fittings

DEREK LAM, NY
DESIGN INTERN | JUN 2013-DEC 2013

ISABEL TOLEDO
PRODUCTION INTERN | MAY 2013

MICHAEL KORS
DESIGN INTERN | FALL 2012

RALPH LAUREN
DESIGN INTERN | SUMMER 2012

REBECCA TAYLOR
DESIGN INTERN | FALL 2011

SKILLS
Hand sketching|Hand sketching flats Illustration|Rendering
Draping|Pattern-making
Hand knitting|Machine knitting|Hand weaving Hand felting|Machine felting
Embroidery
Color development|Lab dips|Fabric dyeing| Tech packs|Specs Photoshop|Illustrator|PLM|RLM
Microsoft Office

LANGUAGES
English & Spanish

EDUCATION
BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
NY 2011-2013
AAS, Fashion Design, Altos de Chavon School of Design Dominican Republic 2009-2011

HONORS
KERING | Finalist | Spring 2013
SHOE POLYTECHNIC, Italy | Winner |Spring 2013
PARSONS School of Design,NY | Full tuition Scholarship

EXHIBITIONS
SAKS FITH AVENUE | Window Display |
May 2013 IRIS BOUTIQUE, NY | Window Display | May 2013 PARSONS BENEFIT SHOW, NY| May 2013

Design Assistant