Fashion Designer
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
University: MOSCOW ENERGY UNIVERSITY
Major: Fashion Design

Fashion Designer

NATALIA ZHIGZHITOVA
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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FASHION DESIGNER
Creative and technically cultured professional with 10+ years design experience, delivering design solutions for diverse clothing lines. Artist and innovator with proven ability to translate trends into bestselling clothing collections. Excellent communicator able to coordinate technical design & support teams with suppliers and manufacturers

KEY SKILLS
Strong Creative Design Skills ● Sense of International Trends ● Supply Chain Management ● Freehand and Computer Sketching ● Embroidery Sketching ● Garment Fitting ● Fabric Guidance ● Brand Perception

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


SEVEN’TILMIDNIGHT
JUNE2019-NOW
• Oversee the collection concept development by working closely with sales team.
• Develop moodboards, CADs and Tech sketches
• Attend fittings and provide Fit comments.
• Preparing, styling and directing photoshoots…

AMERICANA COSTUME COLLECTION
JANUARY 2018 – JUNE 2019
• Creating the new styles of Halloween Costumes and Halloween themed apparel from sketch to the actual sample.
• Making fittings and corrections
• Communicate with vendors

LEG AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA
MAY 2017-OCTOBER 2017
• Creating the new styles of Halloween Costumes and sexy lingerie from sketch to the actual sample.
• Making fittings and corrections
• Communicate with vendors

SELF EMPLOYED FASHION DESIGNER, LOS ANGELES, CA
2016-2017
• Provide fashion design services for wide range of clothing lines, including t-shirts, loungewear, swimwear, intimates and active wear.
• Supervise overall development process for both women’s and men’s apparel lines.
• Handle research, cadding of technical sketches, creation of inspiration boards, management of fittings, development of samples

LEADING FASHION DESIGNER / WILD ORCHID COMPANY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
2008-2015
WILD ORCHID IS RUSSIA'S LARGEST OPERATOR OF PRODUCTION & SALES OF LINGERIE, SWIMWEAR AND HOMEWEAR. OWNS MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND EXTENSIVE NETWORK OF SHOPS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

• Successfully launched new brand of luxury lingerie and homewear in 2011. The brand is in high demand for 8 consecutive seasons.
• Designed the most successful unlined bra line in the history of the brand, paving the way for permanent presence in retail stores.
• Lead the team of 4 patternmakers and technologists in creating 6+ collections that held top sales for the company in many seasons.
• Developed and maintained collections, from mood board to production.
• Traveled to Europe for trend research in lingerie field
• Collaborated with Asia-based suppliers and factories in manufacturing of collections

FASHION DESIGNER / GALANT / MOSCOW, RUSSIA
2006-2008
GALANT COMPANY OCCUPIES LEADING POSITION IN THE WHOLESALE OF LINGERIE, KNITTED UNDERWEAR, SWIMWEAR AND ACCESSORIES IN RUSSIA. UNDERWEAR BRAND «ZETDAY» IS THE NEW GENERATION OF PRODUCTS MADE NON-STANDARD AND ECO-FRIENDLY NATURAL MATERIALS, SUCH AS SOY, BAMBOO, EUCALYPTUS.

• Developed logo, brand philosophy and style for ZetDay brand
• Designed and developed collections, from mood board to sample.
• Traveled to China and Hong Kong to work with manufacturers and attend trade shows.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

MOSCOW ENERGY UNIVERSITY, B.A., Fashion Designer, 2007
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
LANGUAGES: English/Russian

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