Revolve | Los Angeles, CA
Sr. Handbag & Accessory Designer
June 2019-July 2020
Designed monthly handbag, belt, sunglasses, jewelry, and hair accessory collections for Revolve-owned brands:
Song of Style, LPA, House of Harlow, Lovers+Friends, L’Academie, Tularosa, and NBD.
Researched and presented new design focused accessories for Festival and Resort time frames i.e. Sunglass chains, body
chains, new un-branded luxury handbag and belt line.
Created the initial sketches and techpacks for handbag & accessory designs and ran the product development of styles.
Worked with vendors domestic and international on costing and production.
Collaborated closely with brand influencers, apparel designers, shoe director and buying team to align with the brand
style and ensure cohesive collections.
Badgley Mischka Handbags | Kendall + Kylie Beach Bags | Los Angeles, CA
March 2019 - May 2019
Designed Holiday 19, Spring/Summer 2020 Badgley Mischka Leather, Evening Bags, and Studio Badgley Mischka.
Designed and produced Spring/Summer 2020 beach bags for Kendall + Kylie license.
JU-JU-BE | Los Angeles, CA
Handbag & Accessory Freelance Designer
June 2018 - January 2019
Created trend and color stories for Spring/Summer 2019, Fall/Winter 2019.
Designed and developed technical specs for SS 19 Baby Bag Collection.
Sketched CADS and technical specs for baby bags and accessories i.e. backpacks, tote bags, pacifier hang-offs, lunch boxes, car seat covers, car organizers, and cart covers.
Carrie Amber Intimates | Los Angeles, CA
March 2018-April 2018
Created brand package for new Juniors Intimates line.
Designed Holiday and Valentine's Day hanging and packaged intimates as well as accessories.
Allegro Creative Designs | Los Angeles, CA
January 2018 - February 2018
Consulting and design for cosmetic/beauty accessories
Kohl's | New York, NY
July 2013 - November 2017
Designer responsible for managing $61M in Candie’s, Mudd, and SO businesses for ponchos, kimonos, scarves, hats, legwear, handbags, sunglasses, cold-weather, and jewelry.
Researched in-depth accessory trends and created seasonal lookbooks with thorough analysis on runway, street-style, and retail (supported by data from renowned websites such as WGSN, Edited, and Trendalytics).
Designed and presented new ideas to the merchants and product development team through hand sketching, computer cads, and detailed technical specs.
Partnered closely with apparel team during ttings and milestone meetings to ensure accessory assortments aligned with the brand style through color, print, material, and concept.
Created seasonal showrooms displaying product to the merchant teams every market week.
Responsible for informing company via bi-monthly news ashes that included updates on social media and trends i.e. Promposal, The Third Layer, and The Statement Earring, as well as shopping recap guides (LA and NY).
Drove efficiencies through speed and agility by working with cross-functional partners to identify and react to best-selling styles i.e. chased a total of $4.6M in Juicy Couture, Mudd, and Candie’s handbags.
Directed numerous vendors to maintain design vision from concept to final product.
Sumie Tachibana | New York, NY
RTW & Bridal Design Intern
March 2012 - June 2012
Collaborated with designer to develop materials, silhouettes, and color direction in line with the designer’s
innovative and avant garde aesthetic.
Designed and executed 2 wedding gowns for bridal collection including initial sketches,
fabric sourcing, pattern making, draping, and constructing the actual garments.
Sketched and designed separates and accessories: tops, skirts, vests, scarves, head pieces, gloves, and pouches.
Diane Von Furstenberg | New York, NY
Outerwear Design Intern
October 2011-December 2011
Developed patterns and mock-ups for Fall 2012 line.
Cooperated with design team on alterations and tailoring adjustments.
Chosen to assist the Pre-Fall 2012 photoshoot and dressed models for the PR runway show.
Oscar De La Renta | New York, NY
September 2011 - October 2011
Tracked line changes during runway outfit fittings for Senior Designer.
Participated backstage as a dresser for the Spring 2012 runway show.
Simply She | San Francisco, CA
Technical Design Intern
January 2010-March 2010
Worked as assistant technical designer for dog apparel and accessories boutique.
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