Name

Sonia*Stella

About

If you are interested in contacting me about apparel design/production/or illustration work, please email me soniastelladesign@gmail.com with details and I will provide you with more information and contact information.

Brief Description
APPAREL DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

Summary:
Over 20 years of experience in apparel design, working to provide full collection development from concept to final product. Have worked with startup brands, to established companies in a variety of markets. Creative designer who can provide vision and lead a design team. Strong merchandising knowledge and communication skills. Technical skills and fabric sourcing knowledge. Responsible for concept development of small to very large collections, sketching, fabric and trend for various markets, can oversee all aspects of design, provide direction to design assistants, pattern makers, sample makers and production factories overseas and locally. Strong illustration, flat and detailed sketch ability both freehand and computer aided. Able to handle preliminary fittings, communicate ideas and vision to staff, able to identify current market trends, and competitors. Strong patternmaking, fit and grading experience, ability to fit on live models or dress form mannequins. Perform detail flat garment drawings and specifications, communicate pattern corrections with domestic and overseas vendors, develop and review fabric construction and standards, inspect first sample as well as final production samples, knowledge of product development and procedures, knowledge of various CAD systems, able to work closely with factories and oversee quality, track pieces from conception to completion, understanding of garment construction. Looking to work with a growing or established design brand that can use my experience.

Education

FASHION DESIGN

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING LA, Los Angeles, CA

APPAREL DESIGN FOUNDATION AND BUSINESS

Clients

  • VERSACE
  • BURBERRY
  • NBC
  • MURAD
  • MISS UNIVERSE
  • LODI WINES
  • ALLURE LINGERIE
  • KIMORA LEE SIMMONS
  • BEBE
  • BOMBSHELL SPORTSWEAR
  • PLUSHCASHMERE
  • BRIGHTON STORES
  • SIENNA ROSE
  • EMA SAVAHL

Specialties

  • Fashion
  • Illustration
  • apparel design
  • fashion illustration
  • art
  • creative director
  • product development
  • activewear designer
  • lingerie designer
  • swimwear designer
  • womenswear designer
  • fashion designer
  • technical design

Skills

  • adobe creative cloud
  • tech packs
  • line sheets
  • look books
  • collection development
  • fashion illustration
  • fashion design
  • patternmaking