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02.

08 present
COMMONWEALTH UTILITIES, New York NY
Founder, Creative Director
www.commonwealth-utilities.com
Develop entry-level luxury menswear brand,
Categories include wovens / outerwear / sweater & knit / accessories / tailoring
/ denim
Design and produce 2 seasonal collections, both in New York and Far East facilit
ies.
Oversee all aspects of Fashion Week presentation, including styling, sound, set,
casting and invitational materials.
Collaborative seasonal development with various runway sponsors, including Nike,
Dr. Marten and Moscot optical.
Design and manage all viral online presence, including website, blog, Twitter, F
acebook.
Attend US and European tradeshow, overseeing all sales and brand identity.
Design capsule development collections for specialty boutiques such as Fred Sega
l Finery.
Initiate and follow through seasonal goals with PR and Marketing divisions.
Successfully developed a strong relationship with key global mens Editors and Fa
shion Directors.
Collection available globally in over 25 boutique retailers and 3 major departme
nt stores.
* Awarded Fashion Group International Rising Star Award / Menswear 2010
02.07 02.08
DKNY, DONNA KARAN New York US
Phillips Van Heusen, Menswear Design Director
Launching the DKNY menswear shirting division for PVH
European vintage and current market research for product development
Oversee unique fabric development and execution, including Natural Stretch fabri
cations
Designing both White and Black label categories, in competitive price point stra
tegy.
Initiate entire package and presentation of product, developing all protos and b
ase bodies.
Oversee and direct all CAD development, approve all strike offs, colors and trim
development
Present collection to all major US sales teams and key buying teams.
06.02 - 02.07
KENNETH COLE New York US
02.06 02.07 Menswear Design Director : Kenneth Cole & Kenneth Cole Reaction
06.03 02.06 Menswear / Womenswear / Accessories / Kids : Kenneth Cole Reactio
n
06.02 06.03 Mens / Womans Design Director : Kenneth Cole Reaction, Runway Des
igner Kenneth Cole
Creative Direction for seasonal development, presented to all licensees and hand
ed off in a CD / Guidebook format.
Communicating with all 23 licensed divisions, from apparel to accessories as wel
l as in house handbags and shoes. Oversee development, design direction and fina
l product approval for all categories, with Mr. Cole
In-house Kenneth Cole Signature design & development for retail division & Bryan
t park runway Source & develop private label product for mens and womens sportsw
ear, for retail
Seasonal global vintage and market research in Europe, Asia and the UK with Mr.
Cole
Style seasonal look book , and assist with marketing on seasonal message for adv
ertising.
02.01 06.02
GIANNI VERSACE, Milan Italy
Mainline menswear Sr. designer
Design / research mainline mens collection, all categories for catwalk presentat
ion.
Event and VIP design and fittings for the academy awards, celebrity, concert tou
rs
Accessory design and development for runway presentation and for licensee direct
ion
Embroidery and print concept and development with Como based print houses
Overseeing all licensed direction for the mainline, including optical, swim and
leather goods.
11.99 02.01
GIORGIO ARMANI Milan Italy
Armani Jeans womens wear designer, wovens / knitwear / leather / outerwear / acc
essories / denim
Design and research full collection , 6 collections per year.
FREELANCE
CHANDELIER CREATIVE 02.08 present
New York based creative marketing fashion agency Fashion director for brand deve
lopment and identity direction. Brands include Givenchy Parfum, Club Monaco, Hud
son Bay Company, Baby Phat,
GENERRA 03.08 06.08
New York Menswear sportswear collection
Design mens collection all categories, upscale casual brand, main customer Barne
ys/Saks
THE LONDON CUT / SAVILLE ROW
Exhibition 03.08 Tokyo Japan
Creative consultant for the Saville Row exhibition in the British Embassy, Tokyo
Japan
NEIL BARRETT 02.98 Milan Italy
Accessory development for Japanese market, under the diffusion line. Working wit
h Neil in Milan studio to make line a cohesive presentation along side mainline
collection.

INTERNSHIPS
DSQUARED Milan Italy 97, assistant to Dean & Dan Caten
PAUL SMITH London UK 97, Womenswear studio assistant
EDUCATION
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE BA Hons Fashion design, 1998
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION HND Degree Mens tailoring, 1995
SPONSORSHIP
BENETTON / FABRICA 06.98 11.99 Venice Italy
Fabrica Design Director
Under direction of Oliviero Toscani, a creative think tank encompassing photogra
phy, architecture, music, graphics, web, video and fashion. A collective creativ
e group that worked in multi media formats. Overseeing team of 4 for various med
ia presentations,
Collaborative workshops with Issey Miyake, Peter Gabriel, Tadao Ando, Red Tomato
Short film entry in Cannes film festival, selected for presentation.
Member of the CFDA since 2010
References
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Nick Wooster
Bergdorf Goodman
Mens Fashion Director
nick_wooster@niemanmarcus.com
646 228 721
Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole
Chief Engineering Officer
kenneth@kennethcole.com 212 271 6690 Bruce Pask
T / The New York Times Magazine,
Mens Fashion Director brucepask@gmail.com
917 691 8161
Alex Badia
Womens Wear Daily
Mens Fashion Director
917 539 1203

Kenneth Wyse
Phillips Van Heusen
President of Communications and Licensing
kennethwyse@pvh.com 212 381 3628
James Sherwood
Fashion Curator and Journalist
Recent Collaboration: Saville Row / The London Cut
jamessherwood@talktalk.net