Arif Khan

Menswear Designer

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  • LocationSouth Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Designer at a private diversified international holding company. It's garment division manufactures men's and boys garments primarily for large retailers in the US market. My job position requires developing ongoing seasonal product lines; from market phases, to final line creation, to preparing product specification tech packs, to liaising with factories for sample production, to supporting sales during seasons, to liaising with factories during production.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Print Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Mac and Microsoft Literate

Work history

Currently

Menswear Designer

Cameron Jenning Ltd

Aug 2015
  • Designer at a private diversified international holding company. It's garment division manufactures men's and boys garments primarily for large retailers in the US market. My job position requires developing ongoing seasonal product lines; from market phases, to final line creation, to preparing product specification tech packs, to liaising with factories for sample production, to supporting sales during seasons, to liaising with factories during production. My job position requires developing ongoing seasonal product lines for a new establishing holding company; from market phases, to final line creation, to preparing product specification tech packs, to liaising with factories for sample production, to supporting sales during seasons, to liaising with factories during production. . Mainly focusing on current hype-trends/ predicting next big trend sets and must haves. . Introducing unique commercialized European garments to the US market . Traveling the European market for key influential styles, trims, color & samples . Collaborating tech pack ideas leading to final ongoing seasonal products, trend boards, CAD features . Putting together product specifications sizes, translated from European to US sizes. . Communicating with Chinese factories, sourcing lab-dips, fabric swatches and sampling . over seeing Chinese factories on counter samples fit . Communicating/ traveling to US to present too suitable retail buyers . Supporting updated information of sales progress to design manger

2015

Sales Advisor

Asda George

Aug 2010 - Aug 2015
  • . Sales and Customer Service . Customer Acquisition . Marketing and Promotions . Business Workshops . Strategy & Planning . Campaign Development

Education

2010

Fashion Textiles

Colchester Institute School of Design Media

Aug 2007 - Aug 2010
  • Full time 3 year Fashion & textile degree course. Explore own concepts through a variety of live projects & national competitions: Textiles, fashion design, illustration, embroidery children wear, womens/ menswear & bridal wear. Opportunity to exhibit and sell designs at premier vision, Paris. Taking part in industry experiences in fashion retail head offices. Final year taking part at New Designers & Graduate Fashion Week, trade fairs, exhibitions, developing understanding or retail markets further enriching individual develoments.

Awards

2011

Menswear exhibited at Toni & Guy HQ

  • Inspired by hair and Fashion, my collection caught the eye of influential hair designers to create ideal looks inspired by fashion. My collection gathered much interest that I was moved further to have a womenswear interpretation from the final menswear collection to a final live show at BBC studios where the hair designers ending ups winning. http://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/commissioned-toni-guy-hair-idol-bbc/

2011

Own-label.com

  • 2nd time winner for theme 'party hard, work hard' inspired dresses for the open public to vote online for that perfect commercial retail dress. My winning garments were manufactured and sold online on site with my name on the label for the fashion easters to buy. http://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/wwwown-labelcom/

2010

Company High Street Edit

  • With just 2 hours before midnight, I took advantage of Company Magazine competition to re-construct a denim jacket into a trend forward product. I created a trend/mood board with 2 designs not 1, which was extra and not part of the brief. My winning jacket was featured in a spread in Company High Street Edit magazine. http://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/company-magazine-1/

2010

GFW Best Student

  • Voted best student at my university & graduate Fashion Week (GFW) and invited exclusively to Burberry live fashion show at London Fashion Week.