Isabella Taveira Lugowska

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am an enthusiastic Accessories Designer with a strong background in design and development of women’s and men’s accessories collection. I have solid experience of working within the luxury fashion industry and I am very committed to the quality of the product. I have excellent organisational skills with ability to organise and prioritise workload and I am able to work in a very fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. I am skilled at building good relationships with factories/suppliers on a daily basis and I have a proven ability to follow all development processes of products from sketches to production line. In addition I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Draw, sketching ability, mood boards and a good understanding of shapes, proportions, constructions, colour, prints, materials and trims.

Skills

 

  • Jewellery
  • Accessories
  • Design
  • Product Development
  • Photoshop
  • Organisational Skills
  • Mood Boards
  • Ilustrator
  • Eye for Detail
  • Design Development
  • Handbags
  • Drawing Sketching
  • Soft Accessories
  • Small Leather Goods
  • Swimwear Lingerie

Work history

Currently

Owner & Creative

YOU ARE Accessories London, UK

Jan 2012
  • Online sales - Responsible for designing and developing of women’s accessories collection including necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories, bags, belts and knits. - Researching new ideas, concepts, materials, shapes and constructions. - Creating digital mood and trends boards. - Sourcing and purchase raw materials and trims. - Responsible for all graphic materials and visual identity.

2011

Senior Accessories Designer

Osklen RIO DE Janeiro, Brazil

Apr 2008 - Dec 2011
  • Luxury brand - Responsible for designing and developing of women’s and men’s accessories collection, including leather, synthetic, canvas and ecologic handbags. Small leather goods including belts and wallets. Soft accessories including hats, gloves, scarves, knits. Footwear. Swimwear & Lingerie. Jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories and especial pieces for catwalk. - Preparation of mood boards and colour palettes in line with a seasonal theme working closely with the design team and creative director. - Sourcing and developing raw materials. - Creating tech packs with full spec detail for internal / international factories and closely monitoring the development process. - Working in a fast-paced atmosphere and liaising with factories/suppliers. - Identifying possible issues of construction, feasibility of product, and offer possible alternatives or solutions. - Fitting sessions to approve the samples and ensure that all test pieces is carried out and sealing for production. - Monitoring spreadsheet of all production with the buyers. - Working closely with Visual merchandising team at lookbook photoshoots. - Presentation of the collection for the Buyers, Managers and Sales Assistant. - Travelling twice a year (Europe / NY) for research and attend industry trade shows. - Full participation in the catwalks of São Paulo Fashion Week, 8 issues.

2008

Fashion Designer

Sandpiper RIO DE Janeiro, Brazil

Jun 2007 - Mar 2008
  • High street brand - Responsible for designing and developing of womenswear jersey collection including tops, bottoms and dresses. - Creating mood and trend boards. - Choice of materials (fabrics, embroideries and trims) and monitoring from the approved prototype to production line. - Creating tech packs with full specification for internal / international factories. - Working in a very fast-paced environment with strict deadlines. - Lead fit sessions with a Technician to approved sample for production. - Presentation of collection for the Buyers, Managers and Sales Assistant. - Full participation in the catwalks of Rio Fashion Week, 2 issues.

2007

Junior Fashion Designer

Clube Chocolate RIO DE Janeiro, Brazil

Nov 2005 - May 2007
  • Luxury brand - Working closely with the in-house design team in creating and developing of womenswear collection including knitwear, swimwear and accessories. - Creating tech packs with full spec detail for factories/suppliers. - Liaising with factories/suppliers through sampling and development on a daily basis. - Monitoring spreadsheet of all production with the buyers. - Preparing boards presentation of all collection for buyers. - Organising sample room. - Supporting the design team sourcing and developing of all raw materials and trims.

2005

Assistant Graphic Designer

Rodan Comunicação RIO DE Janeiro, Brazil

Mar 2002 - Aug 2005
  • Advertising agency - Assisting the Head of Creative to develop advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. - Working alongside other departments to create marketing campaigns. - Editing and finalising prints for both sampling and production. - Preparing mock-ups for all medias. - Designing artwork using Photoshop, Corel Draw and Pagemaker.

Education

2006

BA Fashion Design

Senai-cetiqt Technological Centre for the Chemical and Textile Industry

Jan 2003 - Dec 2006
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL

2003

BA Graphic Design

University Estácio de S

Jan 2001 - Dec 2003