Major Achievements

  • The Good Doctor – Taylor – New Westminster, BC
  • OLLIE – Seamstress – Burnaby, BC
  • Wedding dress costume design and alteration (11 years) – Budapest, Hungary
  • Beyond – Prep Costumer – Vancouver, BC
  • Cat Woman – Costume Technician – Vancouver, BC
  • Connie and Carla – Cutter – Vancouver, BC
  • Swing – Costume Designer: Stanley Theatre – Vancouver, BC
  • Red Rock Diner – Costume Designer, Cutter, Seamstress – Vancouver, BC                                                        
  • Private Label – Designer, Sales and Marketing
  • Nordstrom: Under the K&D Designs Label – Special Occasion Dresses – Seattle WA.
  • Head designer for Plum – Vancouver BC
  • Hudson Bay Company – Designer of custom made suits and shirts licensee – Vancouver, BC
  • Trevennen Apparel – Designer of custom made suits and shirts Park Royal – Vancouver, BC

Summary

  • Creative costume designer, cutter, seamstress, strong background in alterations, men’s tailoring, garment fittings and fashion design.
  • Detail-oriented and dedicated to surpassing customer expectations.
  • Innovative and artistic professional with 30 years in the fashion industry.
  • Model with diverse venue exposure, including fashion shows, private showings and retail establishments.
  • A designer versed in creating and modifying base patterns by hand.
  • Accurately measures and evaluates patterns and samples against measurement specs.
  • Expertise in pattern grading and alterations.
  • Well-rounded fashion designer familiar with the complete product creation life cycle, from initial concept to retail sale.

Skill Sets

  • Fashion sketching Garment fittings
  • Trend and emerging brand awareness
  • Fashion illustrating
  • First patterns
  • Familiar with Silhouette
  • Fabric direction
  • Conceptual design expert
  • Spec measurements
  • Applied styling techniques
  • Strong market knowledge
  • Work with fitting blocks
  • Retail sector expert
  • Advertising background
  • Strong creative design skills
  • Extensive fabric knowledge
  • High-profile brand exposure
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Men’s tailoring expert
  • Apparel styling techniques

Accomplishments

  • Played a key role in creating several best selling collections in 1989-2017.
  • Created design processes for multiple global brands.
  • Travelled to Europeans India for international trend research and theme inspiration.
  • Personal fashion line featured in MacGyver, Connie and Carla, Cat woman, Swing, Red Rock Diner.
  • Collaborated with photographers and stylists to effectively elucidate the Dorottya brand and merchandising standards.
  • Managed projects according to time-line and seasonal changes.
  • Modeled garments and jewelry for magazine print outs and television productions.
  • Drove sales by developing business strategies, marketing plans and merchandise assortments.

Education

  • Full fashion design, 1991 Helen Lefeaux Fashion Design School Vancouver, BC
  • Seminar on Retail Advertising Fashion and Textiles course
  • Course-work in Business Administration
  • Fashion design tech school (4 years) Budapest Hungary