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Gaetano Achille

Fashion Designer | Illustrator | Product Developer
About

I 'm interested in the fashion industry within which I have gained ten years of professional experience having had the opportunity to interact with the design and product lines of several brands, including Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Les Copains and Giambattista Valli. The experience in the world of embroidery development was fundamental in opening my views in terms of detail care and the realization of the project in all its phases, as well as having granted me the opportunity to work on the inputs and deal with the creations of very different clients, from luxury to ready-to-wear, to smaller realities. So, from the proposal in its embryonic stage, I was in charge of developing ideas, placements, defining minutiae and ornaments in correlation between the demand (Italy - USA - France - Switzerland - UK) and the production chain (suppliers, workshops and clients); from Italy and India, following the projects directly to loom from the workshops based in New Delhi. I appreciate following work independently as much as cooperating in a team; so mine is a dynamic, energetic and proactive approach, which sees in the sharing of ideas and skills the concrete added value for the success of a project. I am interested in personal and professional growth, which is why I am as passionate about actively working on collections as I am about interfacing with suppliers, consultants and production realities; or even about travel and experience abroad. What I aim to do is to curate a line in a singular, innovative and contemporary way that can effectively achieve the planned objectives and offer alternative points of view that reflect, at the same time, the style and taste akin to the brand.

Previous Brands
ATOS LOMBARDINI
BAX Group AG
Dolce & Gabbana
G.V.S. INTERNATIONAL S.p.a.
Les Copains
Ralph Lauren
Work Experience
Associate Product Manager Embroidery - Celebrities and Special Project
Jun ‘22 - Jul ‘23
Ralph Lauren

Sampling development of embroidery proposals for RL Collection line following directives from New York headquarters - Collection timing planning - Research and selection of embroidery techniques. Design, fitting, placement check for sample and production. Celebrities and Special Clients project development. Sample development from Italy, France and India; coordination and management of workshops and suppliers.

RTW Womenswear - Embroidery Designer
Jan ‘22 - Jun ‘22
BAX Group AG

Fashion designer and product developer for two different lines: - VOILE DE LUNE, Womenswear Design - EECKOUT, Womenswear and Embroidery Design Research - Moodboard - Fabric selection - Collection layout and structure. Accessories research, printing and embroidery techniques; design and placements - Styling Sample development, fitting, final check pre production.

RTW Designer - Hand Illustrator Alta Moda e Celebrities
Feb ‘20 - Feb ‘20
Dolce & Gabbana

Freelance - Hand illustration and design of embroidery placements for the Haute Couture line and advances Celerities projects revisiting the Maison's iconic garments.

RTW Womenswear Designer - Product Developer
Aug ‘19 - Feb ‘20
ATOS LOMBARDINI

Fashion design and product developer. Collection layout and structure - Budget analysis and collection timing. Research - Moodboard - Fabric and print selection, embroidery and accessories. Collection design - Sample development, department and workshop coordination. Fitting - Lookbook - ADV - Styling - Presentation of the collection.

RTW Womenswear - Menswear Designer & Product Developer
Feb ‘16 - Feb ‘19
Les Copains

Fashion Design and product development for Pre, Main and Runway lines. Research - Moodboard - Fabric and print selection, embroidery and accessories - Collection layout and structure. Budget analysis and collection timing - Sample design and development. Fitting - Data sheets - Coordination of departments and laboratories - Sampling and production development. Lookbook - ADV - Styling - Backstage fashion show for MFW - Fashion show and presentation to the buyers. Technical drawing, embroidery placement and collaboration on the advancement of the Giambattista Valli Coutoure, Giambattista Valli and Giamba lines produced in-house by BVM Spa.

Fashion & Embroidery Designer - Product Development
Feb ‘15 - Feb ‘16
G.V.S. INTERNATIONAL S.p.a.

Design development clothing proposals and embroidery applications for customers. Research - Development embroidery placings, placements on patterns - Fitting - File sheets. Sample advancement, workshop coordination from Italy and India; travel and stay in New Delhi. Client's management - Price negotiation - Delivery timing.

Junior Womenswear Designer
Sep ‘13 - Feb ‘15
Les Copains

Fashion design and product development for Pre, Main and Runway lines. Research - Moodboard - Selection of fabrics and prints, embroidery and accessories - File sheets. Fitting - Backstage fashion show for Les Copains lines.

Languages
Italian - Native
English - Fluent
French - Basic
Education & Training
IED Istituto Europeo di Design
‘21 - ‘21
Fashion Product Development e Merchandising Manager
IUAD Accademia della Moda
‘13 - ‘13
Shoes Designer
IUAD Accademia della moda
‘10 - ‘13
Fashion Designer e Modellista Industriale
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy