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Isaiah Isaac

Senior Menswear Designer
Portfolio website
http://www.isaiahisaac.com
About

A firm believer of visual language and that fashion is a way of speaking as an art form, Isaiah considers himself a minimalist who is fascinated by complexities. Streamlined, clean silhouettes and strong fluid attitudes pair together to form what the designer would call a perfect symbolism for the wearer.

Previous Brands
PVH Corp.
Inditex
Ralph Lauren
TheFashionList
Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week
Macy's Merchandising Group
J.Crew
Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week
TheFashionList
R. Scott French
The Art Institute of New York City
Jon Ashe Menswear
Williamson PR & Showroom
American Apparel
Work Experience
Senior Menswear Designer: Tommy Hilfiger
Aug ‘19 - Aug ‘21
PVH Corp.

Support team on color, concept and execution of product line. Ensure all accounts are satisfied with varying product lines and merchandised correctly by liaising with cross functional teams and pure players. Introduce new innovative ideas on sustainability and circular design, and guide the team on 3D development and zero waste projects.

Senior Designer for Zara
Mar ‘16 - Feb ‘19
Inditex

Senior Market Editor
Feb ‘14 - Feb ‘16
TheFashionList

Menswear Senior Writer, and Market Editor

Freelance Handbag Designer
Mar ‘15 - May ‘15
Ralph Lauren

Assistant Designer in Hard Pieces and Wovens for Alfani
Jul ‘13 - Feb ‘15
Macy's Merchandising Group

Assist in the design of exclusive products and development of trends that support merchandise objectives for the Macy's brand. Prepare line and presentation materials/set-up for line previews and buy meetings. Assist in identifying specific materials, color palettes, patterns and prints for the season. Support DVP of Design, Design manager in managing the needs of the Design Team. Participate in research and development of seasonal trends. Assist in shopping the retail and trend (fabric/color/fashion) markets seeking in seeking merchandise ideas as needed. Assist in creating and distributing fabric development packages. Assist in creating and distributing color cards, trim cards, and pattern development sheets. Assist in developing flat mechanical sketches for design development packages (to tech designers and overseas offices). Create and distribute design development package components. Assist in selecting styles, materials and colors that fit into the program and style plans. Work with artists in developing print, and pattern designs. Assist in reviewing developmental samples. Adhere to season time and action calendars. Communicate regularly with product management to share line development direction. Assist in tracking and approval of fabric samples, lap dips, strike-offs, and other development materials. Assist in approval of counter samples. Participate in fit sessions. Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices. Show less

Senior Writer Menswear
Apr ‘12 - Feb ‘14
TheFashionList

Directly assisted the Editor in Chief Assembled database of seasonal fashion events Researched and fact checked data of Fashion Week schedules for London, Milan, Paris and New York Attended events and reported coverage on the web-site Cover Menswear events and fashion shows

Designer
Sep ‘13 - Sep ‘13
Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Showed Senior Thesis collection in The Theatre at Lincoln Center Created a twenty seven piece, seven outfit Men's and Women's Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

Freelance Men's Assistant Designer - Outerwear, Pants, & Accessories
Mar ‘13 - May ‘13
J.Crew

Created tech packs for all styles Assisted senior designer in fabric coordination Sketched all styles of necessary product Created presentations for collaborative projects Assigned color ways to appropriate styles Organized fabric assignment for each style Liaised with production to secure correct execution

Design Intern
Apr ‘12 - Dec ‘12
R. Scott French

Assisted designer on collection of menswear and accessories Attended textile appointments to edit selections for the upcoming collections Gathered relevant data on fabric and trims for order placement

Tutor
Oct ‘11 - Oct ‘12
The Art Institute of New York City

Taught and assisted students in Patternmaking, Draping, Construction 1, Construction 2, Design Studio 1,2, 3, and Collection

Designer
Sep ‘12 - Sep ‘12
Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week

Showed a Junior collection in the Studio at Lincoln Center Created a nine piece, four outfit miniature Resort 2013 Collection

Design Intern
Aug ‘11 - Apr ‘12
Jon Ashe Menswear

Patterned Accessories Merchandise store windows and display for each season Liaise between manufacturers Created lookbooks and stylebooks for customers and buyers

Store Manager
Apr ‘09 - Aug ‘11
American Apparel

Delegated all duties to the associates. Created schedules and handled important paper work. Visually merchandized the floor and windows for each season focusing on the new trends. Forecasted trends and ordered new clothing for sale. Responsible for administrating associates to their duties & money for flagship store.

Intern
Feb ‘11 - Jun ‘11
Williamson PR & Showroom

Pulled clothing for stylist and editorials Documented advertisements and helped create fashion events Liaised with company constituents in London, Milan, and Paris Corresponded with all Magazine outlets in Condenast and the Hearst Corporation

Languages
English
Spanish
French
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
The Art Institute of New York City
‘10 - ‘12
Bachelor of Applied Science - BASc