Amy GAMBACORTA

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Amy GAMBACORTA

Global Fashion Design Consultant, Stylist, Product Developer & Brand Builder

Current Location

Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Amy is available for work

http://HTTPS://WWW.AMYGAMBACORTA.COM

I am a Global Fashion Designer/Consultant/Head of Design with 18 years of worldwide experience. I specialise in building new brands and designing/launching new collections -- I help brands from around the world turn ideas into reality! I have a Master of Arts degree in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni London, and have more than 18 years of experience working & living around the world in some of the biggest fashion capitals such as New York, Los Angeles, London, Porto, Milan, Amsterdam & Florence. I have also traveled to 30+ countries for fashion weeks, trade shows, inspiration & development trips, meetings & presentations around the world, allowing me to have a keen global understanding of this ever-changing industry. I have designed literally every category at this point! But my main areas of expertise are LEATHER, MOTO, DENIM, OUTERWEAR, READY-TO-WEAR & ACTIVE WEAR. Experience includes: - Creative direction, styling, editorial work, photo shoots & edits - Trend research & mood boards - Inspiration trips & attending trade shows in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Paris, Cannes, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Munich, London, Milan, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Porto, Lisbon, Seoul & Tokyo - Presenting ideas & developments seasonally - Visiting manufacturers & fabric mills in Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, UK, Argentina, Australia, Italy, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Thailand & Portugal - Hand sketching, illustration & CAD - Tech packs & spec sheets, product development, sourcing & production - Leading fittings/advising pattern makers - Efficient in CLO 3D software & Browzwear 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign; Full Circle/PLM/Zedonk - Extensive knowledge of denim fabrics & denim washes/laundry techniques - Draping, sewing & fabric manipulation - Working exclusively with Candiani Denim in Milan, Italy, for all "Made in Italy" denim production - Working exclusively with leather tanneries in Florence, Italy, for all "Made in Italy" leathers - Working with UK high street fashion suppliers across all categories of design - Photography - Extensive knowledge of leather treatments & processes - Ability to lead a team + responsible for making final decisions www.amygambacorta.com - online portfolio & consultancy business website

  • Brands Amy has worked with
    • Deus Ex MacHina Italy
    • Amy Gambacorta Creative Ltd.
    • Bloch International
    • Us Denim
    • Tomorrow London
    • Hudson Jeans
    • Prada Group
    • CHANEL
    • ELLE Magazine
    • Glamour
    • Maxim Inc. (Maxim Magazine)
  • Amy's past titles
    • Knitwear Designer
    • Fashion Design Specialist
    • Fashion Director
    • Menswear Designer
    • Womenswear Designer
    • Menswear Designer
    • Public Relations Assistant Intern
    • Public Relations Assistant
    • Editorial Assistant Intern
    • Editorial Assistant Intern
    • Editorial Assistant
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions
Experience

Head of Milan Design Studio - Leather, Moto, Knitwear, Outerwear, Denim, RTW, Accessories & more

Deus Ex MacHina Italy

Jun 2017 - Now

Designed & launched the brand's first ever high-end/black label European collections (a partnership with WP Lavori/Woolrich Group and the MISSONI brothers), designed for the first time in the Deus Mil...

Head of Design/Fashion Consultant/Stylist/3D Design - Leather, Moto, Denim, Active, RTW & more

Amy Gambacorta Creative Ltd.

Jan 2004 - Now

I have lived and worked all around the world, designing across various categories at many different global brands. I have more than 18 years of experience living & working in New York, Los Angeles, Lo...

Head of Design - New Bloch Fashion / Active / Lifestyle Collections

Bloch International

Jan 2019 - May 2022

Responsible for designing & launching a new women's fashion brand, BLOCH Collection / BLOCH Active (fomerly called Zise by Bloch) consisting of higher end lifestyle, fashion, casual, active, lounge, c...

Head of Design - Men's & Women's Denim & Casual Lifestyle Collections

Us Denim

Jan 2015 - Jun 2017

GRACE MMXIII - Women's Ready-to-wear design

Tomorrow London

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

GRACE MMXIII was a women's luxury/ready-to-wear brand consisting of "little black dresses" -- originally owned by The Saturday Group/Tomorrow Showroom in London (brand owned by the co-founders of FRAM...

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

    (Advanced)

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Graphic Design

  • Layout Design

  • Digital Designs

    (Advanced)

  • Digital Illustration

English

Fluent

Italian

Work Proficiency

Istituto Marangoni

MASTER OF ARTS

FASHION DESIGN

2014 to 2015

Fordham University

BACHELOR OF ARTS

2004 to 2008

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