Romy McCloskey

Costume Designer
Hand Embroidery
& Embellishments

 

romy@fadendesignstudios.com
912-507-9111 • 832-510-4142
Romy McCloskey (Skype)


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Creative Designer and Embroiderer with a strong background in costume and fashion design, pattern-making, construction, alterations and hand embellishments. Detail-oriented and dedicated to surpassing customer expectations. Cross-functional expertise in couture costume design and construction highlighted by intricate hand embroidery and bead-work while consulting with clients to achieve desired results.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Wardrobe Development and Design
  • Hand Embroidery and Embellishments
  • Garment Aging and Distressing
  • Custom Fabric Dying
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Sketching and Illustration
  • Draping and Patternmaking
  • Costume Construction
  • Garment Fittings
  • Wardrobe and Set Wardrobe Styling
  • Production Support
  • Project Budgeting

FILM:

Costume Designer

Producer: Timothy Judd
Director: Timothy Judd

Assistant Costume Designer/
Principal Cast Embroiderer

Producer: Chip Hourihan
Director: Robert L. Jones

COSTUME AND FASHION DESIGN:

Owner/Principal Designer
Faden Design Studios

The Woodlands, TX
2002 – Present

IMDB-recognized Costume Designer, Hand-Embroidery and Fashion Styling for Film, Television and Private Commissions.

Fashion Designer
Private Label Sourcing

New York, NY
2001 – 2003

Aided in the development and design of the Missy, Juniors, Plus size and Maternity cut and sew woven and knit labels carried by large department stores thorough the US.
Created presentation boards, trend layouts, line sheets, technical flats, factory specs, colorways, printed and embroidered textile options, as well as graphic artwork for other embellished designs.
Acted as Color manager, responsible for color/lab dip and printed pattern approvals for overseas factory production and maintained color archives.

Assistant Fashion Designer
Nah Nah Collections

New York, NY
1992 – 1994

Liaison between head designers, pattern drafters, sample room staff, production and sales staff.
Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
Assisted head pattern maker during pre- production fitting.
Aided in product development and design of high end Petite, Missy and Plus size evening wear.

Apprentice/Assistant Designer
Tait Mates

Connecticut
1988 – 1992

Designated cutter for all sample garments of high end Petite, Missy and Plus size evening and special occasion wear.
Maintained fabric, trim and embellishment library for studio.
Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
Assisted in sample and production fittings.
Aided in product development and design of all garments and textiles produced by the studio and factory.

EDUCATION:

Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design

Graduated August 2001


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