• Esmeralda Panagiotarou

    Jewelery Designer

Experience

Freelance Art Director / Accessories & Fashion Jewelry Designer. 02/’10 – Present Working with clients in developing: – Full Collection Concept, color ways, mood boards, material selection & development. – Design direction & creation of Original Collection prints. – Design: mix & match handbag, leather goods & fashion jewelry design. – Directing suppliers in all aspects of sample production stages to final SMS & PPS.

Folli Follie Group • Athens, Greece / Hong Kong / China 2/06- 01/10 Art Director / Designer KK Collection Accessories & Leather Goods Collection – Full concept development to final sms

ISSEY MIYAKE INC. • Tokyo, Japan 9/01-12/05 ISSEY MIYAKE WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION Accessories Designer Accessories Head Designer – Issey Miyake Pret a Porter, Paris Collection Assistant to the designer in all aspects of the Paris Collection creative process

ISSEY MIYAKE FETE • Tokyo, Japan 11/03-12/05 Clothing, Accessories Designer

SUSAN CIANCIOLO • New York, NY 9/00-12/00 Design Studio Assistant Involved in the production and finishing process of the Fall 2001 collection

DONNA KARAN • SIGNATURE COLLECTION • New York, NY 9/99-12/99 Design studio Assistant Assisted in various aspects of the Fall 2000 collection creative process

JOHN ANTHONY HAUTE COUTURE • New York, NY 3/97-5/97 Production Studio Assistant Assisted in the production of the Ready to Wear & Haute Couture Collections ‘98

CHRISTIE’S Auction House • New York, NY 6/95-8/95 Antiquities Department Assistant Old Masters Department Assistant Involved in the auction processes and inner workings of a major auction house Maintained and updated the Antiquities and Old Master Departments’ archives

MARLBOROUGH GALLERY • New York, NY 1/95-2/95 “Marlborough Graphics” Assistant Involved in the installation and organization of the Neil Welliver & R.B Kitaj exhibitions

Education

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY, USA. 9/98-6/01 BFA in Fashion Design / Designer of the Year Award 2001

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY, USA. 9/96-5/97 Associate in Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, RI, USA. 9/92-5/96 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration /Art History

Awards & Exhibitions

“RRRIP Paper Fashion” Exhibition – Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece 2008 Participated with two paper pieces – Paper Bag & Paper Necklace Dress

Designer of the Year 2001 Award – Parsons School of Design, New York, USA. 2001

Gold Thimble Award – Awarded by Badgley Mischka -Parsons School of Design 2001

CFDA Design Scholarship Award – Parsons School of Design, NYC, USA. 2000

Skills

Luxury/ Pret a Porter & Mid market Accessory Design & Fashion Jewelry

• Francis Bitonti Studio – New Skins London 2015 Workshop / Digital Design & 3D Printing Educational Program. • Professional expertise in luxury leather goods, Women’s Fashion Accessories, Fashion Jewelry • Experience in working in the Asian market – Japan/Hong Kong/ China • Development of full fashion collection concept & Prints for Women’s Fashion Jewelry and • Leather Goods specializing in Luxury Pret a Porter & Midrange markets. • Development of collection theme, colors, artwork, prints, material development & finishing details

• Hong Kong / China Product manager and supplier direction for sample development (from sketch I intermediate / final salesman sample stages). • Pre Production Sample check & approval • Fluent in English & Greek, Japanese 3kyu Level, Italian (Medio Level).

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