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565 Stonebrook Farms Drive
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
Portfolio website: http://franabramowicz.com
A Senior Level Design and Trend Specialist with extensive experience with major retail stores
Exhilarating presentation of key Motivational Design Direction in Launch of ‘Moments’, Private
trends in styling, fabrication and the development of a dynamic, Brand of Foundations and
color palettes to management teams creative design team. Influential in Shape wear for Kohl’s. Creation
on a quarterly basis. Identification the recruiting and identification of of original concept and Brand
of trends through international and talent appropriate for the Strategy. Identification of all
domestic market research and organization. Mentoring of young styles prints and color.
Trend Fairs. (London, Paris, talent in the design and Instrumental in kick-off of 250
Barcelona, Milan, Los Angeles, New development process. door test launch to key doors.
Projection and maintenance of
Merchandising and Design of Direct manufacturer development. design and merchandising
unique labels of Private Brand (Sri Lanka, China, Taipei, Thailand, budgets required to implement
Intimate Apparel for a $5 billion + Indonesia.) Development of fabric development process and
national retail chain of department and trim with manufacturers of exceed plans on a quarterly and
stores. Collections range from exclusive components that meet yearly basis.
junior to better missy contemporary quality, function, and cost
sleepwear, loungewear and guidelines.
foundations with differential brand
identifiers and retail price points
Lane Bryant 2008 - 04/2011
Sleepwear, Activewear, Loungewear, Panties
Senior Designer of all Sleepwear products for the Lane Bryant Stores & website.
Design and development of the Activewear collection from initial concept thru to production and delivery.
Technical Fit & construction of all categories, working in conjunction with the Technical Designer , attending fit
sessions on a daily basis.
Mentoring of Assistant Designer in all areas of Product Development.
Development of seasonal trend and color palettes and presentations to management in collaboration with the
Building of seasonal line plans in conjunction with Product Management and Merchant teams that forecast and
meet financial goals and established guidelines while identifying new product categories and opportunities.
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Kohl’s 2005 - 2008
Senior Design Manager /Intimate Apparel
Senior Designer of all Private Brand Intimate Apparel products for Kohl’s Department Stores. Development of
multiple internal brands of Intimates, with distinct attributes in styling, palette, and print for individual brand
identity and price points.
Working directly with Product Managers and Merchants in the development of strategic Line Plans on a seasonal
basis that fulfill financial goals and brand specific identities and price points.
Developing product both with direct resources as well as indirect development with domestic resources,
maintaining brand identity and quality expectations.
Senior Manager of staff of Designers and Assistant Designers in the development of multiple labels of Intimate
Apparel from initial concept to production ready approval.
Development of initial concept and product for launch of ‘Moments’ collection of foundations and panties in
preparation for all-door 2008 roll out to all Kohl’s doors.
Tracking of all adopted styles in from initial fabric development and identification, wash, color, strike off, hand
feel / finish, trim approval, and artwork.
Extensive International Travel in the research and development of trend appropriate product and direct
development with International Resources for production of product.
Saks Incorporated, 1999 – 2005
Senior Designer of Intimate Apparel
CAD Manager - All areas of Private Brand
Merchandising and Design of all Private Brands of Intimate Apparel working directly with merchants/buyers of
each individual department store in the development of product to meet sales and profitability expectations.
Development of exclusive ‘Chanteuse’ collection of foundations and panties for all Saks Department store chains.
CAD Manager – Management of CAD Department staff of graphic artists, Responsible for 11 Divisions of Apparel
Vanity Fair Intimates 1996 – 1999
Designer / Intimate /Apparel
Development and Design of collections of Daywear and Sleepwear under the Vanity Fair label with estimated
sales of $10 million dollars.
Collaborative development with Nike Apparel on development of the Nike Authentic Sports Bra collection in
collaboration with Nike Merchandisers and Designers from initial sketch to production ready product, in
compliance with Nike required performance requirements.
Approval of all fit and production specifications and production components and piece goods.
International Travel to Europe and Asia for Trend and Production review.
GJM (US) Incorporated 1995 – 1996
Design Director / Victoria’s Secret Stores
Worked directly with Victoria’s Secret Store merchants in the development of all categories of Intimate Apparel,
exclusive to Victoria’s Secret Stores.
Directed staff of GJM Designers and Assistant Designers in development of all Design and development.
Extensive international travel to factories in Asia for initial sample development and detailing.
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I Appel / Wior 1992 - 1995
Design and development of exclusive Intimate Apparel, Robes and Loungewear for private brand National
Department Store clients.
Establishing new clients such as, JC Penney, Cacique, Mervyns’ by the development and design of client specific
collections and presentation of product directly to the client’s management and buyers.
Approval of all production fit and product attributes from initial sample to Production ready prototypes.
International travel to Asia and Latin America in research of Trend and Production facilities.
Deena Incorporated 1989 – 1992
Design of the Lucy Ann collection of daywear and sleepwear for sale to major
National department and specialty stores.
Development of the ‘Suitables’ collection of Daywear.
Jennifer Dale Incorporated 1985 – 1989
Designer / Nicole by Fran Abramowicz
Design of the Nicole by Fran Abramowicz collection of sleepwear for sale to better National Department and
Christian Dior Lingerie 1980 – 1985
Designer / Windy Rose Lingerie
Design of the ‘Windy Rose’ collection of Daywear and Sleepwear.
Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop
Expert- Power Point- creating exciting multi- media seasonal trend presentations.
Fashion Institute of Technology 1978 - 1980
New York, New York
Major: Fashion Design -Associates Degree
Massachusetts Southeastern University 1976 – 1978
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Major: Textile Design