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CONNOR DEVOE DESIGN PORTFOLIO 2011-2012


CONNOR DEVOE 8143 Jordan Road Cleves OH, 45002

(513)-600-5756 devoecf@mail.uc.edu

Education

Employment

University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design

American Eagle Outfitters. New York, New York Men’s Cut & Sew Knits Design Intern

Class of 2015 GPA 3.8 / 4.00

Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana Fashion Design Track. 2009-2010

Qualifications Design

Pattern Drafting, Technical flat drawing, Fashion Illustration, Design Construction, Tailoring, Draping 2011 CFDA Scholarship finalist

Adobe Creative Suite 5/Design Software InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator PLM/PDM

Deans List

University of Cincinnati - Freshman/Sophmore/Pre-Junior

August 27, 2012 - December 21, 2012 Responsibilities - Actively updated linesheets, sketches and trim pages in PDM/PLM. Worked closely with Polos, Sweaters, and Knitwear to prepare for meetings by attending to CAD work, layouts, and mock-ups.

Abercrombie & Fitch. Columbus, Ohio Dresses/Skirts Design Intern

March 26, 2012 - June 15, 2012 Responsibilities - To research, trend forecast, and assist with technical flats, and tech packs. To continually update linesheets, sketches and trim pages in PDM.

Plato’s Closet. Cincinnati, Ohio Buyer/Cashier/Sales Associate.

May 5, 2010 - Present Responsibilities - To purchase and price clothing into the store, manage a register, and trend forecast by updating mannequins and display walls in the store with modern clothing.


RED DRESS PROJECT

BACK/FRONT VIEW THIS COCKTAIL DRESS WAS INSPIRED BY PIN-UP ROYALTY. IT COMBINES A DEEP SWEETHEART NECKLINE, FORM-FITTING SILHOUETTE, AND A PLUNGING SCALLOPED BACK

SIDE VIEW:DETAILS HAVING A NEAR BACKLESS DRESS AND OFF SET FABRIC COMBINATIONS, ALLOWS THE WEARER TO FEEL A COMBINATION OF SEDUCTION AND MODERN ROMANTICISM.


SHIRTING PROJECT

SIDE VIEW:DETAILS HAVING THE MAJORITY OF THIS GARMENT BEING MADE OF CHIFFON, I CONSTRUCTED THE BODY USING ALMOST ENTIRELY FRENCH SEAMS.

BACK/FRONT VIEW THE GOAL OF THIS GARMENT WAS TO CONSTRUCT WHAT APPEARED TO BE A FORMAL SHIRT WITH A SURPRISE DETAIL BEING IT WAS MADE WITH A SHEER FABRIC.


CHILD WEAR

FRONT

BACK

DETAILS

CHILDRENS WEAR : GOOD AND PLENTY THIS PROJECT WAS INSPIRED BY CANDY. USING THE VIBRANT COLORS OF “GOOD AND PLENTY” CANDY I WAS ABLE TO MAKE A A-LINE DRESS AND REVERSIBLE OUTER VEST. I WANTED A COMBINATION OF MOVEMENT AND SOPHISTICATION WHEN CREATING THESE GARMENTS.


DESIGN COMMUNICATION

IN THE VIVACIOUS, ROARING SIXTIES, WOMEN BEGAN TO DEVELOP A TASTE FOR NEW SILOETTES, CORKY ACCESSORIES AND BOLD PATTERNS. MICHELLE IS A 26 YEAR OLD, WHO MOVED TO THE CITY FOR LOVE AND FOUND IT! UPON MEETING GARY, THEY DATED AND MARRIED WITHIN A YEAR. MARRYING INTO WEALTH CERTAINLY HAS ITS ADVANTAGES AND MICHELLE DISCOVERED THIS BY TURNING TO HER NEW FOUND LOVE, FUR. WHILE TRYING TO START A FAMILY, MICHELE SPENDS HER DAYS SHOPPING AND ENJOYING MARRIED LIFE. SHE LIVES DAY TO DAY MEETING NEW PEOPLE AT SOCIAL EVENTS AND SPENDING HER FREE TIME DECORATING THE INTERIOR OF HER NEW HOME. JUST AS ATTENTION IS PAID TO HER HOME, IT ALSO IS PAID TO HER WARDROBE. ACCESSORIES IN HER CLOSET INCLUDE SCARVES, SUNGLASSES, HEAVY MAKEUP, CAPS AND GLOVES.

DEVOTION : REARRANGE TEXTURE BY : CONNOR DEVOE


ALTERNATIVE TEXTILE

SCREENS BACK/FRONT VIEW THE FACING ZIPPER BACK/ FRONT DARTS AND PUFFED SLEEVES ARE CLEARLY SHOWN HERE, ACCOMPANIED BY A PLUNGING BACK NECKLINE.

SIDE VIEW:DETAILS THIS GARMENT HOLDS AMPLE AMOUNTS OF BODY AND MOVES GRACEFULLY WITHOUT DISTRACTING FROM ITS EXCELLENT CRAFT.


DESIGN CONSTRUCTION

BACK VIEW THIS VIEW WAS SHOT TO CAPTURE THE BACK POCKETS,SIDE DETAILS, AND FITTED PANT. THIS PHOTO ALSO SHOWS OFF THE DROP CROTCH IN THE REAR.

SIDE:CLOSE UP ACCENTING THE DETAILED CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE POCKETS WAISTBAND, AND SIDE SEAMS, THIS PHOTO REPRESENTS THE FABRIC AND STITCHING.

FRONT VIEW

FINAL PANT CIGARETTE PANT WITH DROPPED CROTCH

THIS PHOTO PORTRAYS THE FLY-FRONT ZIPPER AS WELL AS DEMONSTRATING THE MOVEMENT AND STRETCH OF THE Fabric.


DESIGN CONSTRUCTION

FRONT VIEW THIS PHOTO REPRESENTS THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS, WITH THE FLAIR OF TODAYS YOUTH.

SIDE:CLOSE UP THIS GARMENT CONSISTS OF A POLYESTER SHELL, SATIN LINING AND INVISIBLE ZIPPER, ALONG WITH A REMOVABLE BELT.

BACK VIEW

FINAL - CLOSE UP OVER 100 HAND SEWN JEWELS ENCOMPASS THE NECKLINE.

THIS OPEN BACK MAINTAINS A FEELING OF SIMPLICITY, WITH OUT LOOSING AN ELEMENT OF ELEGANCE.


TECHNICAL FLATS


ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

COOP PROJECT CONCEPT BY RESEARCHING AND DOING INITIAL SKETCHES, I BEGAN TO DO DOZENS OF BACKLESS MOCK-UPS TO INCREASE THE VARIETY IN A&F STORES.

MODIFIED DESIGN ALTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT WAS A BIT DRASTIC, WITH SLIGHT REVISIONS, THERE IS A MORE REFINED VERSION BEING TESTED FOR SALES.


C.F.D.A COLLECTION COLOR INSPIRATION THIS VINTAGE AD BECAME THE COLOR SCHEME FOR MY COLLECTION. THE MUTED COLORS ENHANCED THE OLD TIMELY PERIOD IN HISTORY WHICH I CHOSE TO FOCUS ON.

COVER ART THE COVER WAS HAND STENCILED WITH GOLD PEN AND CAPTURED THE ESSENCE OF THE COLLECTION, INSPIRED BY MY GRANDMOTHER AND THE LOVE OF TRAVELING.

FASHION ILLUSTRATION TO SEE ENTIRE COLLECTION CLICK HERE


THANK YOU


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