Taught to sew as a child by her mother, Carmen’s first creation was at age of 9.
At sixteen Carmen designed, draped and, sewed the bridesmaid’s dresses for her brother’s wedding.
At a very young age she worked in factories making dresses, later in 1982; started her home businessa Knitwear Co. for Dara Sedaka, dressing Stars like Toni Tenille and Marilyn McCoo to mention a few.
Went to FIT where she received AA Degree in Applied Science and Bachelors in Production Management Apparel. One year Fashion program at the Instituto Italiano Internazionalle della Moda Polimoda in Florence, Italy. degree certificateIn 1993, Carmen began Consulting , Designed and built Wedding Gowns for Manale’s First Bridal Collection.
In 1998, Carmen designed and built children’s clothes for Bella’s Kids collection.
Works extensively throughout the Fashion, TV, Movie and Theater Industry . Offering services in First Prototypes , Pattern making, Pattern Corrections, SAMPLE making, Draping, Fittings, Re-styling wardrobes, Alterations in general, Repairs and quick turn around Duplicates for Market Week. Experience with Bridals, Woolens, Knits, Leather, Furs, and Lingerie.
Present customers are a variety of Clients , Stylists, Fashion, Costumes Designers, and Retail Companies, to mention a few: Parsons and Meares, John Kristiansen, “What Not to Wear” BBC, Liz Claiborne, KATE SPADE (present); Tory Burch, Coach, Tom Broker for SNL, Katie Irish for The Americans.
Fittings and On set Tailoring / Seamstress Services for Photo shoots, Commercials, Catalogues, Ad Campaings etc; offered by Appointment Only.
Present Clients : Nicola Formichetti for Diesel, Tom Guiness for Adidas, Julia Sarr Jamois for Target and Express, Jay Massacret for various. Celebrities Stylist’s : Shala Rothemberg, Jessica Pasteur, Sam Spector, among many others.
Carmen is available for Any of your Design needs. cel: 646-725 8861