GASPAR SALDANHA

170 First Avenue, Apt #6, New York, NY 10009 / (646) 642-9796 / gaspar@gasparsaldanha.com

 
LAUNDRY MENS (a division of Liz Claiborne)New York,NY(2004-2006)
Design Director all categories: wovens,knits, sweaters and outerwear
A bridge sportswear line,targeted to better department stores,such as Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales
   
CLAIBORNE SPORTWEAR
Design Director-Wovens
Directed the design team,overseeing all woven product for Claiborne Menswear
   
FEDERATED MERCHANDISING GROUP, New York, NY (2001-2004)
Design Director - Men's Sportswear

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Directed a team of ten designers, overseeing the development and production of five private brands:
Alfani, Club Room, Savile Row, Glen Royal and Tasso Elba ($170 million combined sales)

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Worked directly with the divisions: Macy's East, Macy's West, RLG, Bon Marche and Burdines,
selling, promoting and expanding the product assortment

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Played integral role in the launch and expansion of the Tasso Elba brand from 110 to 300 doors for Spring 04

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Maintained the brands’ identities through differentiation in color, fabrication, styling and branding accessories
   
GEOFFREY BEENE (licensed by Philips Van Heusen), New York, NY (1999 – 2000)
Consulting Design Director


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Oversaw design teams of men's and women's lines

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Collection sold at company's own retail stores
   
KENNETH COLE MEN'S SPORTSWEAR (licensed by Paul Davril Inc.), New York, NY (1997 – 1999)
Design Director

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Responsible for the concept and production of full menswear collection

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Increased distribution from 25 to 300 stores in one season

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Supervised Hong Kong based design team,while sourcing the product local and internationally

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Collaborated with Kenneth on the production of the company's first 7th on 6th fashion show
   
WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY (1996 – 1997)
Design Consultant

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Created fashion trend books for this strategic retail planner

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Worked directly with international retailers providing them with trend direction of their private brands. Clients included, Lojas Renner in Brazil and Suburbia in Mexico
   
GASPAR SALDANHA Ltd., New York, NY (1991 – 1996)
Principal/Designer
· Established eponymous collection of forward bridge menswear
· Line was sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomindales and Barneys
· Created a co-op label: Gaspar Saldanha exclusively for Barnes New York, a furnishings collection
· Line was produced under partnership with Maggy London
   
MAGGY LONDON INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY (1984 – 1993)
Director of Fabric Design
· Directed a Design Studio, responsible for the research and development of original fabrics for this dress manufacturer
· Managed a team overseeing the printing process from artwork through production
   

EDUCATION

· B.F.A., Visual Communication and Industrial Design
University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
· A.A.S., Textile Design
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
   
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