Fashion Textile Designer / Style Advisor

@ MonetLugo

Languages: French, Spanish and English

Cad and Software applications: Illustrator, Photoshop, Lectra - Kaledo



Freelance Print Designer

  • ​​Created hand painted artwork for textiles and accessories

STYLE ADVISOR - 2012 – Present
Personal image development and style consultant
Lead Member of the South Coast Plaza Stylist Program
Image consulting for key Political Players

  • Special event wardrobe preparation 
  • Interactive Look-Book design
  • Wardrobe selection and Closet Organization services


Senior YC Knits Designer

2011- Los Angeles 

Designed and developed a collection every two months of knits for the Young Contemporary custumer 

  • Conceptualize mood and trend palettes with each delivery
  • Work closely with our Senior Product Development Manager to insure quality and optimum fit
  • Collaborate daily with Divisional Merchandise Manager and Buying teams



Senior Designer

2008 – 2011 

Lead development and design of 10 collections per year, with production in Asia, Mexico and the US
OneWorld is designed for the missy-contemporary woman, casual wear, sleep wear and swim cover-ups.

OneWorld is sold in major department stores throughout the United States and Europe such as Macy's, Bloomingdales, Dillard's, Sears, JCPenneys, Nordstrom's, Boston Proper, Target and El Corte Ingles.

The line is a variety of garment dye, sublimations, screen prints, cut&sew of knits, and wovens, including private labels

  • Fabric-print development, color forecasting, style design, trim and embellishments
  • Art Direction in graphic design for sublimations, screen print, embroideries, burn-out, etc
  • Responsible for production final approvals in garment fit, fabrics, trims, embellishments, colors 
  • Directly supervise design and sample room



Lead Designer

2007 - Los Angeles

Led designer of all collections from inception of design to completion of final garment. 

High-End Casual Wear sold to exclusive boutiques
Bordeaux is a high-end contemporary line that sells to excusive boutiques such as Fred Segal, Shopintuition, m.fredric and Anthropology. Specialized in Knits and Seamless.
  • Responsible for quality control and final approval of production garments


Lead Designer

2006 –  2007 

Joomi Joolz is a high-end T-Shirt company and manufacturer that sells to excusive boutiques and large distributors such as Macy's and Nordstrom's.

  • Led designer of all collections from inception of design to completion of final garment. 
  • Responsible for quality control and final approval of production garments




2005 - Paris

France's oldest embroiderer, creates and supplies elaborate handwork to haute couture clothing companies including Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Loacroix, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent.

  • Created a computer based image which would allow the customer to see the final product without fabricating acutal garmet reducing devlopment time and expense


Assistant Designer

2003 – 2005 

Assistant Designer to Jean Paul Gaultier and Martin Margiela – Womens's Wear Collections
Hermès is one of the worlds greatest luxury goods houses. Specialized in knits, wovens and leather goods.
Assisted with preparation of womens's wear collection designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. 

  • Created unique sample for the press show under the direct tutelage of Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Print Design-development
  • Integrated the Lectra software which standardize the creation of the international sales catalog reducing labor costs by 80%
  • Integrated Lectra Systems applications to facilitated the precise placement of patterns on the prints
  • Assisted on the presentation to Hermes’s international buyers trends and silhouettes to educate buyers on current seasonal collection.


Lead Costume Designer - Stylist

1998 – 2000 

  • Responsible for all costume design for two of the most popular and highest rated Telenovelas. 
  • Designed and/or purchased all apparel worn by all characters to reflect the personality and story line of the production; custom fit all garments to actors

Monet Lugo

​Fashion Designer & Style Advisor