Daron Buckley

  • RTW Designer – Halston
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Apparel & Fashion

Previous positions

  • Designer – All Categories at Avec Les Filles
  • Assistant Designer – Wovens – Lord & Taylor Private Brands at Lord & Taylor

Education

Parsons School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Fashion/Apparel Design

Background

Summary

Enthusiastic and driven womenswear designer with a comprehensive knowledge of conceptualization and construction across all categories. Profound ability to design customer-right product at an array of price points. Constantly inspired by my surroundings and always looking to push emerging trends and the latest textile innovations. To view my personal portfolio please visit daronbuckleydesign.com

Experience

  • Designer – RTW

    Halston

    August 2017 – Present(2 years 2 months)Los Angeles, California

  • Designer – All Categories

    Avec Les Filles

    August 2016 – August 2017(1 year)Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Assistant Designer – Wovens – Lord & Taylor Private Brands

    Lord & Taylor

    May 2014 – July 2016(2 years 2 months)Greater New York City Area

    Responsible for the original design and execution of blouses, dresses, jackets, pants and skirts for all private label brands including 424 FIFTH, Lord & Taylor and Saks off 5th, reporting to the Director of Wovens and Cut & Sew Knits

  • Design Intern – Lord & Taylor Private Brands

    Lord & Taylor

    June 2013 – May 2014(11 months)Greater New York City Area

    Founding team member for the new private label brand 424 FIFTH Created and maintained seasonal line sheets Built technical packages for original woven designs through WebPDM & Tradestone Pitched seasonal artwork, developed custom yarn-dyes and embroidery layouts Member of 2013 summer cross-functional internship team that collectively founded the new private label contemporary brand, ELEV&TE.

  • Design Intern

    Yigal Azrouël, Inc.

    June 2012 – September 2012(3 months)Greater New York City Area

    Designed original prints for SS13 Scarf Collection Assisted in textile and print development for SS13 Collection Hand-dyed textiles for SS13 Collection Sourced trims and textiles for SS13 Collection Translated rough sketches into technical design flats using Adobe Photoshop

Education

  • Parsons School of Design

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Fashion/Apparel Design

    2010 – 2014

    Dean’s List Scholar 2010-2014, Chase Scholar 2010-2014

  • York Community High School

    High School

    2006 – 2010

    National Honor Society Member Most Outstanding Award in Fashion Design FCCLA District Gold Medal Finalist in Fashion Design FCCLA State Gold Medal Finalist in Fashion Design

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Summer Early College Program in Fashion Construction, Fashion/Apparel Design

    2009

Skills & Expertise

  • Fitting
  • Pattern
  • Illustrator
  • Trend Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Digital Illustration
  • Draping
  • Fashion Illustration
  • InDesign
  • Pattern Making
  • Web PDM/PLM
  • Ned Graphics
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Textiles
  • Wovens
  • Sewing

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Parsons Benefit Fashion Show Participant

    May 2014

    One of 19 womenswear designers selected from the graduating class of 2014 at Parsons School of Design: BFA Fashion Program to present thesis collection looks in front of industry professionals.

  • 2014 Parsons Benefit Fashion Show Exhibition Participant

    May 2014

    Selected from the graduating class of 2014 at Parsons School of Design: BFA Fashion Program to showcase one thesis collection look to industry professionals at the time of the Parsons Benefit Fashion Show.

  • 2014 Parsons Static Show Participant

    Selected from the graduating class of 2014 at Parsons School of Design: BFA Fashion Program to showcase one thesis collection look at The New School during the week of the Parsons Benefit Fashion Show

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Daron cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment
  • Human Rights