Hello!

I am a lover of vintage, an image curator, an enthusiast of mixing high and low, a fan of 90’s hip hop and an impromptu dance party. I love the unexpected, a perfectly worn in t-shirt, playful design, and a unique sense of personal style.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, I have spent my career working for globally recognized apparel and lifestyle brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie, and Vena Cava. Working for direct to consumer brands or small brands selling to retailers such as Nordstroms and Shopbop, I have held positions in design, concept, and trend. I started off my career as a designer working in both knit and woven, then designing full product collections in a multitude of markets. I made the transition from design into trend and concept in 2013. Reporting and setting the trends for multi brand companies as well as direct to consumer brands with a strong heritage.

I love the collaborative nature of design and creating concepts. I always enjoy mixing the unexpected, and adding some humor. Fashion shouldn’t be taken too seriously sometimes!

 

Professional Experience


Anthropologie

senior trend & concept designer

2.15 - present

- lead concept team in creating casual, “day to night”, and lounge concepts for 6 yearly deliveries

- identify cross category big picture seasonal trends

- dictate key looks and items for seasonal concepts

- create category distortions to maximize on concepts, trends, category, and business strategies

- create key item packets for all apparel categories

- work with cross functional color, print, and fabric counterparts to give concept direction

- present seasonal concepts to design team and buyers

- partner with design directors through out design process to ensure concepts and key trends are delivered

- shop u.s., europe, and asia market for trends

- analyze sales reports and relate them to upcoming concepts, prints,    and color

- manage seasonal runway reports

- manage calendar and concept team work flow


lf usa

trend designer

9.13 - 2.15

- market research

- create seasonal concept boards, reports, and present to team

- develop seasonal color palette and print direction

- identify key items and important trends as it relates to brands

- purchase original print artwork for seasonal concepts

- work with cad department on print colorway development

- analyze sales reports and relate it to upcoming concepts, prints, and color

- create seasonal runway and trend reports

 


viva vena! by vena cava / lf usa

senior designer

5.12 - 9.13

- oversee all design and product development aspects of viva vena line

- create seasonal concept report including identifying key looks and items

- develop seasonal color palette, prints

- manage seasonal fabric & trim development

- work with cad department to develop prints & color ways

- design and merchandise line based on seasonal line plan

- trend and market research

- manage design calendar

- attend all fittings and work closely with technical design team on tech pack and style development

- work with cross-functional merchant, technical, and production    partners to over see styles from concept to production

- manage communication with overseas offices

- manage team of assistant designers and interns

- assist with styling of lookbook

- attend sales meetings

- track sales and visit stores

- computer and hand sketching


uk style by french connection / lf usa

designer 

10.10 - 4.12


victoria's secret

associate designer 

1.06 - 9.10


american eagle outfitters

assistant designer

1.05 - 12.05


education

savannah college of art & design

b.f.a. design  

9.00 - 5.04


Megan Urie / Brooklyn, NY / 912.220.9644 / meganmurie@gmail.com