About Me

Kentel Styles

CEO/Creative Director

A seasoned designer with experience in design and development, concept to TOP. Forward thinking, strong knowledge of trends, creative direction, garment construction, technical details and solutions. Expert in liaising and sourcing internationally. Adaptable to cross-functional or independent creative environments.

I began designing apparel in high school working in custom design, completed my education with a Bachelors of Science in Apparel & Textile Design and Business Management. I have moved comfortably into designing RTW here in New York. I have worked as a menswear designer for various companies in the New York area and built a strong portfolio for manufacturing resources both foreign and domestic.

I am a focused designer and I never set limits to what can be accomplished. I have worked in numerous categories (woven tops & bottoms, cut & sew knits, sweaters, custom & bespoke). In todays market I believe a great designer has to be able to proficiently function across categories and be just as creative at problem solving as designing.

I have been successful working across the board with Executive Management, Sales, Production and Design to achieve core goals. Having additional experience in custom design and bespoke tailoring, I am extremely knowledgeable with garment construction and fit. Whether I’m sketching by hand, in Illustrator or building tech packs, my work is detailed yet practical.

Computer Skills (Mac & PC Platforms):

• Illustrator

• Adobe Photoshop

• InDesign

• Web PDM

• Flex PLM

Specialties:

• Designer, contemporary, moderate men’s sportwear

• Bespoke, MTM, RTW Tailored apparel

• Cut & Sew Knit Tops and bottoms

• Tech infused apparel and outerwear

• Engineered pattern design (yarn-dyes, prints)

• Sketching (Illustrator & Freehand)

• Design from concept through production

• Collection merchandising and presentation

My Works

I have a BS in Apparel & Textile Design and Business Management. I have worked in the apparel industry as a designer for 10 years.

Collection Design 100
Creative Direction 100
Tech Packs 100
Social Media Platform Optimization 100