Sigfrido Holguin's designs exude urban cool with downtown attitude. His work includes edgy apparel collaborations with bespoke tailors, innovative textiles, handbags and accessories with iconic silhouettes that inspire an enviable desire for the good things in life.
Sigfrido hails from the Dominican Republic, where the smell of leather in his grandfather’s atelier permeates his earliest memories. His abuelo was a cobbler who designed an array of exquisite leather pieces, from ladies heels to gun holsters. Time spent in this imaginative environment infused Sigfrido with an appreciation for all things old world, and the idea that now more than ever in this increasingly frenetic, modern world, it is quality and beauty that endures. Sigfrido trained at the prestigious Altos de Chavon Design school in La Romana and Parsons School of Design in New York City and has been designing in the fashion industry for over a decade.
Parsons School of Design, New York, New York 1998-2000
BFA in Fashion Design.
Worked on senior critic projects with Badgley Mischka, June Beckstead, creative director at The Gap, and Donald Brooks on creating designs for the Senior Fashion Show.
Worked in collaboration with Bucol Fabrics in the creation of fabric design for Badgley Mischka's critic project.
Achieved academic Honors in completion of BFA program.
Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic Sept. 1996 - May, 1998.
AAS in Fashion Design. Achieved academic Honors in completion of program.
Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Degree in Systems Engineering. Academic Honors in completion of Bachelors program.
Creative Director, Hoxton 2008 - Present
- Product design and development of fashion accessories such as handbags and leathergoods.
CAD Manager, EXPRESS 2007 – Present
- Manages a team of CAD designers and coordinates the CAD design for the Women's apparel division.
- Coordinates the design, technology and creative development of textiles each season.
- Contributing member of the creative team responsible for trend analysis, textile and print buying and seasonal moodboard development.
CAD Manager, GAP 2005 - 2007
- Senior designer for the men's division responsible for creating textile, CAD, and color combinations each season.
- Promoted to lead CAD supervisor in the development of a new sub-brand targeting younger baby-boomer women.
Senior CAD Designer, The Limited, 2000 - 2005
- Promoted from Freelance designer to full time CAD designer for Women’s division.
Lane Bryant, Columbus, Ohio 2001
- Freelance CAD Designer.
Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York, 2000 - 2001
- Faculty member for BFA and Continuing Education programs teaching fashion technologies including U4ia.
Computer Lab Assistant, Parsons The New School, New York, New York 1999-2000
- Fashion Computing Lab Assistant responsible for the day to day logistics of an academic computing facility serving over 3,000 students.
Bushwhacker Inc. Freelance Illustration Artist.
- Illustrated Catalog for women's Casual Wear Spring/Summer 2000 line.
Information Systems Analyst, Brugal & Co.Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 1994-1996
- Responsible for development/support of computer information systems for leading liquor company in the Caribbean.
- 'Dominican Designers in New York' Exhibition. New York, Oct.4-13, 2000;
David M. Schwartz Fashion Building.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 8-April 16, 2001; Museum of Modern Art.
- CITDA (Computer Integrated Textile Design Association) Textile/CAD competition Scholarship winner, New York, New York; August 21, 2000.
- Dean's Honor List, Parsons School of Design. New York, New York 1998-2000
- CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) national competition scholarship winner. New York, New York 1998.
- Parsons School of Design, full tuition scholarship. New York, New York; July 1998.
- Creative: Fashion design, illustration, drawing, colorist, textile design and development, handbag and accessory design.
- Technical: Pattern drafting, draping, flat sketching, flat specs and beading on fabric.
- Software: Extensive knowledge of Kaledo, U4ia, Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Hardware: Knowledge of PCs and MAC platforms, Desktop printers (i.e. Epson, HP, Canon) and IRIS printers.
- Languages: English, Spanish