Dash Magnani
Dash Magnani
Based in
Mumbai, India
More than 10 years experience

Fashion at the minute is divided into two extremes - du jour, people love minimalism and function. They like clothes that will support them in their busy, and active, lifestyles. We witness innovation in textiles with stretch in unexpected garments, as well as an abundance of athleisure options. On t


he other hand, evening, resort and casual clothing have taken a playful turn, with personal expression via prints, colours and silhouettes at an all-time high. This duality of sensible and frivolous lends today's customer a sense of balance. I try and strike a balance in my work that works with this new wave of consumer behaviour.

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Freelance Photo Editor
WGSN Aug. 1, 2016 - Present
Mumbai / New York

• Archiving, researching and editing images for global trend forecasting agency WGSN
• Supporting editorial team with graphic design and copy support as and when needed on the various trend presentations

Freelance Designer
Dash Magnani Oct. 1, 2015 - Present
Mumbai / New York, United States

• Graphic design and packaging design for Lucky Vegan -India's first plant-based delicatessen, Bangalore, India
• Redesigned fragrance for Park Avenue Signature Collection, Mumbai, IN
• Graphic design and digital marketing for Aquantum Solar, New Jersey
• Designed and marketed capsule collection of


gender-free lucite jewelry from reclaimed materials
• Consultant to 2 fashion design projects - HS Corp (Korea/USA), Demolina NYC

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Featured Artist
Gallery OneTwentyEight Mar. 1, 2017 - Mar. 1, 2017

• Invited for participation in "Kaleidoscopes" Art Exhibition at Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York (March '17)

Featured Sustainable Designer
Fashion Institute of Technology Aug. 1, 2016 - Oct. 1, 2016
New York, United States

• Selected for participation in Humans Who Design at FIT, an exhibition of sustainable designers at the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) with a supporting series of panel discussions by experts in the field

• Advised Humans Who Design on written content, press support and event planning

Featured Fashion Designer
The South Asian Times Jun. 1, 2016 - Jun. 1, 2016

• Design work featured in digital copy of The South Asian Times (June '16)

Featured Artist, "Real/Fake" Art Exhibition
Anderson Contemporary Gallery, New York May. 1, 2016 - Jun. 1, 2016

• Invited for participation in "Real/Fake" Art Exhibition at Anderson Contemporary Gallery, New York (May – June '16)

Featured Fashion Designer
ICON Magazine - Edition 40, New York Oct. 1, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015

• Design work featured in print and digital edition of NY-based design publication ICON (Oct' '15)

Freelance Fashion Designer
Web Fashion Academy (Milan) Jun. 1, 2015 - Aug. 1, 2015
Milan, Italy

• Worked closely with creative director in designing merchandise collection of casual apparel and accessories for proposed Italian TV program
• Designed silhouettes, and placement and all-over prints using hand sketching and digital skills
• Developed supplier contact base, designed project deck and


made presentation to client

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Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA) / Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) Sep. 1, 2013 - Jun. 1, 2015

Major - International Fashion Design,
Specialization - Sportswear

Published Fashion Writer
Conde Nast Traveler Aug. 1, 2012 - Aug. 1, 2012

• Wrote story on Hong Kong's underground shopping scene for Conde Nast Traveler (India) (Aug '12)

Women's Cut and Sew Knit / Wovens Designer
Hard Candy (Hong Kong) Mar. 1, 2010 - Nov. 1, 2011

• Worked closely with creative director and VPs of merchandising and sales to design cohesive collection of cut and sew knits
• Participated in seasonal design research, trend forecasting, concepts, color, styling and fit
• Ensured designs met merchant line plans, price points and customer profile;


prepared tech packs and detailed flat sketches
• Reviewed samples and provided design/trim/fit comments to product development and technical teams

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Wholesale Intern
Issey Miyake (New York) Feb. 1, 2010 - Mar. 1, 2010

• Assisted national sales manager in analyzing sales reports, note taking during meetings, communicating with buyers and design HQ in Japan

Couture Outerwear Design Assistant
Norisol Ferrari (New York) Aug. 1, 2009 - Feb. 1, 2010

• Sketched flats, assisted with fittings, collaborated with pattern maker and sample room to finalize samples
• Maintained and organized samples, sketches, flats, lab dips, mood boards for design meetings

Associate's Degree in Applied Science
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, USA) Jan. 1, 2008 - Nov. 1, 2009

Major - Fashion Design

Design Intern
Walter Baker (New York) Jun. 1, 2009 - Aug. 1, 2009

• Design research, maintained and organized design books, sketched flats, and attended trade shows

Software skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign



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Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
Personal details

Potentially open to relocate