Curriculum Vitae

Romy McCloskey



Dedicated, detail-oriented creative designer and hand embroidery artist with cross-functional expertise in couture costume and fashion design, precision patternmaking and couture construction, highlighting a mastery of intricate hand embroidery and beadwork.


  • Wardrobe Development and Design
  • Special Occasion and Red Carpet
  • Hand and Tambour Embroidery and Beadwork
  • Textile Design
  • Garment Breakdown/Aging and Distressing
  • Custom Fabric Dying
  • Sketching and Illustration
  • Draping and Patternmaking
  • Hand and Machine Costume and Apparel Construction
  • Garment Fittings
  • Proficiency with Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Project Budgeting



Costume Designer
Positive (post production)
Director: Kate R. Phillips

Costume Supervisor
Postman (2019)
Director: Minkyu Kang

Assistant Costume Designer/Principal Cast Embroiderer
New Haven (2017)
Director: Robert L. Jones
Producer: Chip Hourihan


Wardrobe Stylist
East West Bank (Commercial, 2019)
Fortune Communications


Costume Design
Full Cast
Frozen Jr. (2020)
Director: Stacy Jones

Costume Design
Full Cast
A Christmas Story The Musical (2019)
Director: Keith Brumfield

Costume Design
Ms Trunchbull
Matilda The Musical (2019)
Director: Keith Brumfield

Costume Design
Mad Hatter, Queen Lillian, King Harold
Shrek The Musical (2019)
Director: Keith Brumfield

Celebrity Clients

Christine D’Ercole

Christine D’Ercole

Motivational Speaker and Athlete

Sibongile Mlambo

Sibongile Mlambo


Luke Forbes

Luke Forbes


Prema Cruz

Prema Cruz


Guyviaud Joseph

Guyviaud Joseph


Fashion and Costume Design

Owner/Principal Designer
Faden Design Studios • Savannah, GA • 2002 – Present

IMDB recognized designer specializing in gender and size inclusive couture design and hand-embroidery for film, stage, television, and private commission.

Fashion Designer
Private Label Sourcing • New York, NY • 2001 – 2003

  • Designed and developed over a dozen cut and sew and knit, ready-to-wear womenswear labels for Target Stores.
  • Created presentation boards, trend layouts, line sheets, technical flats, factory specs, colorways, printed and embroidered textile options, as well as graphic artwork for other embellished designs.
  • Acted as Color manager, responsible for color/lab dip and printed pattern approvals for overseas factory production and maintained color archives.

Assistant Fashion Designer
Nah Nah Collections • New York, NY • 1992 – 1996

  • Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
  • Assisted head pattern maker during pre-production fitting.
  • Aided in product development and design of high end size inclusive evening wear.
  • Liaison between head designers, pattern drafters, sample room staff, production and sales staff.

Assistant Designer
Tait Mates • Connecticut • 1988 – 1992

  • Aided in product development and design of all garments and textiles produced by the studio and factory.
  • Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
  • Assisted in sample and production fittings.
  • Designated cutter for all sample garments of high end Petite, Missy and Plus size evening and special occasion wear.
  • Maintained fabric, trim and embellishment library for the studio.


The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Member
The Textile Society of America, Member
The Costume Society, Member
IMDB, Member


Savannah College of Art and Design • Savannah, GA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design
Minor, Art History

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