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Carter Altman, 2021

I started my career in design at age fifteen, working for a bespoke suiting company in New York.
There, I learned the fundamentals
of menswear design and began to form my personal aesthetic sensibilities.

The following year, I expanded upon what I had learned and sought out an opportunity to see how a clothing company was built for a mass demographic. I started working at Kith NYC, at the formative stages of their brand, under Nick Annacone. I was able to observe the logistics and operations that help a brand grow, and built connections with the designers there in order to learn technical design. Later that year I began making my first original designs with a local factory outside of my hometown near Detroit, Michigan.

In 2016, I studied the wholesale side of the business while working for Helmut Lang, and in 2017, I spent time working for Matthew Williams and his brand Alyx, in Ferrara, Italy. Just months before the move to Italy, I presented my first capsule collection at Linda Dresner and began work on the first full collection for my newly formed, eponymous brand, Carter Young.
 
For the past 3 and a half years I have acted as creative and artistic director of the brand. I recently presented my SS21 Collection at New York Fashion Week and was featured in The New York TimesWWD,  Vogue and Garage Magazine.

Education 

2016 - 2020

New York, NY

New York University - BA

BA in Creative Direction and Marketing (Focus in Fashion)

Work Experience

2021 - Present

Philadelphia, PA

Urban Outfitters - Assistant Designer

Assisted with design under Denim, Shorts, and pants classes. Sketched new designs, planned fabric positioning & wash development. Oversaw the growth of sales in classes by avg. +35.5%

2017 - Present

New York, NY

Carter Young - Founder, Designer

Head designer of RTW clothing collection. Lineplans, coordinates production with sourcing vendors and production facilities. Consecutively presented collections at NYFW, covered favorably by Vogue, New York Times and WWD.  

2017 - 2017

Ferrara, IT

1017 Alyx 9SM - Creative Assistant

Assisted the design team in developing new collections and sourcing customs fabric. Coordinated content strategy, and product rollout with the PR and brand management teams. Also assisted with operations and sales during the brand’s Paris Showroom.  

2016 - 2016

New York, NY

Helmut Lang - Merchandising Intern Worked closely with the production and sales departments to develop brand strategy. Assisted with the planning and execution of special projects.

2015 - 2015

New York, NY

Kith - Design Intern

Worked with the women's design team to help launch Kith’s inaugural women's line. Helped to source proper materials for design and gave input on the design of the final pieces. 

2014 - 2014

New York, NY

Alexander Nash - Studio Apprentice

Assisted in the sourcing of fabrics and initial fitting of clothing. Navigated New York to search for the most unusual and high-quality materials to create unique garments.  

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