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Lauren Smyczek

Lauren Smyczek


Madison, Other

Co-Founder & Co-Creative Director at küning LLC


Apprenticeship under a RTW Designer, Patternmaker, or Tailor

RTW Designer
Career medium 03

küning LLC

Co-Founder & Co-Creative Director

Developed brand image with business partner. Designed 20-piece collection. Directed
patternmaker, sewers, and tailor through hands-on corrections of primary, secondary,
and sometimes tertiary samples. Produced campaign shoot in Newport, Rhode Island.
Launched collection during NYFW September 2012 with a fashion presentation at the
Empire Hotel.


Band of Outsiders


Assisted womenswear designers with various organizational tasks. Proofread order forms and invoices for sales department. Assisted as wardrobe and props handler on a photo shoot for online lookbook.

Career medium 06
Career medium 03



Bachelor of Arts, French Madison, WI
Fall 2008-December 2011
Specialized in French and Francophone Literature

University of Wisconsin-Madison Club Tennis Madison, WI
Fall 2009—Vice President
Spring Semester 2010-Spring Semester 2011—President
Coordinated practices; made roster decisions; organized matches and trips; directed executive board of six other student leaders; cooperated with the university club sports organization; directed and hosted an annual national tournament, the Badger Classic.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), French Literature