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Alice Byrom

Creative Director and Knitwear Designer

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About me

Alice Byrom is a London based knitwear designer and Creative Director. She is currently Founder/ Creative Director at luxury knitwear label Blake LDN. Trained at Central Saint Martins Alice has worked as Assistant knitwear designer at Rag & Bone in NYC and has since gone on to launch Blake LDN in 2012. She has collaborated with LVMH nominee Cecilie Bahsen on a range of knitwear sold exclusively in Dover St Market and has won the British Fashion Council x Boden initiative Future British - a year long mentorship with Boden's management team. Alice is also a freelance knitwear, brand and creative consultant.

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Product Development
  • Knitwear Design
  • Brand Marketing
  • Creative Research
  • Deadline Management
  • Apparel Production

Work history

Currently

Creative Director/ Knitwear Designer

Blake LDN

May 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Founder and Creative Director of knitwear label Blake LDN, launched in 2013. I have 7 years worth of experience having worked in NYC for Rag and Bone previously as Assistant Knitwear Designer. I have a strong knowledge of factories (both UK and International). I have developed a high level of yarn/ stitch and gauge knowledge and travel to the main trade shows each year. Skills include researching and development to a high standard, sampling, tech packs, liaising with factories for sampling and production. Have learnt everything involved in producing and developing knitwear collections under a tight deadline for both Mens, Womens and Accessories,

2010

Assistant Knitwear Designer

Rag & Bone Store

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Upon graduating CSM I moved to NYC to work as Assistant Knitwear Designer. It was here that I learnt everything involved in researching and producting full knitwear collections for a commercially driven brand. Working within the design team and under the Head of Knit, we researched, sampled and developed both Mens and Womens RTW knitwear and Accessories. I have a very strong knowledge of yarns as well as knitwear and garment construction. I worked directly with the sales team and production teams to make sure pieces were commerically viable as well as keeping to tight deadlines throughout the seasons.

Education

2008

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Studied for my Foundation course at CSM and then went on to complete my BA degree in Textiles specialising in Knitwear.

Awards

2017

  • Won the Future British Initiative x Boden. Awarding commericially viable contemporary brands support from the BFC / Boden. We received a year long mentorship by Boden's head of brand and product teams alongside sponsorship and funding. It has been an invaluable support to have at this stage of the brands career.