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Amit Baruch

Trend Forecast, Researcher

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Mixed Media Artist - Trend Forecaster

About me

-- "To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance." -Jean Genet I am an imaginative and fresh designer / trend director. Always curious, I am a keen researcher naturally drawn to the music world and visual arts. Very inspired by objects, human behaviour (and the humour in it), my strong love of storytelling and the power of images is where my greatest passion lies. My experience in design and trend based environments has given me a clear insight into the professional fashion and research world; I recognize the needs and track the information that feeds the trends in consumer and market behaviour, piecing out the magic together to tell the story of a brand while finding and connecting the details that would give life to a product. I have developed a strong vision and a sharp eye for unique taste and make sure to reflect my cultural influences into all I do and create.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Sewing
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trend and Colour Research
  • Trend Forecasting and Research
  • Trend Research and Mood Boards
  • Fashion Art Direction
  • Trend Concept Design
  • Creative Arts
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Art Fashion
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Trends
  • Fashion Concept
  • Fashion Content
  • Mixed Media
  • Contemporary Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Fabric Knowledge
  • Fabric Experimentation

Work history

Currently

Visiting Professional, Lecturer

Union of Jewish Students

Mar 2017
  • 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6ET, UK
  • Freelance
  • Lecture Series presented to Fashion, Textiles and Photography Ba (Hons) and MA students from all over England. Presentation, Critiques and professional development tutorials.

Currently

Trend Forecast, Research Fashion and Textiles

Amit Baruch Freelance

Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelancer in Fashion & Design Fashion & Textiles design and consultancy Online visual direction & general appearance , Internet Trends Trend forecast & research, Creative direction

2017

Costume Direction and Design

Sivan Rubinstein

May 2017 - Oct 2017
  • The Place, 20 Flaxman Terrace, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9AT, UK
  • Freelance
  • Design and direction for the contemporary dance piece “MAPS” By Choreographer Sivan Rubinstein, supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union & The Place.

2016

Costume Direction and Research

Loop Dance Company

Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, UK
  • Freelance
  • Costume direction and styling for the contemporary dance group. Trend Research, Colour analysis, Mood boards and Material development.

2013

Fashion Design

Fashionclash Maastricht

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Presented my men’s wear collection: “I Am Collecting Beautiful Objects” & participated in the international Fashion show & expo program at SAMdecorfabriek.

2013

Trend Direction & Creative Consultant Freelance

Sally Hansen

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • Matching top trends to coordinate with several nail colour palettes. Internet trends, Colour analysis, mood boards. Product direction with brand/market appropriate, Ensuring the execution of all content is consistent & relevant to the customer. Working 1-3 seasons in advance.

2016

Trend Direction, Creative Direction and Consultant

MoYou London

Jan 2013 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Material, trend and innovation research and direction presentations. General appearance, Colour analysis, mood boards. Ensuring trends are relevant and commercial while maintaining the brand essence. Contribute to fashion content development where appropriate for the brand, with an awareness and enthusiasm for the growing social and community landscape. Creative & Co Director for commercial videos.

2013

Assistant Costume Designer

Dreamthinkspeak Ltd

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
  • Freelance
  • Assistant Costume Designer for site-responsive production by DreamThinkSpeak presented at Somerset House, London.

2013

Menswear Fashion Trend Forcast and Retail Analyst

EDITED

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
  • Freelance
  • Research & trend direction for Menswear Fall14 shows all over the globe, researching close to market and future trends, analyzing shows, designing small trend led collections. Developed skills in fashion writing, updating and uploading content to the company website.

2012

Designer promoted to senior designer for Ellesse : Trend direction

Pentland Brands

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Full Time
  • Supporting marketing team and creative director by researching trends, relevant to the brand, in POS, social media, product/marketing stories and campaigns. Ensuring brand essence is established and maintained by providing relevant product direction and related marketing concepts to brand license holders. Researching, compiling and presenting seasonal trends, key shapes, colours, materials and graphics for men and women collections across ‘Italia’ and ‘Heritage’ brands. Delivering seasonal product directions across various product categories, including ski, tennis, swim, active apparel, lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and eyewear. Designing apparel for marketing driven capsule ranges.Visiting and reporting on key licensee markets: Italy, China, South Korea, Brazil, France and Spain.

2012

Junior designer

Pentland Brands

Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Full Time
  • Provided designs for: RED OR DEAD, Speedo, Kangeroos, ELLESSE, Involved within all aspects until the execution of s/s 2013 collection. Key functions: designing, trend research, blogging, creating mood boards, illustration specs / flat drawing, colour analysis and sampling, textile drawings, research, mood boards, retail and display for launch of Speedo Fastskin3.

2010

Visual Merchandiser

Vans a Division of VF Outdoor

Sep 2010 - Jun 2010
  • Freelance
  • Retail and display for various stores in Israel during their openings.

2010

Accessories Designer

River Island

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Internship
  • Designing in the womens wear department, Reporting directly to the Head of Accesories Department. Assisting trend research for graphics & illustrations for S/S 11. Identifying, translating and presenting trends in menswear, womenswear, sportswear, swimwear, bags, acessories. Designing head pieces, scarves, bags, textiles, swimwear, eyewear. Assisting compilation of technical packages for manufacturers’ use.

Education

2016

Mixed Media Textiles

Royal College of Art

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom

2011

B. (bachelor of Design), Fashion/apparel Design

Shenkar College of Art, Engineering and Design

Sep 2007 - Sep 2011
  • Ramat Gan, Israel

Awards

2011

Graduate Award Winner

Pentland Brands

  • Selected to join the ‘Design Pool’ program as a Junior Designer – a paid scholarship including all relocation and living costs. Soon after got offered a Trend Direction role inhouse.