Bareia Ahmad

Bareia Ahmad

Fashion Designer / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Bareia Ahmad

Bareia Ahmad

Fashion Designer / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a designer with 3 years' experience working across design, production and merchandise. I immerse myself in the culture around me, attending exhibitions and reading up on the latest trends to help influence my creative practice. My proudest experience was being shortlisted as one of the best 25 designers at Graduate Fashion Week 2016 and having my design work featured in Vogue Italia.
Projects
  • EXODUS FROM KAMPALA
    EXODUS FROM KAMPALABareia’s collection is rooted in the concept of migration and the resulting culture shift. The collection explores the journey of the women of Pakistani and Indian background who lived in Uganda under British colonialism and then were expelled in the 1970s by the dictator Idi Amin.   It is natural when living in colonialism that cultural identity becomes diluted, and fashion demonstrates this effect: the draped sari replaced by more appealing functional ‘modern’ Western clothes; the traditional
Work history
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    Design Room AssistantUdare Ltd.
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Assisting senior designers across womenswear, kidswear, beach and denim accounts. In charge of researching and creating trend boards, mood boards and catwalk reports. Conducting comp shops and creating reports to share with clients. Travelling overseas to attend client meetings. Creating CADs, spec sheets and actioning samples. Creating fabric packs to send to clients and freelance designers. Logging brought samples and merchandising them into the showroom. Posting out samples to clients. Maintaining an organised studio. Liaising with the company’s India office. Assisting senior designers with admin tasks.
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    Merchandise/Product Development AssistantWhispering smith
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Working alongside merchandise, quality control and design teams on a daily basis, updating and monitoring the critical path. Chasing up samples and approving lab dips, trims, strike-offs and bulk swatches. Communicating sample changes with factories and answering queries. Updating production track system with fabric composition, style information and prices. Creating and updating garment sales tickets and merchandising the showroom. Managing post, stock taking and sending salesman samples to external suppliers. Preparing samples for sales meetings and photo shoots.
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Skills
  • Design Development
  • CAD Drawings
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Drawing Clothes
  • Teamworking
  • Graphic Design
  • Microsoft Offic
Education
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    BA (Hons) Fashion DesignUniversity for the Creative Arts at Epsom | HE
     - Epsom, United Kingdom
    Womenswear Design
Awards
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    Shortlisted forFashion Scout
    The Fashion Scout Merit Award finalist 2016
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    Shortlisted forThe Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
    CFDA + Design Graduate Award finalist 2016
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