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Womenswear designer for a key high street supplier. Responsibilities include: -Sole responsibility + management for multiple womenswear brand accounts. -Attending regular meetings with buyers and designers. -Managing critical path from brief to final product. -Compiling trend boards and research packs. -Designing trend led jersey and woven mix product, across tops, dresses and jackets and trousers. -Creating detailed garment specs on Adobe Illustrator for factories in Far East. -Creating stripe and jacquard artwork for fabric development. -Fabric sourcing across international fairs and with individual agents. -Carrying out regular development shopping trips both in the UK and abroad.
Design assistant for womenswear brand ‘A Day in a Life’. Responsibilities include: -Fashion design administration -Assisting in print and design research and concepts for SS16. -Designing tops and trouser options for SS16. -Creating trend reports + moodboards. -Styling of lookbook shoots. -Social media updates. -Payments and refund process: monitoring website returns & online sales- logging and filing online orders. -Packaging & posting online orders
Designer in residence at a contemporary studio space in Edinburgh, where I spent the past 4 months developing and creating a new womenswear collection and a range of digital textile prints. Beginners dressmaking tutor, organising and teaching a class of 7 adults on a 10 week evening course.
Store manager at a limited edition pop up boutique supporting 22 independent Scottish brands and designers. Responsibilities included: -Full stock input and management using Magento ecommerce software. -Managing a team of 5 assistants, including staff training. -In-store visual merchandising. -Liaising between designers, stylists, press and PR companies and arranging in store workshops and events promoting Scottish designers. -Maintaining stock control and theft management. -Banking, brand reports and takings updates.
Freelance stylist for local ethical fashion brand Ala Mairi. Styled the lookbook and online product shots.
Responsibilities included: -Offering impeccable customer service. -Managing and maintaining the Reiss concession in John Lewis 3 days a week. -Visual merchandising for the concession. -Main communicator between John Lewis and Reiss, Edinburgh. -Analysing KPI’s and reporting updates to the Area Manager via weekly conference calls.
Assisted in the production and preparation of SS14 resort and mainline collection. -Creating toiles, hand sewing. -Pattern grading and pattern alterations. -Illustrating and CAD technical drawings. -Assisting in textile pattern placement and production.
Fashion Design - Womenswear
Finalist to have one of my designs produced and sold in a London Boutique.
Exhibited on the London Fashion Week catwalk as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout along with 16 other finalists from 11 Universities across the UK. https://fadfashionfutures.wordpress.com/tag/bryony-strange/
One of 7 finalists in the Edinburgh College of Art Accessory competition.