BRYONY STRANGE Womenswear Designer | The Dots


Womenswear DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Womenswear DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Multi-product womenswear fashion designer with 5 years experience working across soft wovens and jersey. Highly motivated and ambitious, with a history of working across premium high street brands as well as supplier base, providing a solid fashion background and technical skill set.
  • Freelance IllustratorProduce hand made cards and bespoke illustrations of dogs
  • Designer at AND/ORDesigner at AND/OR, denim and trend led casualwear brand at John Lewis
  • Designer at AND/OR
  • DesignerOwn brand development and dressmaking tutor in Edinburgh, Processs Studios
  • ConstellationConstellation : -A group of stars forming a pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. -A group or cluster of related things INSPIRED BY..... My fathers' astrophotography, star maps and the linear graphic artwork by Gabriel Orozco.
Work history
    DesignerJohn Lewis & Partners
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Working alongside the designer for the denim led, trend focused womenswear brand AND/OR at John Lewis. Reporting to both the designer and the head of design. Solely responsible for designing and managing the jersey range for the brand, and ensuring product is in line with the ethos of the brand. Assist in designing soft wovens, knit and outerwear and research new denim washes and key shapes for each season. Consistently designed best selling styles for AND/OR, introduced new silhouettes and created a successful fabric and style architecture within the jersey range. Regularly present the range and design development to key stakeholders. Manage the Design Assistant and ensure clear communication and delegation of tasks. Liaise with Europe and Asia based suppliers on a daily basis and work closely alongside buying and merch teams. Product development trips and factory visits with suppliers based in India and Portugal.
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Woven and Jersey multi-product designer working across both the brands; Ghost and Hawes + Curtis, and the supplier Low profile. Reported directly to the head of design to present new ideas for both the high street accounts as well as the premium in house brand Ghost. Created a core jersey dress range and developed new silhouettes, many of which sold on to clients such as Monsoon and Marks + Spencer. Worked directly with in-house pattern-cutters + seamstresses to bring designs to life. Sourced key fabrics from UK + abroad. Liaised with factories and merchandisers in Turkey.
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  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
    FashionEdinburgh College of Art
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Fashion Design - Womenswear
    OWN LABEL: Graduation MasterpieceOwn Label
    Finalist to have one of my designs produced and sold in a London Boutique.
    Finalist - Fashion Futures AwardFAD
    Exhibited on the London Fashion Week catwalk as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout along with 16 other finalists from 11 Universities across the UK.
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