Caterina Schmitt

Fashion Designer - Costume Designer - Creative Director -Couture Seamstress

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am a free|ance fashion and costume designer based in London with a BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear at London College of Fashion. My rich education background in Italian haute couture, graphic design and stage drama are the main ingredients of what I produce today: a bold and time-consuming mixture of aesthetical obsessions which fire me up. Alongside my already well-rooted keeness for eye-catching designs, I have a strong interest in social matters and, in my own personal projects, I use beauty to communicate things that matter. Good examples of works which represent me well are: Peek-a-boo & Kicking Curves S/S14 - a sexy-kitsch eveningwear collection for the glamourous plus sized woman in full Jean Paul Gaultier style, The Land of the Forever Fragile A/W13 - a sleepwear range based in-depth identity study on a self-harmer teenager, and my graduate collection Mortparfaite A/W15 - a transgressive haute couture collection of statement pieces, which questions the usage of beautified violent content in advertisement and, more broadly, the perverse pleasure humanity derives from turning violence into entertainment. My current aim is to broaden my experience as a professional - in other words I am looking for the "employer of my dreams" (haha) Personally, I am a (physically) short person with a iron work ethic. I can offer an exceptional aesthetic sense, an innovative approach to design, first-rate technical skills as a pattern cutter and seamstress, and enthusiasm for teamwork. I also provide a bespoke tai|oring service for private costumers. For those who are interested, please contact me on my mobile number listed below. Thank you!

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Pattern Making
  • Sewing
  • Technical Design
  • Costume Supervision
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Fashion & Costume Designer Creative Director Bespoke Tailor

Kraken Fashion by Caterina Schmitt

Aug 2013

2014

Bridalwear & Couture Seamstress

THE Couture Gallery by Britta Kjerkegaard

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

2014

Fashion Designer Intern

Lost Values Boutique by Elena Conchero

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

2013

Designer & Seamstress for the Joy Jacket Project for Cadbury Chocolate

Hirsh AND Mann

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013

2013

Costume Designer & Asthetic Director

Santarasa Theatre Company

Aug 2012 - Mar 2013

2012

Fashion Designer Intern

Lena Santana Fashion

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

Education

2014

BA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear

London College of Fashion

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014

    2012

    Bespoke Tailoring and Millinery Course

    High Fashion Atelier Bagatto

    Jun 2010 - Aug 2012

      2009

      Acting and Jacques Lecoq Technique

      Acting and Circus Academy ’a.g.garrone

      Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

        2009

        Graphic Design and Development

        Art High School ’f. Arcangeli

        Aug 2004 - Jun 2009