Chloe Bean

Chloe Bean

Fashion DesignerBradford, United Kingdom
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Chloe Bean

Chloe Bean

Fashion DesignerBradford, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Fashion Design and Technology 2020 graduate, specialising in Womenswear from Manchester Fashion Institute. I have 1 year experience in industry, completing my placement year as a Ladieswear Design Intern at Matalan in Liverpool.
    FMP: BOB X ELTONBOB X ELTON - THE UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC ICON AND RACING DRIVER! My final collection is inspired by the unexpected friendship between musical icon Elton John and rally car driver Bob Bean. Capturing the character that Elton expresses in his stage outfits showing his creativity and individuality over the years, combined with the design of my grandad's rallying racesuits. Bob is the oldest rally car driver in Britain, aged 82, and I have incorporated his achievements into creating a
    THE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE IN THE FOOTBALL INDUSTRYTextile waste is a major problem for the planet and the fashion industry contributes 92 million tonnes to landfill every year! This project looks at sustainability in the football industry. One football kit used to last multiple seasons. Today, teams have up to three kits every year and most of these go to waste. I have designed a range which reuses and recycles old football shirts in a innovative way, to line new garments.
    GRADUATE FASHION FOUNDATION CHILDRENSWEAR AWARD 2020JUNGLE TREKKING There is no end to children’s imagination, from building dens and exploring the wildlife in the garden, to dreaming of being the next David Attenborough or Bear Grylls. This collection is aimed at young boys who are adventurous and love the outdoors. ‘Jungle Trekking’ allows children to experience their own safari adventures with friends, and let their imagination go WILD! Focusing on ‘a Vintage Safari’, inspiration has been taken from classic safari garments in addition to rece
Projects credited in
  • Meet the GFF 2020 Childrenswear Award Nominees
    Meet the GFF 2020 Childrenswear Award NomineesThe nominees for the GFF Childrenswear award have been set the task of designing a childrenswear collection of twelve pieces or six outfits for babies or children up to the age of 8. Meet the nominees below!
Work history
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    Ladieswear Design InternMatalan
     - Liverpool, United KingdomInternship
    - Conducted regular trend research and created CAD drawings and technical packs for suppliers and factories - Looked into competitor research, comparing ranges and created mood boards to showcase new trends emerging - Matched relevant colour swatches to corresponding company colours to ensure consistency - Attended weekly design meetings, inputting my own research and ideas
    Sales AdvisorOutfit Fashion
     - Bradford, United KingdomPart Time
    - Passionate and represented the OUTFIT brand - Promoted the mid market high-street Arcadia brands to a wide target audience - Worked in a fast-paced and busy environment with a large team - Awareness to respond to upcoming and changing trends alongside knowledge of colour schemes - Communicated well with both customers and colleagues
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Fashion Design
  • Product Development
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Technical Specification
  • Trend Research
  • Teamworking
  • Communication
  • Time Management
    BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology: WomenswearManchester Metropolitan University
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Subject areas covered: - DESIGN - design ideas, develop research into silhouette, colour, fabric and details, illustration, CAD - TECHNOLOGY - various garment and manufacturing techniques, textiles, pattern drafting and cutting, garment construction, sampling, Gerber - COMMUNICATION - product development and promotion, specification packs - ENTERPRISE - business plans and starting a business, groupwork, sources of finance, marketing and branding