Elvira Isenzhulova

Elvira Isenzhulova

Fashion DesignerPhiladelphia, United States
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Elvira Isenzhulova

Elvira Isenzhulova

Fashion DesignerPhiladelphia, United States
About me
In today’s world a designer is challenged to not only keep up with trends but also be an innovator who demonstrates interdisciplinary approach and possesses a varied set of skills. Being a final year student of a Fashion Design course, I have additionally completed a 12-month placement working as a fabric technologist, I have gained both solid design and technical skills, including fabric technical knowledge and excellent IT skills, that make me capable of performing a large variety of tasks. During the placement year I have also developed a strong interest in textiles, particularly in innovative and sustainable fabrics. I am open to challenges that benefit my learning. As a designer, I enjoy exploring various thought-provoking ideas and concepts inspired by history, society and art, with a focus on the technical properties of garments.
  • TRANS.FORM Final Major Project
    TRANS.FORM Final Major ProjectMy final major project is an investigation of transformable fashion as a sustainable practice where one highly adaptable item can replace several conventional garments and therefore decrease the need to buy multiple pieces and thoughtlessly consume fashion. Utilising 3D development methods, such as draping and deconstructing garments, I created unique transformable shapes, balancing between sportswear and formalwear aesthetic in order to create versatile interchangeable looks within one garment/
  • PCA Vision Workwear Competition
    PCA Vision Workwear CompetitionThe brief was to create workwear outfits for a certain profession. I have chosen ballet dancers as this job is physically demanding and poses high risks of getting an injury that can alter or even ruin a dancer's career. One of the ways to decrease the risks is to warm up properly. This is why all dancers wear warm-up clothing to properly warm up the body during classes or keep the muscles warm in cold studios. However, unlike sportswear, dancewear brands do not provide the same level of innovat
  • "A Modern Nomad" Capsule Collection
    "A Modern Nomad" Capsule CollectionThe capsule collection project explores transformable fashion as a form of sustainable fashion: a way to consume less by incorporating more than one garment and look in each collection piece. Each outfit has transformable elements that can be adjusted and regulated with different types of fastenings. The key collection piece is a reinvented fair isle sweater that can be transformed into a cape by opening the zips inserted into shoulder and side seams. The textile and knit inspiration comes from
Projects credited in
  • Meet the GFF 2020 David Band Textile Award Nominees
    Meet the GFF 2020 David Band Textile Award NomineesThe David Band Textiles Award will be presented to one student who creates a distinctive and thought-provoking exploration of the creative textile process, which aims to challenge the established boundaries of technical excellence. Meet the nominees below!
Work history
    Junior Fabric Technologist (Placement)River Island Clothing
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Key responsibilities: • Managing the fabric testing critical path for raised orders • Checking fabric test reports across Womenswear and Kidswear departments; advising wash cares for care labels • Liaising with suppliers on fabric quality and testing • Supporting Buying, Fabric sourcing and Production teams by advising on fabric performance and testing • Reviewing new fabric developments and trends and highlighting performance and testing concerns to the teams • Internal fabric testing; assessing laboratory specimens with the fabric team • Providing administrative support to the Garment Tech team, including product review meetings • Assisting the Head of Technical with processing of department invoices • Store visits to research the competitors’ product and reporting findings to the team
    Design Studio AssistantDimaneu
     - Moscow, RussiaInternship
    Key responsibilities: • Assisting the pattern cutter with preparing patterns for production • Preparing trimming sets for each style for production • Cutting fabric panels for embroidery • Creating CAD technical drawings in Illustrator • Organising the archive and fabric samples. • Design research: concept imagery search. • Translating range specifications and instructions for the factory from Russian to English.
  • Knitwear Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Design
  • Fabric Knowledge
  • Womenswear Design
  • CAD Drawings
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Construction
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    De Montfort University logo
    Fashion Design BA (Hons)De Montfort University
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Technical skills: • Textiles: fabric technical knowledge, fabric testing • Pattern cutting: flat, draping, digital (Lectra Modaris); garment construction • Knitting: hand knitting, crochet, domestic machine, dubied • Illustration, sketching, CAD technical drawings for fashion • Adobe design software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premiere Pro • Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)