Essie Buckman

Essie Buckman

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Essie Buckman

Essie Buckman

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
From an early age I was always drawn to design and the creative process from initial idea, throrough research and bringing that concept to fruition. Whilst studying Fashion Design & Marketing at Central Saint Martins I learnt a variety of skills, gained a strong work ethic and built a strong network of creatives within the industry. My strongest suits lie in my techniques in illustration, design, print, drape, embroidery, pattern cutting and textile development. I also credit my knowledge of fashion marketing, sales and curation, creating a unique identity and aesthetic as an individual or as a brand. The process of bringing a product to market, knowing you customer inside-and-out as well as creating a business and action plan. Since debuting my first collection at the CSM BA Press Show, I garnered a great amount of press from publications such as i-D, Dazed,Italian Vogue to name a few and dressed the likes of Rihanna, CL and Jorja Smith who wore my designs at performances and started to make made-to-order custom designs for a growing clientele. I’ve interned for a range of designers and stylists in order to explore different facets of the fashion industry and adapt to fast paced, high-pressure, creative environments. I am efficient, punctual and eager to apply/learn skills at your company by proving myself as an invaluable member of your team. It's imporatnt to be able to adapt to different styles and aesthetics as shown from my CV and portfolio and would love the opportunity to work for a brand that has a strong image and stand point. I am now looking to take my career to the next level and expand, collaborate,absorb apply my skills as well as work ethic in a new environment and would love to immerse myself in the team and produce sensational collections each season.
Projects
  • PRESS/PR/VIP CLIENTS
    PRESS/PR/VIP CLIENTS
  • FORTIE LABEL X SHOWSTUDIO A/W 18'
    FORTIE LABEL X SHOWSTUDIO A/W 18'
  • FORTIE LABEL S/S 16'
    FORTIE LABEL S/S 16'
  • FORTIE LABLE A/W 17'
    FORTIE LABLE A/W 17'
  • FORTIE LABEL X  HUNGER MAGAZINE
    FORTIE LABEL X HUNGER MAGAZINE
  • FORTIE LABEL X METAL MAGAZINE BY JAVIER RUIZ
    FORTIE LABEL X METAL MAGAZINE BY JAVIER RUIZ
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Work history
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    Fashion DesignerFORTIE LABEL
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    2018 Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner 2018 ASOS Fashion Discovery Award Finalist (Fortie Label) 2017 Independent Fashion Presentation (Fortie Label) 2016 Central Saint Martins BA Press Show, UAL, London 2016-2018 Personal projects creating custom designs for clients: Rihanna (OVO Fest), CL (Hello Bitches Tour, Robyn (Album Cover), Jorja Smith (Tour) Tasks/Involvement/Awards/Collaborations/Curation Pattern Cutting, Draping, Embroidery, Machine Sewing and Hand Sewing Print Making, Textile development and innovation, textiles samples, hand painted prints/illustrations Awarded Sponsorship by Nina Stewart, Swarovski, ASOS and Sophie Halette Stylists Collaborations: Jahleel Weaver, Matthew Mazur, Ib Kamara, B-Completed, Brett Nelson, Karen Evans Industry Collaborations: Nick Knight (SHOWstudio), Alex Sossah (Converse Hotel)
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    Fashion Design AssistantWales Bonner
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Pattern Cutting, Draping, Embroidery and Hand Sewing Creating/ Designing Jewellery and Accessories Assisting in organising Mens Fashion Week Presentation Fabric & Textiles Development
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Skills
  • Design
  • Designer
  • Fashion
  • Editorial Fashion
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Textiles
  • Embroidery
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Direction