Essie Buckman

Fashion Designer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Creative Director - Fashion Illustrator
  • Hayley Jankowski
  • Laia Muntal
  • Chloe Tripyear
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Projects

  • PRESS/PR/VIP CLIENTS
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
  • FORTIE LABEL X SHOWSTUDIO A/W 18'
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
    JR
    Receptionist
  • FORTIE LABEL S/S 16'
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
  • FORTIE LABLE A/W 17'
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
  • FORTIE LABEL X  HUNGER MAGAZINE
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Erika bowes
    Freelance Creative
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
  • FORTIE LABEL X METAL MAGAZINE BY JAVIER RUIZ
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
  • FORTIE LABEL A/W 18' COLLECTION - FREEMASONS HALL
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Toni-Blaze Ibewke
    Senior Fashion Editor, Wonderland Magazine
    danielle anastasiou
    Student
  • REECE + DEAN X FORTIE LABEL CAMPAIGN A/W 18'
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer
    Essie Buckman
    Creative Director
  • Nick Knight X Fortie Label
    Essie Buckman
    Fashion Designer

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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.

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Skills

  • Design
  • Designer
  • Fashion
  • Editorial Fashion
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Textiles
  • Embroidery
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Direction

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  • F

    FORTIE LABEL

    • K

      KRYOLAN

      • Swarovski

        Swarovski

        • Fashion and Textiles
      • F

        Fashion Scout

        Work history

        Currently

        Fashion Designer

        FORTIE LABEL

        May 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full 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)

        2016

        Fashion Design Assistant

        Wales Bonner

        Mar 2015 - May 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Pattern Cutting, Draping, Embroidery and Hand Sewing Creating/ Designing Jewellery and Accessories Assisting in organising Mens Fashion Week Presentation Fabric & Textiles Development

        2015

        Fashion Design Assistant

        Hood By Air

        Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
        • New York, United States
        • Freelance
        • Drape & Pattern Cutting Organising all pulls for Fashion publications and media etc. In charge of web presence i.e Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pr Organising, arranging and managing stock for web sales Setting up promotional advertisements Assisting in all tasks during Fashion Week SS/15 Runway Show Advising in design and assisting styling shoots Assisting in the MoMA PopRally Event Organising and Arranging stock Organising smooth running of the studio Sorting and replying emails

        2015

        Design Director

        telfar

        Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
        • New York, United States
        • Full Time
        • Drape & Pattern Cutting Organising all pulls for Fashion publications and media etc. In charge of web presence i.e Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pr Organising, arranging and managing stock for web sales Setting up promotional advertisements Assisting in all tasks during Fashion Week SS/15 Runway Show Advising in design and assisting styling shoots

        2015

        Production / Project Manager

        Marc Jacobs

        Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
        • New York, United States
        • Internship
        • Assisting Marc Jacobs, Design, PR and Production Team Drape, Pattern Cutting, Hand Sewing, Embroidery Working in a team to ensure tasks run smoothly and deadlines are met Relaying between the design and production team Creating fabric samples and trims Communicating with buyers, factories, textiles companies etc. Researching Ideas, themes, concepts Communicating with production factories General Organisation of studio, files and products