• A strong visual eye and diverse knitwear experience, with the ability to thrive in a fast paced fashion brand. • Solid experience in a wide array of creative jobs, can work in a variety of ways, whether independently or as part of a team. • Strong willed, extremely driven and will not settle for anything less than perfection. • Has a passion for the universality of fashion and would like to inspire and trend set on a global level. Actively looking for a new design role.Locked Pro Plan feature
Working for M&S, I am responsible for trend forecasting for all womenswear categories, including accessories, lingerie and swimwear. Researching online, attending trade fairs, vintage and inspiration shopping alongside constant print, knit and embellishment studio visits make my role both consistently relevant and excited by new fashion ideas. Responsibilities include – • Trend forecasting – creating reports, moodboards and presentations to provide cutting edge inspiration for garment designers and buyers to work into • Presenting new trends and stories to design leads • Creating beautiful and relevant trends for each of the M&S brands, working with each brand’s unique identity to constantly update the range and product offer • Work alongside marketing to create inspiring and fashion forward campaigns, creating cohesion between design and marketing • Attending European trade fairs, talks and exhibitions to keep my work diverse and relevant • Sourcing new season prints, embellishment and knit fabrics
Working for Monsoon, I have had hands on experience with all aspects of commercial design. I managed an assistant knitwear designer, and worked closely with our buying team to ensure we have the fashion at the forefront of every collection. I have designed into 8 seasons so far, and been given the opportunities to design first hand with Far East factory visits, European inspiration & Near East development trips. Responsibilities include – • Trend forecasting – prepping moodboards and collection line ups to present to management, suppliers and the rest of the Monsoon teams • Creating beautiful and feminine designs to move Monsoon on as a brand • Being heavily involved with fit sessions, providing technical diagrams for factories to interpret • Working with both our Hong Kong and Turkish factories • Designing a wide range of garments, from the core basics to “wow” knitwear pieces • Providing technical spec sheets for all designs I create • Yarn and fabric sourcing • Elevating the Monsoon brand by designing full scale artworks
Working with Monsoon, I was hired to assist the knitwear designer in all aspects of creating a diverse knitwear range to sit alongside the rest of the Monsoon collections. Although I was heavily involved with the creative and designing aspects of the role, I was also responsible for the admin of the department and so have extensive experience using Microsoft Office and general admin tasks. My organisational skills kept the really lean knitwear department (myself and one other) working smoothly and efficiently. I was also involved in sketching, creating prototypes of designs, producing technical knitwear packs for the factories, assisting fit sessions and colour palette design.
I was hired as a full time intern/assistant for the designer Lucas and would work on both the creative and the admin sides of the collection. Working with Shima Seiki industrial machines and electronic linkers I produced a variety of garments to a professional standard and taught other assistants how to link/knit/create patterns etc. I was also involved with the teaching courses Lucas held so my tasks included organising of teaching events, ordering materials, running courses and providing teaching material for Lucas and his students.
Following a brief, I was commissioned to design and construct a high-end knitwear outfit to a specific trend and colour palette. I was responsible for all research, mood-boards, swatching, sampling, presentation, technical drawings, fitting and final garment construction. I knitted the outfit on a domestic 3gg machine and chunky linker.
I was the only full time design assistant for Craig and was given the responsibility to help with his retrospective exhibition – Fashion in Motion – at the V&A. This consisted of remaking and constructing pieces from his former collections to be showcased and knitting garments for his next season launch. I worked on domestic knitting machines from 3gg chunky to 7gg and used both electric and hand powered linkers. Pattern constructing and hand finishing was also part of my role.
I worked as a full time knitwear intern for Cooperative Designs and was responsible for following AW13 patterns to create garments for ASOS and Urban Outfitters. I produced a variety of sample sizes on fine gauge and chunky domestic machinery and linkers.
BA(Hons) Design for Textiles - specialising in fashion knitwear
I was awarded a finalist place at the National Knitted Textile Awards and exhibited in Alexandra Palace and Harrogate.