Evie is a recent graduate from Winchester School of Art, having studied Fashion and Textile Design: Knitwear. Her design work has been highly influenced by minimalist art works, and is very commercial. She favours high quality yarns and materials, having visited Spinexpo (Paris) twice in the past year, to source high quality yarns, and secured a yarn sponsorship from Winning Textile Co. for her Pre-Collection and Graduate Collection. Along side her studies, Evie has been dedicated to her various job roles throughout her degree. Over this time, Evie has gained an insight to many areas of the fashion industry, with experience in fashion buying, communications with fashion agencies and showrooms, merchandising stock, social media marketing content creating and strategy, and assisting customers in a sales environment. Evie's degree and previous job roles have provided her with a great range of experience and skills, that would enable her to be successful in many areas of the design industry.
- Serial Repetition - Graduate Collection, 2018Evie's graduate collection has been inspired by the simple, massive shapes and colour blocking characteristics of minimalist art. In minimalist works, the interest lies within the shape and form and surface of the work, and often results in rigorous reductivism and non-emotive design. Work is stripped to it’s core, and is often visually simplified, even if the construction and composition is incredibly complex, with the consideration of texture, colour and space created. Extreme simplicity often originates with simple lines and geometric shapes used in repetition. Serial repetition and composition is key to the collection; serial imagery, often multiple rows and columns, form an abstract grid. Evie places high importance on using high quality yarns, and attended Spinexpo Paris in July 2017 and February 2018 in the search of high quality yarns. During her final year at University, Evie made connections with those she met at Spinexpo, and she was awarded a yarn sponsorship from Winning Textile Co.
Virtual Office ManagerCone Accounting
Southampton, United KingdomFull Time
Virtual Office Manger - Remote Working. Organisation of client information; assigning jobs to colleagues; creating a social marketing strategy and content for social media platforms in line with the brand; assisting with the design of marketing materials; website upkeep; communications with HMRC.
New Designers ExhibitorNEW DESIGNERS
- London, United KingdomFreelance
Following the completion of her graduate collection, Evie was selected to display one of the outfits from her collection, along with her portfolio, sketchbook, a curation of samples, and her look book, at New Designers 2018, at the Business Design Centre, Islington.
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- Social Media Marketing
- Dubied Knitting
- Hand Knitting
- Fashion Knitwear
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Personal Assistance
- Fashion Buying
- Client Communications
BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
- Winchester, United Kingdom
Undergraduate Degree in Fashion and Textile Design, as a Knitwear specialist, primarily using Dubied Knitting Machines. Evie favoured the 12gauge and 3gauge machinery. Evie also gained skills using domestic knitting machines, Shima Seiki machines, domestic and industrial linkers, industrial steamers, industrial sewing machines and overlockers, basic skills in dye sublimation printing, photo studios use, and the ability to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, to create photo shoots and technical specification drawings to industry standard.
Level 3 Diploma / Foundation in Art and DesignAndover College
- Andover, United Kingdom
While studying for her Level 3 Diploma: Foundation in Art and Design, Evie specialised in Fashion Design, exploring different uses of printed textile design and natural dyes, fabrics and fibres. Evie completed her Foundation with a Distinction.
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