Gabriela Lotaif

Garment Creative

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCostume Designer - Fashion Designer - Garment Technologist
  • Victoria Garcia Rudi
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About me

Trained in Fashion Design in Brazil before embarking on the MA Costume Design for Performance at LCF. My work focuses on developing textile through embodiment of peculiar elements in order to tell a story. I have also great interest in garment and performance technology, which tend to become important aspects of my creations and professional endeavours. I have worked in opera, film, theatre and dance productions in Brazil and London.

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Skills

  • Costume Design
  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Supervision
  • Textile Development
  • Textile Innovation
  • Textile Manipulation
  • Fashion Design
  • Garment Technology
  • Experimental Design
  • Experimentation

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Monica Botelho Jóias

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      iódice

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        Theatro Municipal de São Paulo

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          Time for Tea

          Work history

          2018

          Assistant Costume Designer

          East Wall

          Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Project resulting of a partnership between Hofesch Schecter Company, Historic Royal Palaces, LIFT, East London Dance, University of the Arts London and University of East London. A five-star dance production (The Stage and The Guardian) that consisted of 150 performers storming the Tower of London in a spectacular collision of music and dance in 2018.

          2017

          Nov 2016 - May 2017
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Freelance
          • Short post-apocalyptic film. Part of the long film “Pela primeira Vez”, formed by several other shorts films that follow the thematic of a first time happening, be it in whichever context.

          2016

          Costume Designer

          Guaraná Antártica

          Apr 2016 - May 2016
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Freelance
          • Ad for the brand Guaraná Antártica that introduced a youth-targeted approach to this company’s marketing strategies. The ad claimed to the skateboarders lifestyle.

          2016

          Costume Designer

          AACD

          Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Freelance
          • Ad for the Children’s Health Institution AACD. The campaign was based on the disabled children’s life dreams and the part of the institution in making them come true.

          2015

          Costume Design Assistant

          Theatro Municipal de São Paulo

          Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Full Time
          • Assisted Lorenzo Merlino in the production of over 300 costumes for the Russian Opera Eugene Onegin at one of the largest theatres in Latin America. The costume Design was rated as 5 star worthy by many Brazilian Theatre Publications.

          2015

          Costume Designer

          Imaginários

          Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
          • São Bernardo do Campo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
          • Freelance
          • Short Film. Emotional depiction of certain psychological dependencies of the child within an adult raised in a violent family background through imaginary friends.

          2015

          Costume Designer

          Time for Tea

          Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Freelance
          • Short Film. Awarded 20 times and nominated to over 60 times, this production is based on the development of a very contrasting relationship between a very traditional Chinese immigrant in Brazil and his grandson.

          2015

          Fashion Design Intern

          iódice

          Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Internship
          • Having had the function of Valedemar Iódice’s assistant overall within the company, I was able to learn of most areas in a large Fashion brand and how they function.

          2012

          Feb 2012 - Jul 2012
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Internship
          • Having had the opportunity to assist the very few professionals working for this jewellery brand I was patiently taught about the many aspects of making and reforming jewellery pieces and it’s entire administrative process of pricing and marketing.

          Education

          2019

          Aug 2017 - Jan 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • MA Costume Design for Performance. Final Piece: Mother of Water, a performance costume inspired by three Brazilian Folkloric female water entities.

          2016

          Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • BA Fashion Design with specialisation in costume design. Final Piece: Luna Clara and para Apolo Onze anda para Luna Clara, costumes created for the Brazilian children’s book “Luna Clara e Apolo Onze” based on the theme of walking and it’s bodily and conceptual nuances.

          2012

          Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
          • São Paulo, Brazil
          • Technical Degree in Foreign Trade. Awarded in all the three annual projects during the course, all of which themed after a fashion-related subject applied to the foreign trade environment.

          Awards

          2014

          • Second Place as Fashion Designer for the menswear collection “WAR” at the FAAP MODA contest 2014.

          2012

          Best Exportation Plan

          FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas

          • Awarded first place exportation plan in the final project of the Foreign Trade Technical Course.

          2011

          Best Lawyer and Best Accusation Group

          Tozzini Freire Advogados

          • Renowned Brazilian law office "Tozzini Freire" awarded first place as a lawyer and first accusation group at the International law project, part of the Foreign Trade Technical Course in 2011.

          2010

          Best Advertisement creator and Best Overall Marketing Strategy Planning.

          Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing

          • Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM) in the Marketing Project themed “Fashion Products” contest in 2010, first year of the Foreign Trade Technical Course