Gemma Goldstone
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Gemma Goldstone

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Gemma Goldstone
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Gemma Goldstone

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an innovative designer and product developer with a wealth of experience from owning my own businesses to working with and also managing teams at an established medium size fashion company. Sustainability and trends are at the core of my ambition and values, plus they play a huge part in my design handwriting and future aspiration. Over the last 10 years I have accumulated an enormous amount of relevant experience that has greatly influenced my skill set. Through working with recycled materials, I have become extremely resourceful and creative as a result of the complex nature of not working directly from a roll of fabric but using existing garments and having to overcome the challenges that come with this.
Projects
  • Miley Cyrus x Notion Magazine
    Miley Cyrus x Notion MagazineFull outfit designed by me and worn by Miley Cyrus in a shoot for Notion Magazine
  • Beyond Retro x Urban Outfitters Menswear Collection
    Beyond Retro x Urban Outfitters Menswear CollectionDesign collaboration between Beyond Retro and Urban Outfitters to create an up cycled sustainable menswear collection. Sold in Urban Outfitters Oxford street and Spitalfields stores as well as Ecommerce.
  • Beyond Retro x Made.com Collaboration
    Beyond Retro x Made.com CollaborationDesign collaboration to create a sustainable homeware collection using up cycled jeans.
Work history
    Beyond Retro logo
    Beyond Retro logo
    Fashion Designer and Product Co-ordinatorBeyond Retro
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    This role is extremely hands-on, from independently developing each seasonal trend forecast, to CAD and spec drawings, to the management of each fit session, visiting and working directly with our manufacturing factory in India and working directly with store stakeholders. I have also been working directly with external retailers. Designing and developing ranges for Urban Outfitters UK and US, an exclusive homeware range for Made.com, plus working directly with Converse design teams on the launch of Beyond Retro and Converse shoe collaboration. As a result of this I am both able to work within a team following a set brief as well as taking ownership within my role and working independently. ✄ Lead designer for their highly sustainable womens, mens and accessories range all re-worked and re-designed using materials which would have otherwise ended up in landfill. ✄ Driving the product development process from the initial design to final product across multi-category womens, mens and accessories ranges. ✄ Working alongside the merchandisers seasonal buy plans to ensure that buy quantities are fulfilled and come within cost, meeting profit margins. ✄ Daily management of overseas factory for both sample product development and monthly production cycles. ✄ Improved the sell through figures and reported on trade figures.
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    Founder, store manager, buyer and designerRetro Trash
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Running my own Vintage Clothing shop in East London. Tasks included buying, range planning, sales management, bookkeeping, visual merchandising and staff management. I also designed and made a recycled clothing and accessory range.
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Skills
  • CAD Design
  • Product Development
  • Critical Path
  • Garment Fitting
  • Quality Control
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Construction
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Trend Forecasting
Education
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    BA (Hons) Fashion DesignLeeds Arts University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Graduated with a 2:1
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    BTEC Fashion and ClothingThurrock and Basildon College
     - United Kingdom
    Final grade: Distinction, Distinction, Merit