• Reporting to two senior designers, support their workload as required. Seasonal Requirements: • Organisation skills - Full itineraries for research & sourcing trips, PO management, sourcing materials & prices, sample tracking. • Direction- mood boards, colour palettes & presentations for creative process. Competitor awareness & research knowledge • Design - lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, beachwear & knitwear – all approved and produced. • Briefing – sketch, CAD work, complete detailed technical specification sheets, factory visits & queries. • Fitting Process - review & refine the design and construction of a garment to red seal standard, pre-production meetings, understanding of contour / intimates construction. • Testing - silks, chiffon and laces, in house testing & working with external test houses. • Management – 2 Design Assistants & intern’s daily workloads. Working directly with in-house Atelier pattern cutters. • Styling – Web / Campaign shoots KEY ACHIEVEMENT – Designs being produced in many categories. Organising & styling 4 campaign shoots.
• Reporting to the head designer for the main line collection and the MW diffusion line. • I worked on their intricate print process from illustration to CAD work and colour correction from computer to fabric. • I gained embellishment skills working with Swarovski and plastic beads. KEY ACHIEVEMENT – Embellishment designs for handbag motifs & costume jewellery pieces went through to production.
Fashion Design BA