I am a Genoese Fashion designer, graduated from Polimoda International Institute of Fashion and Marketing, in Fashion Design course. Since then I did four internships: the first one at Anne de Grijff Design in design and product Womenswear/Menswear department, the second one at Studio Aziz Bekkaoui, in style and design Womenswear/Menswear office and the last one as knitwear designer 0-12 in style and product department at Benetton Group. In April 2015 I did an internship as Knitwear and Jersey Womenswear intern at Acne Studios, in Stockholm, then I moved back to Genoa and followed my interest in Knitwear doing an internship at AVANT TOI a cashmere focused knitwear brand. At the end of 2016 I started a job as junior menswear knitwear and jersey designer at the new brand, ARKET, within the H&M Group. My time as an intern and junior designer helped me to approach fashion in a working environment, performing several tasks as: - pattermaking and sewing ( making and modifying patterns achieving the desired shape through try outs and prototypes); - updating the overviews and the design collection boards; - designing a collection and selecting the materials; - technical drawings ( using Illustrator and Photoshop); - bookkeeping ( using Excel); - assisting during the photo-shooting as stylist, with the Dutch portrait photographer Koos Breukel for Anne de Grijff Design A/W 2014 collection and for Studio Aziz Bekkaoui S/S 2015 collection. Assisting during the meetings for the creation of the Acne Studios Pre S/S 2016, Main S/S 2016 and Pre A/W 2016 Collections . I have a strong background in Photoshop and Illustrator. I consider myself as a willing, curious, hard-working and flexible person; a steady passion, dedication and vivid imagination motivate me. In my opinion Fashion goes hand in hand with Art: a Fashion show is a performance, not just about clothes, around them there must be a “frame” that completes and enriches the show. I beleive that something unexpected is an important factor, something that makes you curious about the garments, like you want to discover them. I pay special attention to colours and materials, in fact the accurate research of textiles is absolutely significant for me and I think that both respect of tradition and the continuous quest for innovation are key elements to create a relevant collection.
- trends and trim research - creating and updating overviews, flat and detail sketches - communicating with production - assisting the planning and the development of the assortment and products - participating in fitting sessions and driving all design related tasks within the process of sample handling
- trends and trim research - preparing and updating collection boards and styles overviews - taking and editing pictures using Photoshop - communicated with factories and suppliers - assisting in creating inspiration and silhouette - sketching designs - helping organize and maintain yarn library and swatches
The job comprehends updating the overviews and the boards with all the collection infos and sketches, editing pictures with Photoshop and working with InDesign and Illustrator, doing technical designs and making moke ups sweaters and assisting the knitwear designer with choosing colours, yarns and doing research.
I was assisting the senior designer in doing reasearch, helping with technical drawings, working with Photoshop and Indesign, editing pictures and working with the company program for the production part, I was also assisting during fittings.
- flat sketches using Illustrator - patternmaking, sewing and making try outs and prototypes - trend research and fabric and trims selection - communicating with overseas factories and suppliers - editing pictures using Photoshop - assisting during the photo-shooting with the portrait photographer Koos Breukel and the Winter SALON 2014 in Amsterdam - assisting indesigning a womenswear collection for an external brand - maintaining bookkeping records using Excel