Ilaria Guerra
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Ilaria Guerra

Fashion and Print DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ilaria Guerra
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Ilaria Guerra

Fashion and Print DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Fashion Designer in love with garment manipulation, through sculpting, embroidery, prints. Feeling close to Haute Couture and Contemporary Fashion. A designer's duty is to both promote craftsmanship for our clothes to last in time and to do so in an eco-friendly way. Positive Fashion is the future. Going to museums, reading about the latest sustainable trends, exploring magazines and artists and walking in nature helps her develop ideas for new projects. She strongly believes in interdisciplinary collaborations, therefore she always experiments with contrasting fabrics and materials.
Projects
  • Marble Studies
    Marble StudiesMoodboard and marbles developments
  • HARMONY
    HARMONYThis is the project where my Final Thesis project took inspiration from. It is inspired by the City of Milan, which offers contrasting landscapes made of green areas and modern architecture. The coat represents these contrasts
  • MOTHER NATURE
    MOTHER NATURECreating new shapes by taking advantage of the darts’ versatility and the striped fabric behaviour when in straight/crooked/ slanting grain. First personally realised outfit. Both the corset and the skirt are made of 100% poplin. The main source of inspiration is nature.
  • Mirjam Rouden Internship
    Mirjam Rouden InternshipFollowing are some of the prints I developed during my internship at Mirjam Rouden through mixed painting and drawing techniques // pastels, watercolours, inks, fineliners // then translated on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for rendering and pattern-developing.
  • Textile Design
    Textile DesignSome examples of my sketchbook work during my textile course for the Erasmus+ Programme at the University of Dundee
  • MISSONI FALL/WINTER 2016
    MISSONI FALL/WINTER 2016Studying the brand by recreating its silhouettes and patterns, mixing different colour palettes of the season
Work history
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    Freelance Embroidery DesignerMy self freelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Using exclusively sustainable fabrics to promote a positive fashion philosophy. Creating unique designs through mixed media hand techniques and computer drawing. Transferring them on garments and experimenting hand and machine styles and stitches. Developing mood boards and lookbooks to be shared online before selling the product.
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    FASHION AND PRINT ASSISTANT INTERNHemsley London
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Responsible for the print and embroidery department, creating new prints and artworks and developed spec sheets for the SS2021 Capsule Collection and A/W 2021 Collection. Managing communication with companies to keep production on time and on budget. Trained to use the DTG printer and optimised production times. Developed graphics for brand logo and accessories and delivered visuals for social media.
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Skills
  • Collage Photoshop
  • Contemporary Embroidery
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Print Design
  • Fashion Print
  • Fashion Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Sales Strategy
Education
    University of Dundee logo
    University of Dundee logo
    Erasmus project - Textile DesignUniversity of Dundee
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design of the University of Dundee introduced me to screen printing. Experimented with textile manipulation and wearable technologies.
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    Fashion Design Bachelor’s DegreePolitecnico di Milano
     - Milan, Italy
    University taught me how to be independent when developing a project and to never stop thinking of new ideas to find out who you really are and which tools to use to best express yourself. Starting from brainstorming and research, mood boards and concept boards are the first impressions of what the project is about. Moving to trend and target research to help develop a silhouette and experiment with fabrics and textiles techniques, such as printing, dyeing, sculpting and cutting. Managing fashion illustrations and tech packs. Sewing the collection and organising the shooting from start to end, dealing with the art direction, styling and photography process myself. The final step was to prepare a full presentation through project lookbooks. I learned about Adobe Creative Suite Programs, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and the Microsoft Office Package. I gained basic knowledge of graphic and photography, together with 3d programs to create and render accessories.
Awards
    SALONI logo
    SALONI logo
    Sustainability LeaderSALONI
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    Embroidery SpecialistIntimissimi