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An ambitious, proactive and organised individual with a creative yet commercial outlook towards design and product. A mixed background of print, design and embroidery across fashion and interiors. A keen eye for colour, surface pattern and beautiful detail.
Boden -Assistant Designer- Woven Structured, Womenswear June 2016- present Design Admin Assistant- Woven Softs, Womenswear, Sept 2014- June 2016 Key Responsibilities include: • Sole Designer for Woven Skirts and Trousers • Cadding all designs and creating tech packs and BOMS. • Use of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Excel on a daily basis • Working closely and building great relationships with buying and merchandising teams • Attend wardrobe visits and focus group sessions to learn more about target customer. • Do regular trend research and analysis, competitior Research and comp shops • Travelling to Premiere Vision for Fabric sourcing trips • Presenting proposed designs and new ranges to departments, heads of and directors • Liaising with agents and suppliers in UK, Far East, India and Europe on a daily basis • Meeting mills and suppliers in house, chosing new fabrics and developments for new seasons • Critical path and time management and the ability to work under pressure and working as a strong team player with often changing deadlines and briefs • Sourcing new trims and fabrics • Attending weekly trade meetings • Contributing to and attending lessons learn and new strategy each season • Attending weekly fit sessions • Creating embroidery , embellishment and jacquard designs • Putting together mood boards and colour boards for each season • ‘Super-user’ for helping others learn new PLM system across the department • On a 9 month product academy course in association with London College of Fashion to Learn more about Buying and Merchandising cycle.