Janni Vepsalainen

Fashion knitwear designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

Knitwear designer specialized in luxury goods. Fully capable of the following: -All knitting machines (dubied, domestic) as wel as hand knitting. -swatching -pattern calculations and fully fashioning -design tech packs -yarn sourcing -pattern cutting -draping -Adobe AI and PS -sketching flats and free-hand illustrations

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Drawing-painting-fashion Illustration
  • Editorial Fashion
  • Fashion Design/patternmaking/construction/dds/illustration
  • Art Teaching
  • Teacher Tutor
  • Fabric
  • Fabric Design
  • Fabric Developement
  • Fabric Manipulation

Work history

2016

Senior Creative

Simone Rocha

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • In charge of all knitwear and jersey development and production. Time to time responsible for other soft fabric developments too.

2015

Junior Fashion Design

The Row

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Maternity leave cover for the head of knitwear and jersey. Main tasks: -swatching -sketching -yarn supplier meetings -sourcing yarn -draping -pattern cutting -fittings -RLM -Adobe AI and PS -design tech packs

2012

Junior Fashion Design

Givenchy

Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • Assistant embroidery designer for Haute Couture, PAP and pre-collections. Main tasks: -material orders -designing embroidery placements -swatching -following up with suppliers

2011

Junior Fashion Design

Rue Du Mail

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • Assistant designer Main tasks: -fabric and yarn research -technical drawings on AI -design tech packs -image- and fabric research

2010

Graduate Fashion Design

Alexander McQueen

Jun 2010 - Nov 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Print design intern Main tasks: -designing 1:1 scale hand drawn print-, lace-, knit designs -hand drawing -print placements on Adobe AI -fabric- and image research -fabric dyeing

Education

2014

Master of Art

Royal College of Art

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Womenswear knitwear MA

2010

1 Year Erasmus Programm

The Royal Danish Academy of Arts, School of Design

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1-year academic exchange

2011

B. (bachelor of Design), Fashion/apparel Design

Lahti Institute of Design

Aug 2007 - Jul 2011
  • Lahti, Finland
  • Fashion design BA

Awards

2014

CFDA The Council of Fashion Designers in America special recognition

Condé Nast Britain

  • Special recognition in the field of fashion design given by CFDA (not Conde Nast)

2014

Loro Piana price for best Knitwear Collection of 2014

Designtalent

  • Price awarded by Loro Piana (not Designtalent)