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Jessica Leclere

Knitwear designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Fashion Design Assistant - Textile Designer


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About me

Jessica is a textile and knitwear designer, graduate from an MA in knit design at the Royal College of Art. Born and raised in the Paris region, she moved to London to complete her BA in textile design at Chelsea College of Art, from which she graduated in 2012. Her approach to design is unique and fresh creating innovative designs. Jessica has been awarded a scholarship from the Queen Elisabeth Scholarship Trust in May 2015. She was also awarded the Texprint Fashion Prize and the Texprint Woolmark Prize in September 2015 at Premiere Vision in Paris.

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  • Hand Knitting
  • Design Knitwear
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Colour Materials
  • Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Fashion Illsutartion
  • Sketching
  • Machine Knitting
  • Bilingual French/english

Work history


Knitwear designer

Santoni Shanghai

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
  • Shanghai, China
  • Freelance
  • Working on seamless circular Santoni machinerie, I was designing knitted textiles and a knitwear collection to showcase to technical potential of the machines.


Knitwear trainee

Christian Dior Couture

May 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • General assistant to the Knitwear design team. Knit stitch development and swatching, Photoshop and illustrator artwork, fashion sketching and garment development.


Knitwear and knitted textiles tutor


Mar 2016 - Mar 2017
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Freelance
  • Teaching hand knitting, machine knitting and knitwear design and construction in a 10 day intensive course.


Trend editor - knitwear team


Jan 2013 - May 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • After a 3 month internship, I was working as a freelancer as a knitwear trend researcher and editor at WGSN trend forecasting agency. I was doing knitwear research and building knitwear trend reports.



Masters degree in Knit design

Royal College of Art

Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Knitted textile and knitwear design.



Texprint Fashion award


  • Award presented by Rosita Missoni at Premiere Vision in Paris.


Woolmark Texprint award


  • Award presented by Rosita Missoni at Premiere Vision in Paris.