research, silhouette, print/textile design, fittings
Assisted with the design process, offering ideas, design sketches and creative solutions for production. Researched for collections - visiting archives and libraries Sourced materials and suppliers for each collection Coordinated and visited factories and suppliers (in Italy, Paris and London) to meet tight deadlines. Managed interns and assistants. Managed the London studio, running the business
Spring Summer 2010 collections Assisted freelance designer at Chloe and Sonia Rykiel, in London Researched for shoes, bags, ready to wear and perfume. Designed invitation proposals for the Chloe SS2010 show. Assisted in the design proposals for a new Chloe perfume bottle and packaging.
Assistant to the Jewellery and Accessories Designer Created technical drawings of each style for production (jewellery and hats). Produced selling book at the end of each season, including all drawings, material descriptions and codes for jewellery and hat collections. Managed interns. Assisted backstage in New York.
Assisted on photoshoots, press days, dealt with returns and call-ins, organised the fashion cupboard and communicated with PRs from around the world. Researched trends, catwalks and shops, attended press days and other administration jobs. Produced my own weekly competition page and was commissioned to research a number of special features that were printed in the magazine. Gained invaluable insight into how the fashion industry works from a media point of view.
Fashion Design BA (Hons)