Joao Elias

Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Accessories Designer
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Projects

  • EN THEOS -  Graduation Collection  - LCF -  full portfolio upon request
    Joao Elias
    Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer
  • SOPHIE HALLETTE University Design Challenge - London College of Fashion - in partnership with Sophie Hallette Paris  - full portfolio upon request
    Joao Elias
    Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer
  • Womenswear - Spring Summer 2009/ Autumn Winter 2009
    Joao Elias
    Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer
  • Womenswear Accessories Sample - MCQ
    Joao Elias
    Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer
  • Menswear Accessories Sample
    Joao Elias
    Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer
  • Menswear Jersey and Swimwear
    Joao Elias
    Fashion Designer and Accessories Designer

About me

I come from a family with a strong background in Arts and Fashion. My father is an Interior Designer and he used to manufacture children's wear in my hometown for years. My grandmother and aunt established a well-known tailoring and evening wear studio. I started my journey attending a fashion school in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2003. Alongside studying I also gained work experience designing for reputable South American companies, something I’m really proud of and experiences that further ignited my passion for design. After this time, I decided to move abroad to pursue my old dream of having an international education, and in order to develop my professional career further. I came to the UK in 2011 and started the Womenswear Fashion Design Bachelor degree at London College of Fashion. Whilst studying in the UK I made the most of work opportunities within the industry, and these gave me a good knowledge of the market, across Multi Product (Womenswear and Menswear) and Accessories. I am very driven by challenges, and now after all these years of experience and learning, I believe I have developed a unique design handwriting alongside the essential technical skills. I am confident to take my career a step further, and bring my skills and knowledge and passion to a luxury fashion house.

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Skills

  • Accessories Design
  • Hand Drawing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Luxury Womenswear
  • Menswear Design
  • Menswear
  • Womenswear
  • Womens Apparel
  • Mens Apparel

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Jack Wills

    Jack Wills

    • Fashion
  • COS

    COS

    • Fashion
  • E

    Easy Development

    • E

      Elite Creations UK

      Work history

      Currently

      Fashion Designer

      Jack Wills

      Feb 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Design for Women’s and Men’s acessories - jewellery, handbags, backpacks, small leather goods, belts and shoes. • Design for Men’s Jersey - T-shirts, polos, underwear. • Design for Men’s swimnwear. • Develop seasonal concept for each category through the creation of Jack Wills Customer typologies. • Develop specs with high specification of technical drawings. • Update Design Packs and Range Plans. • Research Trend market and competitors. • Follow up critical path from sketch into production. • Constantly communication with buyers in order to develop products accurate with the brand customer profile and price range. • Travel for product research and suppliers.

      2016

      Assistant Designer

      COS

      Mar 2016 - Sep 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Assisted Design for women’s accessories - jewellery, handbags, small leather goods, belts and shoes. • Developed specs with high specification of technical drawings. • Developed inspirational boards looking at Cos Customers and each product category. • Implemented leather catalogue organised by qualities from each tannery. • Developed mock-ups to be sent to factories. • Implemented 3D view drawings for overview plan. • Weekly fittings and updated overview plan. • Communicated with buyers to ensure products reached perfect requirements. • followed up critical path of each product from sketching to production.

      2016

      Accessories Designer - Maternity Cover

      Elite Creations UK

      Jul 2015 - Feb 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Designed ranges of handbags and accessories for different Uk and South American Clients. • Interpreted seasonal key trends in order to develop mood boards, sourcing new shapes, designed new trims, materials, colour palettes and sampling. • Created detailed tech packs - hand drawing and specs on Illustrator. • Presented collections to buyers including negotiation on price. • Prospected new clients and opened new accounts. • Traveled for trend, market research and visit clients. • Liaised directly with customers and factories.

      2013

      Multi Product Designer - Womenswear and Menswear

      Easy Development

      Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Designed Womenswear and Men’s - Jersey, Woven Knitwear and Accessories. • Traveled for trend and market re-search, visiting stores, critiquing the merchandise mix together with "forward trends" to develop the department strategy to exceed customer expectations. • Ensured products was tailored to each customer type. • Negotiated on price and delivery schedules.

      Education

      2018

      BA (Hons) Fashion Design

      London College of Fashion, UAL

      Sep 2014 - Feb 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part time Course during evenings and saturdays.

      2007

      BA (Hons) Fashion Design

      University Santa Marcelina

      Jan 2003 - Dec 2007
      • São Paulo, Brazil

      Awards

      2017

      Sophie Hallete University Design Challenge

      London College of Fashion, UAL

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      2016

      Batsford Sustainability Design Prize

      London College of Fashion, UAL