Kathryn Huggins

Freelance Fashion Writer

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Apparel
  • Customer Services
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Pattern Making
  • Product Development
  • Sewing
  • Shows
  • Styling
  • Technical Design
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

Freelance Fashion Writer

Bcurrent Mag

Jan 2013
  • Writing and creating content for online magazine, correspond with pr agencies to organise pulls for shoots, attending press days and fashion shows. Write product and event reviews. Research and report on new brands and trends. Interviewing and hiring guest writers.

2014

Sales Consultant

Selfridges

Apr 2012 - Feb 2014
  • Selling and working with brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Acne, See by Chloé, Mcq, Preen and Theory. Meeting set target sales each week and link selling. Personal shopping, updating my client book and calling clients when new styles have arrived. Communicating with a strong team and extensive knowledge of the brands to give the best service to the customers. Dealing with client’s queries quickly and efficiently. Communications with the store buyers with what items were top sales and non-movers.

2012

Product Development

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Dec 2011 - Aug 2012
  • Duties include: Design Studio: • Liaising with the design studio manager daily. • Studio assignments included, pattern cutting/adjustments, grading, toiling and technical drawings. • Worked on dresses for VIP clients. • Quickly adapt and construct top for pre-fall 12 lookbook photo shoot. • Organising duties to new interns. • Assisting sales team with buyer’s appointments for pre-fall 12 and A/W 12/13 collections in Paris. • Assisting during the A/W12/13 show for New York fashion week. Collection Development/Production: • Helping the collection manager, with materials research/sourcing, dealing with suppliers, constructing sales books, attending sales appointments, and assist with photo shoots. • Organising deliveries from factories and packing orders for stores. Relating purchase orders data back to Zedonk database and production manager. Quality control new stock that arrived from the factory.

2011

Studio Assistant

Todd Lynn

Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Duties include: • Pattern cutting, toiling and fabric manipulations for show pieces. • Research and designing for mini projects for ASOS, Topman and Toni & Guy. • Organising and updating press list. • Preparing materials and orders for production and assist during sales week in the Paris at the BFC LONDON show ROOMS.

2010

Product Development

Erdem

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
  • Duties include: • Prepare production packages to send overseas. • Prepare production orders for clients and stores. • Sampling for Fashion and Market week. • Assisting during fittings and delivering samples to the PR Company. • Assisting the product development manager with garment costing and producing technical drawings. • Creating print and embroidery lay plans. • Liaising with and visiting factories, at all stages of the development process.

2008

Studio Design

Rachel Roy

Mar 2008 - Sep 2008
  • Duties include: • Design research, flat sketches, work on set projects, organising the new interns, and reception duties. • Communicate the designer ideas to manufactures, hand sewing and pattern cutting new samples. Colour matching, sourcing fabrics and running daily errands. • Helping prepare for fashion and market week.

Education

2009

Product Design Development

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2005 - Apr 2009