Laura Elizabeth Henery

Fashion Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

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About me

Romantic. Provocative. Classical. This is how you summarise the work of Laura Elizabeth. Influenced by Italian art, history, and literature, Laura tells a story through her high-end creations. Combining tradition with the unexpected is inherent to her style. Her graduate collection Lacrimosa is an excellent example of this, juxtaposing Renaissance opulence with contemporary bondage and then subverting it with Dante’s Divine Comedy. Laura has a particular interest in high-end fashion and costume. She has experience in millinery, shoes, and accessories, and has interned with brands such as Rachel Trevor Morgan, Mary Katrantzou and Kelly Ewing. She worked as a costume trainee with BBC Birmingham Drama working behind 'Doctors', and now looks for experience in film. Laura is currently based in London and is both flexible and open to opportunities to further her career in fashion and/or costume. To see more from Laura Elizabeth, visit: • www.issuu.com/laurahenery • www.artsthread.com/profile/laura-elizabethhenery/ • www.fassion.co.uk/designer/laura-elizabeth-henery • www.instagram.com/lauraelizabethbts/ or contact on Laura.e.henery@gmail.com

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Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Embroidery
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Machine Sewing
  • CAD Drawings
  • Illustration

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Mary Katrantzou

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      Megan Crook

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        BBC Birmingham Drama

        • R

          Rachel Trevor Morgan

          Work history

          Currently

          Jan 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Through working with the Mayor of Walsall, Walsall Council, Walsall College, and a group of luxury leather manufacturers, I have been able to start producing prototypes for my company. I have collaborated with factories in Malaysia, Singapore, London, and Birmingham to produce these and am now liaising with leather suppliers I met at Lineapelle in Milan where I was researching and sourcing materials to build my first shoe and accessories collection.

          2019

          Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • As an intern, I learned about the business and making process, and was taught how to make hatbands from start to finish.

          2019

          Personal Assistant

          Megan Crook

          Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
          • Derby, United Kingdom
          • Part Time
          • As PA to the Director and Designer, Megan Crook, I was involved with all aspects of the two brands ('Megan Crook Textiles' and 'Get Crooked'), including the designing, branding, marketing, and administrative running of them.

          2018

          Design and Atelier Intern

          Mary Katrantzou

          Nov 2018 - Dec 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Interning at Mary Katrantzou in both the Design and Atelier departments allowed me to not only develop my technical flat drawing and illustration skills but to assist with the embroidery and beading of Beyonce's, Lady Gaga's, and Nadja Swarovski's dresses.

          2018

          Costume Trainee

          BBC Birmingham Drama

          Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • As a Costume Trainee working on 'Doctors', I would work 12-hour days Monday to Friday as a Wardrobe Mistress studying the call sheets; making accessories for the costumes; preparing them, and running the costumes to and from the actors' dressing rooms.

          2018

          Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • My internship with couture and celebrity designer Kelly Ewing involved helping her create her pieces through hand sewing and painting her bespoke dresses, and helping her at photoshoots. I would help style the shoot, dress the models, and sew them into their clothes if necessary, and prepare the garments for photographing.

          2018

          Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Being the editor for a fashion magazine (Illustrated Manchild and The Blonde magazine) in Leeds allowed me to regularly work with brands such as Jeffery West, Shade Station, and Bologaro Trevor. My role required me to proofread the magazine before publication as well as edit the layout and rewrite the texts if necessary.

          Education

          2017

          Semester in Fashion Design and Graphic Design

          IED Milano

          Feb 2017 - Jul 2017
          • Milan, Italy
          • As part of the Erasmus Programme, I undertook a semester at IED Milano studying womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, pattern drafting, pattern cutting, and graphic design.

          2020

          BA (Hons) Fashion Design

          Leeds Arts University

          Sep 2015 - Jul 2020
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Undertaking modules in womenswear, menswear, and tailoring; learning pattern drafting, pattern cutting, fashion illustration, and designing on the stand.

          Awards

          2020

          Menswear featured in Leeds RAG Fashion Show

          Leeds RAG Fashion Show

          2018

          Finalist for Sew Your Style Competition - 'Accessorise' Category

          ICHF Events

          2018

          Invited to meet HRH The Princess Royal for involvement and work in the leather industry

          The Worshipful Company of Saddlers

          2018

          Finalist for Sew Your Style Competition - 'Refashion" Category

          ICHF Events

          2018

          Finalist for Sew Your Style Competition - 'All in the Detail' Category

          ICHF Events

          2017

          Womenswear featured in Amplified Magazine

          Amplified Magazine

          2017

          Womenswear featured on Made in Leeds TV

          Made in Leeds TV

          • Made in Leeds TV covered multiple fashion shows I had organised in collaboration with the Business Confucius Institute as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations; showcasing my award-winning interpretation of the Chinese qi pao.

          2017

          Menswear featured at Leeds Graduate Fashion Week

          Leeds Graduate Fashion Week

          2017

          Womenswear featured in The Yorkshire Evening Post

          The Yorkshire Evening Post

          2017

          Womenswear featured in The Gryphon

          The Gryphon, University of Leeds Newspaper

          2016

          Winner of the 'Travel Broadens The Mind' Competition

          The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds