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.firstname.lastname@example.orgLocked Pro Plan feature
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.
As an intern, I learned about the business and making process, and was taught how to make hatbands from start to finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the Erasmus Programme, I undertook a semester at IED Milano studying womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, pattern drafting, pattern cutting, and graphic design.
Undertaking modules in womenswear, menswear, and tailoring; learning pattern drafting, pattern cutting, fashion illustration, and designing on the stand.
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.