Lauren Kacher

Studio Assistant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Apparel
  • Accessories
  • Clothing Alteration
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Pattern Making
  • Product Development
  • Sewing
  • Technical Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Studio Assistant Intern

David Koma

May 2016
  • + Developing Resort 2017 and Spring 2017 collections through sample construction to evaluate overall cohesiveness within line and production efficiency + Acting liaison between studio and factory to communicate production orders and sample construction

2016

Prototype Manager

Clothier Design Source

Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
  • + Managed prototype department team by meeting tight deadlines with clear communication + Altered patterns on CAD program to improve prototype + Created standards of work to implement organization + Designed Technical Packs to document prototype process + Problem solved prototype construction to be production friendly

2013

Studio Design Intern

Gareth Pugh

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
  • -Implemented collection design brief by researching for Fall 2014 collection and translating into various textile designs to be used in the final design -Created samples for Fall 2014 collection with hand embellishment, precise pattern cutting, and hand finishing techniques -Constructed performance outfits for Lady Gaga and Beyonce for the Gareth Pugh brand Technical Design: -Altered patterns for detailed couture garments to fit the custom client more accurately

2013

CAD Design Intern

Allumer Jewelry

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
  • CAD + Market Research + Trend Research + Line Development -Researched and designed capsule jewelry collection to be sold online and in store at Ibiza Rocks -Used Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create technical drawings for sample development

2013

LFW Trend Photographer

Vogue Italia

Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Skills: Photography Skill + Communication + Trend Research/Analysis + Coordination + Photoshop Editing -Assigned to document street style photography during London Fashion Week to capture seasonal trends to be displayed on Vogue website -Successfully completed assignment by meeting quota requirements, photoshop editing, and submitting finished images before launch deadline

2013

Freelance Pattern Cutter

Tzui Tzui Sports

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Skills: Pattern Cutting + Toile Construction + Collaboration with Client -Adapted basic sleeve pattern to a complex pleated design to be implemented in women’s golfwear -Created toiles to test fit and refined design to function realistically while golfing

2013

Studio Design Intern

Tara Latour

May 2013 - Jul 2013
  • -Graded sample size garments to fit custom bridal clientele based on company size chart -Designed fabric textiles for Fall 2014 collection at New York Bridal Week -Couture Bridal techniques such as embroidery, fabric manipulation, and corsetry

2013

Development & Production Intern

Bioworld Merchandising

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Created originally designed samples of mens hatwear, in charge of shipping orders and organization of the office, measurements for tech pack, photography for tech pack

2012

Fabric & Sourcing Intern

The Reformation

May 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Worked at a sustainable fashion brand to source fabrics in the New York Fashion Garment District and researched options of implementing green production possibilities

2012

Studio Intern

100 Percent NY

May 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Worked at a modern clothing brand in utilizing every materialconsumed during production, also improved technical skills by creating and finishing garments

Education

2016

Design Process

Central Saint Martins

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Summer Short Course

2015

Major: Apparel Design, Minor: Retail Merchandising

University of Minnesota

Aug 2011 - Apr 2015
  • BS Degree

2013

Leather Accessories Shoemaking Theoretical Studies Design Process

London College of Fashion

Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Study Abroad Fall Semester