Leah Parker
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Leah Parker

Fashion DesignerYork, United Kingdom
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Leah Parker
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Leah Parker

Fashion DesignerYork, United Kingdom
About me
2020 Fashion Design Graduate - 1st Class Honours Experienced Design Assistant, having assisted Xiao Li in her SS19 collection and LFW catwalk show. I also have experience within: E-commerce, Merchandising and Styling, having worked at the Jules B head office, in Newcastle. To compliment these I have a history of working within the retail and hospitality sector, which has allowed me to understand customer needs, work successfully within a team and develop my communication skills. CONTACT EMAIL: leahjessicaparker.design@gmail.com ARTS THREAD: https://www.artsthread.com/profile/leahparker/ INSTAGRAM: leahjessica_design
Projects
  • KOI Footwear x Graduate Fashion - Competition Entry
    KOI Footwear x Graduate Fashion - Competition EntryKoi Footwear competition entry, based on 90's music. Particularly focusing on 'girl power' and the spice girls. The final design represents each spice girl within one shoe.
  • Diffusion - Neapolitan Holiday
    Diffusion - Neapolitan HolidayA wardrobe spring/summer collection made up of soft hues and pastel tones. A colour palette inspired by the multiple colours within a Neapolitan ice-cream. High waisted tailoring with a relaxed fit, casual denim day wear and silky sophisticated silhouettes for evening attire, collectively form the collection.
  • Glitch In Reality
    Glitch In RealityMy Mainline collection designed as part of the final year of my degree. Based on how technology has changed since 1998, the year I was born. Focusing mainly on social media, augmented reality and virtual reality, as the main defining technologies of the time period. Surrealism links highlight how technology provides us with an 'esc' from reality. Full of endless possibilities and contradictions to the real world. Technology allows us to live our lives through a screen. Distorting our sense of re
Work history
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    Clarks logo
    Shoe Fitter/Sales AssociateClarks
     - York, United KingdomPart Time
    Summer temp position at the Clarks store in York Designer Outlet. (2019 & 2020) Role: Fitting and recommending shoes within the children's department, as part of the 'Back to School' scheme. This was a very busy time period for the store and as a team we met and exceeded store targets. (2019)
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    Studio Coordinator and Online StylistJules B
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomFull Time
    After 3 months of interning at Jules B I took over the role of the Online Stylist as maternity cover. My role included general organisation of the creative department, communicating with the Jules B stores from the head office, booking models and organising photoshoots. My main responsibility was styling during the photoshoots and merchandising the website daily.
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Skills
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Design
  • CAD Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Communication
  • Teamworking
  • Sewing
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft
Education
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    BA (Hons) Fashion DesignSheffield Hallam University
     - Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Grade Achieved: 1st Class Honours This was a four year course, including a years placement.
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    Extended Diploma in Art and Design (fashion and ClothingSelby College
     - Selby, United Kingdom
    Grade Achieved: Distinction The final pieces I created within both years of study were shown at the UAL Awarding Body's Origins Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in London (2015 & 2016).
Awards
    British Fashion Council logo
    British Fashion Council logo
    BFC Graduate PreviewBritish Fashion Council
    Final Collection Portfolio was selected to be showcased as part of the BFC Graduate Preview. Link: https://www.britishfashioncouncil.co.uk/BFC-Initiatives--Support/BFC-Initiatives/Education/Graduate-Preview#/project/glitch-1
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    Duke of Edinburgh AwardDuke of Edinburgh
    I received the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.
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