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Liv Coleman

Printed Textile & Fashion Designer

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationBroadstairs, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Textile Designer - Costume Designer

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About me

Liv Coleman is a printed textile and fashion designer based in Kent, influenced strongly by history, nature and literature; designing, printing and making classical, feminine, ready to wear womenswear & prints that can be applied to interior design, accessories and products in addition to clothing. Introducing her label just this year, the printed textile and fashion designer, Liv Coleman, is no stranger to the industry, after studying textiles for 7 years. Founder Liv Coleman works between her home studio on the kent coast and London, following her graduation. Known for her use of classic floral prints, historical influences, and feminine fairy tale aesthetic, Liv Coleman has created her own world in which modern printing techniques and traditional concepts combine. Costume, lingerie, up cycling, alterations and bespoke dress design available on request also.

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Skills

  • Advanced Sewing
  • Costume Design/sewing
  • Print Designer
  • Textiles Methods/design/repeat/print
  • Fashion Design/patternmaking/construction/dds/illustration
  • Women Fashion
  • Lingerie Design
  • Concept Creation
  • Mood Boarding
  • Embellishment Techniques

Work history

Currently

Founder and Head Designer

Liv Coleman Studio

May 2017
  • Broadstairs, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Liv Coleman is a printed textile and fashion designer based in Kent, influenced strongly by history, nature and literature; designing, printing and making classical, feminine, ready to wear womenswear & prints that can be applied to interior design, accessories and products in addition to clothing. Introducing her label just this year, the printed textile and fashion designer, Liv Coleman, is no stranger to the industry, after studying textiles for 7 years. Founder Liv Coleman works between her home studio on the kent coast and London, following her graduation. Known for her use of classic floral prints, historical influences, and feminine fairy tale aesthetic, Liv Coleman has created her own world in which modern printing techniques and traditional concepts combine. Costume and bespoke dress design available on request also.

2017

Promotion & Presenting

Graduate Fashion Week & New Designers

May 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • displaying, presenting and pitching my own design work to the industry & creating a portfolio to showcase my best work

2016

Fabric Archiving

Erdem

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Running errands around London Fabric archiving and knowledge Being in a design studio environment Seeking out and matching trims, threads and zips for garments Organisational skills Documenting, filing Swatching for technical files and mood boards

2017

Visual Merchandising

Fat Face

May 2014 - Apr 2017
  • Full Time
  • Alongside being a retail assistant, I was very much involved in the visual merchandising aspect within two of the stores. Being responsible for window dressing, personalised shopping experiences, power tables and premium product placement and learning print stories.

2017

Fashion Model

Various

Sep 2012 - Jul 2017
  • Freelance
  • Confidence and positivity, deadlines and following instructions. Taking part in fittings, gathering first hand knowledge about how certain fabrics work with the body Walking in shows, to understand the movement of fabric and how colours look in a highly lit and professional environment Modelling in photoshoots, gaining knowledge of silhouettes and drape, and also styling with accessories, other garments and beauty

Education

2017

BA (honors) Fashion Textiles Print

University for the Creative Arts

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Rochester, United Kingdom
  • BA Honours Degree in Fashion Textiles: Print. A 3 year course building a portfolio of prints, both digital and handmade, and creating tailored shirts, draping, pattern drafting, ending with designing, making, printing and promoting my own womenswear collection, following my own narrative that I had created. -Theory, contextual studies, History & Dissertation -Creating concepts and narratives -Visual studies, drawing and illustration -Digital Printing -Screen printing, hand painting, dye sublimation -Photoshop and Illustrator -Pattern Cutting and Design -Sewing and fabric manipulation -Mood Boards -Dyeing -Colour Matching and Mixing -Promotion, Styling and Photoshoot Directing

2014

UALAB Extended Diploma in Art & Design

University for the Creative Arts

Sep 2012 - May 2014
  • Rochester, United Kingdom
  • 2 year course studying and experimenting different creative art forms such as Illustration, Visual Communication, Fine Art, 3d and Fashion and Textiles. Exhibiting my work in both years, I chose to specialise in Fashion for my final year, enriched with the knowledge from other creative experiences, such as life drawing which lead me to understand the human form, Illustration for fashion illustrations with a difference, and Fine Art which still influences my print techniques and approach today.