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Believing in strong style and with an awareness of fast moving trends I am a collector of ideas with a keen eye for style, colour and silhouette. A wide look on the world and an inquisitive mind generate my innovative styling and strong design sense. I use initiative, ask questions and solve problems. After setting up my own business I have a wide range of skills to offer to a wide variety of job specs. I am highly organised and motivates.Locked Pro Plan feature
OTTI is designed by myself and manufactured in London, England, using local industries and reducing carbon footprint wherever possible. With my background in fashion, and understanding that the throwaway culture of this industry needs to be addressed, I believe in buying less and sourcing wisely. I graduated in Fashion Design at the University of Brighton then moved to London to pursue a career in fashion. After assisting in the industry for some time, I wanted to expand my horizons and started working as a nanny. Running around with pre-schoolers allowed me to see through the eyes of both children and parents, inspiring me to design children’s clothes that are fun, minimal and comfortable. I worked closely with denim in my graduate collection so was naturally drawn to this timeless durable fabric. After nannying for a few years I spotted the lack of simple, stylish denim for children, seeing only fussy mini versions of adult clothes, or overly gendered designs with generic motifs. This is when my ideas for OTTI began to develop. My unique and playful designs and on-trend styling let children stay young for longer. OTTI offers fun, stylish, age appropriate clothing for 2 to 6 year olds - all made from 8oz denim, a fabric that is strong, robust and always in fashion. Out with belts, buckles, rivets and fussy detailing, and in with OTTI’s stripped back relaxed silhouettes and freedom to move and grow. Each OTTI piece has been carefully considered to be worn in multiple ways, layered with other items, and worn by girls and boys. OTTI garments can be worn together to create a complete outfit, or one well chosen piece can simply transform a wardrobe. Even the name of the brand was inspired by the kids. It turns out that pronouncing ‘Lotte’ is hard when you’re only two. So I am fondly called ‘Otti’ by some of my tiny friends.
Working closely with photographer Sam Hiscox. Styled shoots for Spindle Magazine, Dazed and Confused and Fat Boy Slim. Most recently styled a shoot for http://thisisladyland.com/
Working with Costume Designer Jemima Cotter on projects for Commercials, Film and TV.
I have worked with many different families over the last five years. I now look after two children from one family in Camberwell and have been with them for three years.
Being John's Assistant Stylist I worked closely with him on editorial shoots, calling looks in, organising returns, creating strong relationships with PR agencies. Whilst assisting John I got to work on editorials for Another Man and Dazed and Confused. We styled Marques Almeida catwalk shows and styled Deisels Autumn Winter 2013 where we stayed and worked with them for a week in Italy.
As store Manager my role included writing weekly rotas for shop staff. Merchandising shop floor. Quality checking deliveries. Sending out online orders. Key Holder. Writing product descriptions for Glassworks online store. (glassworks-studios.com)
Freelance Design and Production Assistant. Assisting Christopher Shannon in the design process focusing on research. Assisting the production manager with production packs for the factory and technical drawings.
Assisting Lily with the brands that she consults for such as designer Katie Eary. Sending out press releases and creating press contact databases.
Seamstress (full time). In charge of repairing all garments sent from all stores in Europe.
Internship. Sampling for the SS12 collection. Focused on one jacket that was given to me as a special project to pattern cut and sample finishes.
Internship and Cutter. Intern (full time). Sampling, sourcing fabric and British factories for production, working at both London and Paris fashion week meeting with press and buyers. Quality checking of garments before being shipped to stores. Cutter (part time). Cutting specialty garments for production, at a luxury level.
Internship. Visited recycling factories in London and hand picked silk scarfs to be made into jackets. This was my first introduction to sustainable fashion and the creative thinking needed.
At my first trade show in January 2017 I was awarded the 'Best Fashion Brand' Award. After working so hard on getting OTTI kickstarted it was a real achievement to be recognised out of 70 other brands.