I am currently working as a self-employed designer/researcher on projects utilizing my fine art and design background. My work under Adjoa Armah has appeared in Dazed and Confused, French Vogue, Vogue China, Another Magazine online, www.vogue .com, Evening Standard print and online, www.tatler.com, www.nowfashion.com, www.catwalking.com, Substance Magazine and Stylesight (now WGSN). As well as working on fashion projects, I have worked as freelance textiles consultant on furniture projects for a technology startup.
Commissioned by Valarie Steele, I research and write short (1000-2000 words), descriptive and analytical essays about a variety of fashion related topics. This archive is aimed at students, early career researchers and established researchers. As such, it requires language and information that is intellectually challenging yet accessible to a broad readership.
I mentored students ranging from 6th form to final year BA, preparing them for the industry. This included taking part in panel discussions to help young people get into the fashion industry and portfolio reviews/development.
This position included pattern cutting for jersey and woven materials, textiles development, various textiles hand fabrication techniques, sourcing material and CAD work.
In this role I assisted in overseeing production, digital print design, pattern placement, pattern alteration for production, design research, draping, flat pattern cutting, design development, sourcing materials and CAD work.
At Arise, I worked closely with editors across fashion, beauty and culture. I conducted research and coordinated shoots and features. Additionally, I liaised between the in-house team, PR’s, talent, designers and agents to insure shoots and features went smoothly.
This role involved working on the shop floor to enable costumers to pick appropriate items from second hand luxury goods spanning from the 1920’s to the present. I was also responsible for buying stock at different market levels for 3 shops, training junior staff and visual merchandising.
Assisting Karl Plewka involved working across editorial shoots, advertising (still and moving image) and fashion shows for companies including Vogue Italy, Vogue China, Vogue Japan, Pop Magazine, Purple Magazine, Rocco Barocco and Ralph Lauren. I conducted visual research and coordinated projects, liaising between PR’s, designers, agents and magazines.