Lydia Claxton

Lydia Claxton

Menswear DesignerLeeds, United Kingdom
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Lydia Claxton

Lydia Claxton

Menswear DesignerLeeds, United Kingdom
About me
Final Year BA (Hons) Fashion Design Student.
Projects
  • Future Commuter
    Future CommuterThe ethos of the collection consists of practicality, innovative design, and a conscious mind. The collection combines sportswear with fine tailoring, giving a futuristic enhancement on everyday tailoring to create high-performing business wear. Sustainable fabrics used in the collection include deadstock wool and recycled nylons. The Initial research that inspired the collection was presented as a dissertation which explored the key components leading up to present day protective clothing, the
  • Second Year Tailoring Project
    Second Year Tailoring ProjectIn the second year tailoring project was where I discovered my love for menswear design. My concept was based on the issues of gun crime and violence, specifically in the U.S. I wanted to raise awareness of this. The designs were inspired by utilitarian themes, practicality, and more visual inspirations such as shapes from weaponry. The first two images were taken by photographer Georgina Oakley.
Projects credited in
  • Meet the GFF 2020 Fashion Technical Drawing Award Nominees
    Meet the GFF 2020 Fashion Technical Drawing Award NomineesTechnical flat lay digital drawings play a huge part within design and manufacturing roles in the fashion industry. Graduate Fashion Foundation is proud to support the important skill and recognise the value it holds. Ensuring a Technical Drawing is correct, to scale and featuring all components is incredibly important to ensure another team member, or factory can manufacture the garment correctly. Meet the award nominees below!
Work history
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    Graduate Fashion Foundation logo
    Backstage AssistantGraduate Fashion Foundation
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    As a backstage assistant I seated guests and made sure all their needs were met. I helped run things backstage; dressing models and making sure they were in the correct order before entering the runway.
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    DresserThe Leeds RAG Fashion Show
     - Leeds, United KingdomInternship
    Responsibilities included: Organising models’ outfits, dressing models, discussing looks with the head stylist, making sure models’ outfits were correct and fit correctly, pinning garments onto models, organisation of outfits after the show, tidying up after the show and making sure garments weren’t damaged and were all put back correctly.
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Skills
  • Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Fashion Design
  • Garment Construction
  • Range Building
  • Trend Analysis
  • Fabric Knowledge
Education
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    BA Fashion DesignLeeds Arts University
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    I am currently in my final year studying Fashion Design graduating 2020. Second year grade: 1:1 (85%)
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Extended Diploma in Art and Design Leeds Arts University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    I did a two-year extended diploma learning art and design skills. In the second year we chose our pathways, mine being Fashion Design where I learnt to show my skills though portfolios and how to construct garments. Final grade: Distinction