Manimekala Fuller

Fashion print designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Manimekala (Mekala) Fuller is a young womenswear fashion designer specialising in print and surface decoration, currently based in London, UK. After graduating from the prestigious BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at the University of Westminster, London, UK in 2018, Mekala is now a freelance fashion and accessories designer, while also developing her namesake luxury brand, “Manimekala”. Her time at Westminster included a successful year of working in the fashion industry, both in London and abroad. Her talent lies in surface decoration, using traditional hand techniques such as hand-painting, screen-printing, dyeing, and hand-embroidery in combination with new technologies such as digital printing, sublimation printing, CAD embroidery, laser cutting and digital jacquard weaving. With her breadth of technical knowledge and experimental experience she creates innovative and modern textile designs, then showcases them in her bold, yet elegant garment designs. Mekala’s design work has been recognised by the international fashion industry - her graduate collection saw her selected as one of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s CFDA+ Graduates of 2018, a finalist in the Italian 2018 International Talent Support competition, and a finalist in the 2018 London College of Fashion x Cass Art #DRAWFASHION illustration competition.

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Skills

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Textile Design
  • Printed Textiles
  • Embroidery
  • Embellishment
  • Pattern Design
  • Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Fashion Accessories

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of Westminster

    University of Westminster

    • Education & Research
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    Clio Peppiatt

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      Roksanda

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        Holly Fulton

        Work history

        Currently

        Designer

        MANIMEKALA

        Jun 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Independent luxury print-based fashion brand, stocked in central London concept store. • Manage entire business - garment/accessory design, sourcing and development, sampling and production, PR/marketing and sales. Ethical and environmentally-responsible UK-based sampling and micro-production methods, including hand-printing and “zero waste” approach. • Participated in “Westminster Pop Up”, a week-long London pop up shop in collaboration with other creative entrepreneurs from the University of Westminster.

        2018

        Student Ambassador

        National Saturday Club

        Feb 2018 - May 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Assisted University of Westminster Fashion tutors in teaching fashion to students aged 13-16 for the National Saturday Club, in collaboration with the British Fashion Council. • Responsible for 1-on-1 teaching of technical skills, specialising in print and embroidery techniques including screen-print, sublimation print, shibori hand-dyeing and hand-embroidery.

        2017

        Design Assistant

        Manish Arora

        Jan 2017 - Aug 2017
        • Delhi, India
        • Internship
        • • Designed digital print, CAD embroidery and jacquard fabric artworks for AW17, Resort 18 and SS18 collections. Supervised development and sampling of print stories, including engineering garment pattern placements. • Personally responsible for designing collaborations and custom orders for clients. • Assisted with embroidery and accessory design, editorial and product shoots.

        2016

        Embroidery Intern

        Roksanda

        Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Created and developed hand-embroidered samples for SS17 and Resort 17 collections. • Visual research for embroidery, material sourcing, assisted with embroidery tech packs. • Personally responsible for fixing final embroideries on sample garments for shows, shoots and sales meetings.

        2016

        Studio Intern

        Holly Fulton

        Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Main duties included sewing and altering toiles, accurate tracing of patterns, fabric sourcing and preparation, and assisting with tech packs for factories. • Responsible for hand-sewing embellished show garments for AW16 collection.

        2015

        Design Intern

        Clio Peppiatt

        Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Assisted with design research, fabric sourcing, pattern cutting, and garment construction. • Assisted with SS15 LFW presentation. Acted as brand ambassador at BFC showroom.