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Nga Le Pham

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Nga Le Pham

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Dedicated, creative & skilled recent fashion design graduate with particular interest in textiles and sustainable practices within the fashion industry; currently seeking new opportunities to further develop industry knowledge and competence. Strong technical skills, particularly in freehand sketching, illustration and CAD through academic background from London College of Fashion and Kingston School of Art as well as working experiences with Erdem, Emilia Wickstead & CIMONE. Previously, finalist in H&M x LCF Design for Sustainability (2016), Kering Award for Sustainability (2018).
Projects
  • Illustration Series 04.2020A new series of markmaking illustrations developed during the lockdown Mixed media collage & mark-making
  • AW20 | Hanoi36StreetsTravelling across 36 streets of Hanoi Ancient Quarters, where the past and present intertwine on a daily basis, this project explores the long-standing trading and vendor culture and pays tribute to the traditional caraftsmanship behind the vibrant storefronts of the area. Research particularly focuses on the bamboo weaving techniques and the bulky silhouette of the tirelessly hard-working street vendors, which have been translated into abstract quilted textiles and oversized silhouettes respect
  • Through the Thread of TimeTasked to research on an archival object – a 1950s Palestinian Djellabah from the Ramallah region, I looked at the relevant garments and accessories associated with it and subsequently, at the region's socio-political history and its influence on the development of its clothing and textiles; concluding that these form an important role in preserving traditions and constructing a unified national identity. Eventually, I came to the same conclusion by digging into the history of Vietnamese traditi
  • Localized ModernismBA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear - Year 3 (2018) This graduation collection uses modernist principles of design (simplicity & refinement, nothing-to-hide, clean lines) to reimagine the Vietnamese national dress and Vietnamese H'mong ethnic community's uniform. Whilst the collection pays tribute to the past by retaining the traditional elegance of the national dress and incorporating elements inspired by ethnic textiles, it also celebrates modernity through the use of crisp white
  • Perfected ImperfectionsBA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear - Year 2 (2017) The project seeks to refine my personal aesthetic through research & analysis of the themes and topics that align with my style and those that oppose it; exploration of ways to unify the gathered research into a coherent collection reflective of my character as a designer. The project also re-visits the topics of sustainability and functionality seen in previous ones.
  • World War II through Tim Burton's Eyes | H&M x LCF: Design for SustainabilityBA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear - Year 1 (2016) Combining elements from Tim Burton’s quirky yet intriguing universe and World War II fashionnn, the project explores innovative ways of recycling old clothes and creating new garments. The group project was part of the H&M x LCF Design for Sustainability Competition. My group was selected as one of 8 groups, whose collection was showcased at H&M stores around London during Fall-Winter 2016 fashion week. My group’s collection was one
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Projects credited in
Work history
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    Textiles Design AssistantRejina Pyo
    London, United KingdomInternship
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    Embroidery and RTW Design AssistantErdem
    London, United KingdomInternship
    • Assisting Embroidery designer Vivi Raila in designing embroidery details; photographing & archiving samples; producing placement mock-ups on accessories; digitally editing samples for seasonal Sales Book; pinning research boards for upcoming seasons; 
digitally adjusting market reductions • Assisting Print team in extracting, cleaning & developing print elements from details inside research images; assisting in meetings between the Print team and other departments, mainly Product Development and Production teams 
 • Assisting Ready-to-Wear team in the general organization in preparation for the fashion show • Assisting in daily organization of the design & fitting rooms 

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Skills
  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Research
  • Textiles
  • Illustration
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
Education
    MastersKingston School of Art
    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
    Bachelor of Arts with HonoursLondon College of Fashion, UAL
    London, United Kingdom
    - Shortlisted Candidate for Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion - Group project displayed at H&M flagship store during LFW '16 for H&M x LCF: Designing for Sustainability campaign - Finalist for CassArt x LCF Fashion Illustration Competition
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Awards
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    Shortlisted candidate for Kering Award for Sustainable FashionLCF x Kering
    The Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion was launched in 2014 as part of the five-year partnership between Kering and the London College of Fashion. Each academic year, two of Kering’s luxury fashion brands set a brief for final year BA and MA students to respond to, which focuses on specific and real-life industry challenges. My proposal focused on preserving Vietnamese ethnic communities and the textile craftsmanship they have been producing for generations through partnership with high luxury brand - Alexander McQueen.
    Shortlisted candidate for British Fashion Council x Burberry Design CompetitionBritish Fashion Council
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