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Olivia Ijoyah

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Olivia Ijoyah

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Detail-orientated fashion design graduate with a keen interest in menswear design and pattern cutting. I am an enthusiastic learner, with a positive can-do attitude, a great communicator both verbal/written, a team player who takes initiative and is accustomed to working in a fast passed fashion environment. Currently looking for a career in fashion design and production.
Projects credited in
  • Christopher Kane SS18
Work history
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    Pattern Room InternChristopher Kane
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    • Pattern making and cutting: Accurately copied patterns, adjusting measurements when needed, ready to be placed and pinned onto fabric. Precisely cut-out patterns in fabric using print placement skills and fabric knowledge. • Sewing: Completed multiple final garments to be sent to various celebrity clients and E-commerce shoots, e.g. Hand sewing crystals and other embellishments, hand sewing hems, and quality control. • Organisation and management: Supported studio team when needed by fulfilling various tasks, e.g. Organising studio space, picking up patterns from the graders, organising samples/patterns, and managing fabric room. • Assisted the production team in sourcing fabric and trims from local suppliers.
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    Design InternBerthold
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    • Research: Conducted research into the luxury menswear market to identify trends and opportunities for A/W 18 collection. Researched the brand's new concept and specifications, documenting relevant images, colour palettes, fabrics (gathering samples), and silhouettes. • Created and maintained comprehensive and exhaustive style sheets and mood-boards containing research. • Teamwork and Creativity: Worked collaboratively with the design team to produce samples that were on brand and achieved the designer’s vision. • Adobe Creative Suite/CAD: Created detailed specification drawings for tech pack using Adobe Illustrator e.g. providing front and back view, proportions, trimmings, etc., for all AW18 Collection. • Tech Packs: Created/maintained clear and detailed A/W 18 tech packs across multiple garment types ensuring comments, revisions/changes were captured and circulated amongst the team. • Pattern making and cutting: Created and developed pattern pieces for new collections. • Sewing: Constructed all toiles for the AW18 collection and constructed final production garments. • Design: Designed initial garments from research gathered for the new collection and developed them further with the design team. • Fitting: Assisted in fittings, taking detailed notes on amendments, and updating technical sketches. • Fabric Sourcing: Sourced fabric suppliers using multiple resources both online and offline, e.g. local fabric suppliers and internal resources such as existing supplier relationships. • Team Work and Organisation: Provided support to the studio team where and when needed e.g. organised samples and patterns, assisted in fittings, e-commerce shoots, and garment quality control.
Skills
  • Sewing
  • CAD Design
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Microsoft Office