Rebecca Emma Lennox is a British Womenswear Designer who specialises in printed textile design. Rebecca is passionate about practicing ethical fashion with the use of faux fur throughout her graduate collection ‘the banker & the ballerina’. Rebecca’s admiration for design began to bloom in 2012 at the young age of fourteen when she won the Basildon Fashion Awards for her artistic talents. This later resulted in her practicing design on a more serious level during her studies at Nottingham Trent University which led to her being named NJAL’s Best Designer of 2018. Rebecca’s designs are characterised by a distinct elegance with an exaggerated silhouette. She thrives in creating Avant-Guard outcomes with delicate detailing, such as intricate beading, applique techniques and hand painted prints. Rebecca’s graduate collection ‘the banker & the ballerina’ was most recognised for its artistic prints and Russian detailing, alongside its distinct lantern sleeves. Her graduate collection which showcased at Graduate Fashion Week 2018 was inspired by her twin sister, a ballerina as a child and an underwriter trainee to date. She drew inspiration from the Russian heritage of ‘The Ballet Russe’ and the androgynous style of a 1920s banker. The prints showcased in this collection were inspired by the original ‘Russe’ costumes and the story behind the Russian folktale ‘firebird’ which in Stravinsky’s ballet is about a half-woman, half-bird who is captured by Prince ivan who finds her sitting amongst the golden apples outside his palaceLocked Pro Plan feature
DAKS London is a licensor of the DAKS brand. As a part of the design team, the requirement was to produce seasonal concepts to all the licensees with clear and accurate guidelines with the collaboration of the Creative Director, PR & Marketing team and Licensing team. My role at DAKS London is to support the design team to produce creative ideas in a professional manner. Key Tasks: - Design Research - Undertaking general research for menswear, womenswear and accessories, by: . Utilising in-house resources such as internet, books, magazines and periodicals . Utilising external resources such as libraries, shops, markets and museums - Design Work - Working with the approval of Design Manager: . Selecting colours, themes and fabrications for all collections. . Developing first sketches to specification stage . Development and completion of design presentations for individual licensing categories e.g. homeliving (bedding/towels), belts (mens/womens), nightwear (mens/womens), umbrellas (mens/womens), parasols, etc. - Assistance in development of seasonal check. - Development of seasonal mens shirting check. - Assistance in seasonal exclusive fabric developments. - Work closely to seasonal critical path. - Make frequent use of the DAKS Archive for research purposes. - Research and development of seasonal motifs. - Research and development of seasonal print including iconic DAKS 'DD' print and any additional main prints for the season. - Research and design for Childrenswear retail space and prop ideas. - Research and development of Childrenswer seasonal motifs, print and t-shirt graphic ideas. Presentation Work - Putting together presentations for Pre-Merchandise Meetings to Asian Licensees: - Preparing work to presentation standard using Photoshop and Illustrator - Preparing mood boards and trim boards in duplicate
Assisting retail/merchandising and buying team on a temporary basis at Boden headquarters with sample/product management and administrative duties as a buyers admin assistant.
Assisted the print designer, developed additional prints. Worked for both Hawes & Curtis and Ghost, observing weekly print/ design development. Managed admin duties, organised the fabric files and exported the print archive in preparation for Photoshop use
Organised the samples for sales. Managed part of the relocation process of the showroom.
Sourced fabrics, trims and dyes within a small time frame. Took over admin duties and managed Julien’s garment/ accessory storage. Enhanced/ contributed to the manufacture of the knitwear garments/ pattern cutting. Selected to work with Julien’s shoe designer, taking over elements of pattern cutting, resulting in the production of the shoes faster.
Designed future trend inspired geometric prints by hand/ computer illustration using Adobe software’s. Duration: Two Weeks Responsibilities: * Assisting the designer with research and drawings * Experimenting with new ideas for latest trends * Using Photoshop for developing prints * Assisting with CAD designer * Assisting with sample management * Maintaining studio and working as a team
Constructed garments using costume jewellery, replicating and altering new/ old garments. Responsibilities: * producing pieces for special orders and celebrities, new projects
Organised pattern files/ general admin duties. Designed new dresses for SS15, managed the customer/ market mood boards & assisted with trend boards for weekly presentations. Responsibilities: * An understanding & passion for trend research & analysis. * CAD * Good team work & inter-personal skills
Activities: Final Major Project, Research, Design Development, Sampling, Pattern Cutting, Manufacture, Print Design, Textile Design, Competition Design Project, Dissertation.
Activities and Societies: Modules including: Textiles (A*), Fine-Art (A), English Language (C), English Literature (C)
Activities and Societies: Textiles (A), Art (A), English Language (B), English Literature (A), Maths (B), ICT Award (A*), Science (B), Additional Science (B), History: (C), Religious Education (A)