RUAN KITCHENER
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RUAN KITCHENER

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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RUAN KITCHENER
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RUAN KITCHENER

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
- Background in Editorial, Ready to Wear & Commercial Fashion. - Prominent experience at leading companies including Eponine London & House of Holland. - Skills include Pattern Cutting, Sample Machining, Hand Sewing, Embellishment & Creative Direction. - Excellent hand drawing abilities, extensive knowledge in Print Design & Development. - Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suit (especially Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign), Excel & Zedonk.
Projects
  • RESURRECTION
    RESURRECTIONThere was once a girl known by everyone and no one. Having escaped a blood soaked basement in a haze of mystery, her mind is forever splintered between memories of the past and the circumstances which have come to define her life. Cut in deep red duchess satin, overlaid with lace and lined with satin, dripping in embellishment with Swarovski crystals and Preciosa glass beads. A hand-dyed rabbit fur collar compliments a matching headdress crafted in velvet, overlaid in lace, trimmed in satin
  • Catalyst for Saint Avenue 2020/2021
    Catalyst for Saint Avenue 2020/2021- Project based workflow - creating flat drawing designs for company clients covering athleisure, party wear & womenswear. - Clients included SAINT AVENUE, ROCHELLE HULME, YEWANDE BILAL, KEITH LEMON & proposal projects for PERRIE EDWARDS. - Worked independently based on briefs given and updating provided on feedback either from my contact or directly from the client. - Creating/amending tech-packs based on final designs ready for factory handovers.
  • MOONLIGHT
    MOONLIGHTA vow of everlasting love. Endless summer evenings and winter days have been long spent amongst the rushes of the water's edge. Patiently waiting by the lake created by her tears from her lament and sorrow, Odile awaits the day her true and faithful love can pledge their loyalty and break her spell. Cut in silk duchess satin, hand dip-dyed in a black-grey gradient, lined in satin and embellished with jet black Swarovski crystals. Draped silk empire duchess satin is sculpted across the bodice
  • Collaboration Horizontale/Scrumpies of Mayfair
    Collaboration Horizontale/Scrumpies of Mayfair- Pro-active leading role in the launch of successful start-up luxury lingerie brand, Scrumpies of Mayfair, being brought in early from in its initial conception. - Instrumental in overseeing each line from concept to launch, successfully transforming the Founders initial vision into a desirable luxury consumer product. - Role included market research, concept mood boards, fabric & trim sourcing, design development (both hand sketches & flat cads), tech-pack & spec creation, creating BOM & line
  • SEAFOAM
    SEAFOAMBut the youngest was the prettiest of them all; her skin was as clear and delicate as a rose-leaf, and her eyes as blue as the deepest sea; but, like all the others, she had no feet, and her body ended in a fish’s tail. A steel bone corset, cut in cotton sateen and draped in layers of delicate folds from the softest silk organza and sparkling lurex tulle. A glitter printed stretch bodysuit is embellished with silk organza and velvet flowers, iridescent flower & seashell sequins, pearls and Swar
  • FAIREST ONE
    FAIREST ONEYou, my queen, are fair; tis true. But Snow White is fairer a thousand times more than you. "Are you afraid of poison?" asked the old woman. "Look, I'll cut the apple in two. You eat the red half, and I shall eat the white half." Now the apple had been so artfully made that only the red half was poisoned. Snow-White longed for the beautiful apple, and when she saw that the peasant woman was eating part of it she could no longer resist. She barely had a bite in her mouth when she fell to the gro
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Projects credited in
  • Fabrik Conditioner 21.07
    Fabrik Conditioner 21.07An endless summer of flair and creativity from Cuero Cuero, Peter Lee Scott, Rive Noire, Drasik Studio, Benny Robinson, Trizz Studio, Beatrice Pegard-Ferry, Evan Langley, Ásh K Halliburton⁠, Ruan Kitchener, SHŌ Studio, Enrique Millán Fuentes-Guerra.
  • House of Holland
    House of HollandA selection of graphic design projects for House of Holland
  • House of Holland — Resort collection 2015
    House of Holland — Resort collection 2015Fashion print design for HOH resort collection.
Work history
    The Royal Opera House logo
    The Royal Opera House logo
    Casual Costume Performance Technician - Costume RevivalsThe Royal Opera House
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Eponine London logo
    Eponine London logo
    Ready To Wear DesignerEponine London
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Design
  • CAD Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Advanced Sewing
  • Textile Design
  • Embellishment
  • Fashion Design
  • Beauty Illustration
  • Moodboard Creation
Education
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    HND Fashion and TextilesArts University Bournemouth
     - Salisbury, United Kingdom
Awards
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    GFW Gala ShowArts University Bournemouth