Sarah E Buchanan
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Sarah E Buchanan

Established Womenswear DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Sarah E Buchanan
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Sarah E Buchanan

Established Womenswear DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
Established with a varied background and over 8 years in industry: across high end and high street, experience in account management as well as design, Sarah often brings a uniquely informed perspective to design. Consistently delivering on brief and on time, Sarah has built a reputation across Womenswear departments at high-street giants for reliability and insightful design with a high hit-rate and sale through, including regular repeat styles. She has a sense of wonderment in approach to design with an innovative attitude, working to secure the dream whilst utilising her sales experience to keep one eye on the budget, lead time and production abilities. Have an enquiry? Please don’t hesitate to send a message.
Projects
  • Fluxe Folio
    Fluxe FolioExample of work, designed, developed and sold during my time with highstreet supplier Fluxe.
  • Commercial Folio
    Commercial FolioMoodboards, designs and final garments created for highstreet giants ASOS, River Island and Silk Fred.
  • SAMPLE FOLIO
    SAMPLE FOLIO
  • Empire of the Clouds
    Empire of the CloudsEmpire of the Clouds is a dramatic futuristic representation of aviation achievements, throughout the past, present and future. Inspired by the true design innovation and achievement from machines of flight throughout the entirety of the concept. Focusing on model making to gain a unique perspective and develop an understanding of the overwhelming human drive, almost obsession, to achieve what we cannot do naturally, to fly.
  • Acheivement of the Machine
    Acheivement of the MachinePassionate about research Buchanan has a meticulous attitude towards uncovering all elements in a concept. In this collection it enabled a distinctive perspective to a large subject, creating a concept based around model making and accessibility of a globally collective dream. Through innovative use of materials and conceptual pattern cutting, Buchanan has achieved striking shapes and confident structural lines, reflecting the impressive machines that inspired. Fascination with the utterly indescribable, near magical, machines that are so integrated, ordinary and standardised, motivated a need to highlight what a truly extraordinary achievement flight, both modern and historical actually is. The simple fact that more is known about space and our surrounding atmosphere than the depths of our own oceans, demonstrates so clearly what a shared and magnificent dream flight has, and always will be.
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Work history
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    Junior Designer and Account Manager ASOSFluxe ltd
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    − Leading Designer on Jumpsuits, generating highest sales figures for Fluxe at ASOS. − Secondary Designer to all other ASOS accounts. − Design for all Fluxe customers. − Negotiating and closing sales consistently above margin. − Troubleshooting tricky orders to profitably gain them. − Successfully evolving others design to fit price and securing sales. − Developing new platforms and content. − Managing Sales Support team.
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    Established DesignerLOADED
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Working closely with in house pattern cutters and machinists, as well as specing styles to be made externally, we develop styles for a spectrum of UK retailers. Designing collaboratively alongside both in house and customer Design, Buying and Production teams, across Woven and Jersey product areas. Using inspirational trips, such as to Europe, London shopping and the Races to be surrounded by our customer and truly absorb how she wears our product. Successfully feeding this back to the teams and new development meetings with the customer, to create stronger product and secure higher sales. Translating customer needs into a cohesive offering, whilst balancing production capabilities, we are reactive to social media to ensure we are the first offering new product or fabric translations, as well as collating research to inform on emerging trends and micro trends that is inline with the customer vision. Co-ordinating juniors to help prepare for meetings etc, whilst mentoring them to improve skills and advance in the team.
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Skills
  • Fashion
  • Shoes
  • Assistant
  • Design
  • Pre Production
  • Product Development
  • Technical Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Adobe
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Fashion Design Technology WomenwearLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    Complete design and development process from research and design to pattern cutting and make
Awards
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    Best 3-Way CollaborationFashion156.com
    Awarded for graduate collection by Fashion156.com http://www.fashion156.com/daily-blog/f156-graduate-showcase-week-sarah-buchanan-claire-kelly-and-georgina-howling/