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Menswear design specialist. Enthusiastic, hard working and creative looking for design and research development projects specialising in menswear! 3 years Industry experience in commercial companies both small and large scale Experienced in communicating with factories and producing sample collections and developments in both UK and Europe Confident across Jersey, knitwear, accessories, CMT and Fully Factored product. Excellent CAD skills across all Adobe software Confident Fabric sourcing Growing network of manufacturers and fabric mills both UK and Europe Confident range planner Eye for detail in design and construction Creative researcher Reliable, organised and hard working, committed to meeting deadlines. Education : MA Fashion Menswear, Kingston University - Distinction BA(Hons) Fashion Design University of Leeds Experience : Oliver Spencer, Designer 1 year/present TOPMAN Ltd. Design Assistant - 1 Year SARAH HELLEN - own brand focussing on Welsh traditional craft and UK manufacture Dodd Clothing, London Mirja Rosendahl, London Hien Le, Berlin Anna Kleihues, Berlin Mjolk, New YorkLocked Pro Plan feature
Combining traditional rural crafts from Wales with contemporary menswear - own label. Working with independent craftspeople across Wales to develop traditional ways of making into a contemporary menswear market context. Sponsored by the ukti 'Britain is Great' at Liberty Fairs trade show New York AW16. LCM emerging designer showrooms, AW15/SS15/AW16 BFC NEWGEN MEN One to Watch SS16
Designer at contemporary British Menswear brand. Responsible for full cycle of collection development including research and collection concept building; inc. mood and colour story boards, through to design development, range planning, sample collection development direct with factories, garment construction and fit reviews. Role included: Creating technical specifications and communicating with factories to produce sample collections Fabric and Yarn Sourcing Worked across Knitwear, Jersey, Shirting, Outerwear, trousers tailoring, Accessories inc. knitted, leather and woven Market and competitor research Customer profile building Vintage garment research
Assistant to the Design team - Topman. Role included: Trend research and concept building Creating mood and colour stories Presenting trends to the buying team Creating technical packs - factory ready Range building Market research Competitor analysis CAD drawing
Distinction. Received a special commendation award for my FMP and nomination for entrepreneurship award.
2:1 Including a year in Industry; internships in Berlin and NYC