Creating embellished samples for the new Salon collection using vintage and archive inspiration. Creating one-off press pieces based on catwalk trends. Sourcing components, fabrics, and colours, as well as creating new season colour palettes. Producing digital and hand drawn artworks for embellishment and embroidery designs. Liaising with suppliers in India and Hong Kong- preparing design packs for production. Attending fabric and supplier appointments at the start of the season.
Embellishing complete runway looks in the run-up to the A/W 2016 LFW show, using Swarovski crystal on wool and jacquard fabrics. Completing production orders for luxury retailers from the S/S 2016 line, involving motif creation and placement. Hand finishing techniques on bespoke client work and bridal dresses to the highest standard. Creating bespoke embellishment to a brief for celebrity/press purposes.
Completing production orders for luxury retailers, ensuring quality control and continuity of design. Repairs on show samples for the MET ball exhibition, returning them to their original standard. New season sampling and creative experimentation. One-off custom orders and bespoke projects.
An intern involved solely with the embroidery design team, working on creative samples, textile manipulation and experimentation, Illustrator work, colour and placement options for production pieces, liaising with factories and aiding with repairs for the show and separate fashion shoots.
Accurate cutting out and hand finishing of final samples and toiles. Repairing and preparing embroideries. Precise pattern tracing and copying. Creating technical packs for the production units. Assisting at fittings and photo-shoots, and LFW show venue for S/S 2014. Creating the large-scale installation in the brand’s first London store. Aiding the design development of childrenswear, knitwear and swimwear lines.
Quality checking garments and fabrics. Accurate tracing and altering of patterns. Assisting with hand sewing and embellishment techniques. Steaming and preparing garments for luxury retailers. Liaising with suppliers and production units.