- Bartley Green, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I am a 2008 graduate of “Fashion Design for Industry” BA (Hons) from The Scottish School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels. Since beginning studies formore...I am a 2008 graduate of “Fashion Design for Industry” BA (Hons) from The Scottish School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels. Since beginning studies for my degree, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience within the fashion industry including working with the designer Christopher Kane, dressing at London Fashion week, working at Made by Niki Lingerie, freelance design projects, fashion styling and working at various high end retail outlets such as Jane Davidson in Edinburgh. I wish to specialise in lingerie design and enjoy making my own garments. In June 2011, I will be completing the course, Bra Making for Beginners, at De Montfort University.
I have just completed an internship with Made By Niki Lingerie which has enabled me to learn a great deal about the contour industry. However I want to further my career within a position that is more focused towards design and will allow me to strengthen and develop my skills within this area of the industry.
From my experience to date I have been able to learn the importance of travel as a source of inspiration. As a direct result of this I was based in Toronto, Canada in 2009. Here I was able to take in a variety of different trends and inspirations, sourcing fabrics and trimmings to create some of my own garments which I find extremely rewarding.
The experience I have gained to date has allowed me to understand what is required of me to work within the industry; I am hard working, dedicated, willing to take on and tackle new challenges. I can work under pressure within a high energy environment and enjoy working both individually and as part of a team. I am detail orientated and an astute learner and would be grateful if you would consider giving me the opportunity to work with you.
I feel that I would flourish in the creative, fast paced environment within the industry. I regularly keep up to date with current trends by researching new ideas and concepts from trend publications and fashion blogs to also being inspired by my daily surroundings.
I wish to gain more relevant experience within the contour industry and therefore would be especially grateful if you would consider me as a suitable candidate to work within your company. I would be very grateful of any opportunity to work with you and your team. I have attached my CV for your consideration.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response,
Area Covered: Lingerie Design
Summary: Web Advertising: A creative digital agency, I occasionally assist the company with creating web pages and general tasks within the office. I work with various computer packages including website Content Management Systems.
Beautifully Boudoir. A lingerie and corset specialist in Edinburgh. I worked in the boutique as a fitting advisor. February 2010-April 2010, employment ended due to company finances.
Edinburgh Fashion Festival. Dresser for Vivienne Westwood, Jonathon Saunders and Matthew Williamson. May 2006
Lavish and Squalor. Toronto, Canada, an independent, luxury fashion boutique, worked as a sales advisor. July-November 2009. Work terminated due to work visa ending.
Jane Davidson. A small independent boutique in Edinburgh stocking designer brands such as Diane von Furstenberg, Cacharel, Paul and Joe and Herve Leger. I worked as a Personal Shopper developing and maintaining my own client base. I was involved in the visual merchandising within the store, selecting outfits for seasonal fashion shows and coordinating looks. Researching competitor brands and products. I suggested new brands, two of which were chosen. I was involved in the maintenance of the website, photographing new products and editing in Photoshop. Full time position, July 08- May 09.
Fashion Stylist- for Charlie Miller Hair dressing. The company took part in a national competition called Lo’real Talent Spotting. The brief was to create outfits for 6 female models and 4 male models within a theme. The competition had 2 stages and we were successful in both, going on to win the overall competition, with many complements on the overall styling and clothing of the models. September 2008- October 2009.
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh- Whistles concession fashion sales assistant. Part time position whilst studying at University September 06 April-07.
Job Title: Intern
Company: Christopher Kane
Description: Worked as a design assistant- June 2007. My duties included;
Pattern cutting for S/S 07 collection, creating copy of patterns for reference
Worked with the designer on fabric manipulation ideas
Created design features to assist the designers toiling process
Alterations to sample garments and cut fabric for machinists
Asked to return in September to assist with his show in London Fashion Week 2007
Job Title: Intern
Company: Made by Niki Lingerie
Description: Made By Niki Lingerie. Sewing and Quality Control Internship. October- December 2010. My duties included;
Carrying out repairs- sewing garments
Measuring samples and identifying faults
Packing and sending customer and wholesale orders
Assisting with and carrying out fitting of samples from the factory
Made By Niki Lingerie: I was asked to return to the company for a further two months to carry out a Sales placement. February-April 2011. My duties included;
To research new stores and boutiques suitable for the brand
Working with different data bases to maintain their client base- CMS
Building new relationships with new stores and leads
Packing orders for wholesale and consumers
Maintain stock levels
Sewing and repairing where needed
Quality checking production deliveries
Education Summary: Heriot-Watt University – BA Hons Fashion Design for Industry (2004-2008) 2:1 classification. Major degree based skills learned and perfected at university:
Knitting on ‘V’ bed/ Domestic machine
Adobe Illustrator (basic)
Experience of Lectra’s Modaris
Good use of colour
Awareness of current trends
and trend prediction
De Montfort University Leicester: Bra Making for Beginners, (this course will be complete in June 2011):
Gain experience of, industrial machinery specific to lingerie manufacture
Gain an appreciation of pattern shapes, fabric types & uses, and lingerie components and application
Produce soft and wired lingerie styles to a professional standard
Understand construction methods and variables such as elastic tension and areas of additional support, e.g. taping underarms or around cups.
The Mary Erskine School (1991-2004):
Standard Grades - 7 credit awards.
Higher Awards - Art and Design A, Business Management A, French B, English B and Spanish B
Advanced Higher Awards- Art and Design C, Business Management C.