- London, GB
- £22 /hr
- Available now
Working as a Freelance Pattern Cutter as well as Couture/Bridal Designer & Costume Designer. London
I describe myself as a self-motivated senior (Honour Degree) Fashion Designer, Maker, Pattern Designer. I was also graduated in 2008 at London College of Fashion with a Mastermore...I describe myself as a self-motivated senior (Honour Degree) Fashion Designer, Maker, Pattern Designer. I was also graduated in 2008 at London College of Fashion with a Master Degree in Costume Design for Performance.
Since then, I have been working in various Artistic Projects and collaborating with a number of Art Directors, Choreographer and Performers such as Marie Gabrielle Rotie, Phillip Neil martin and Maddelaine Trigg. Therefore, I have worked managing production budgets, supervising team work, prototypes making, fitting schedules, deadlines, etc.. I have good skills in almost every field of fashion, but I have specialised myself in Bridal Evening wear and Haute Couture dresses, where I have more than four years experience as a Designer, Creative Pattern Cutter and Grader, as well as Workroom Supervisor and Head Fitter and Maker. I started my experience few years ago at Pronovias at Harrods where I worked with very well known Designer names, such as Ellie Saab, Valentino or Manuel Mota. After that, I worked nearly 3 years for Ritva Westenius as the Creative Pattern Cutter /Grader as well as Fitter and Alterations Manager, Toilist,Head Fitter Couture Dressmaker of the company. Currently working as a freelance Couture and Bridal Designer and Creative Pattern Cutter and Maker across the UK.
October 2007-January 2009- M.A. Costume Design for Performance at London College of Fashion. London.
October 2000- June 2003 - Honour Degree in Fashion Design higher education in the Superior school of Art and Design. Alcoy, (Alicante) Spain.
April 2013 – Present (4 months). Freelance Costume Designer for Alchemic Order. London
-Conceptual research of the piece.
-Characters breakdown and sketches.
-To Design the patterns and toiles.
-To Make the Costumes.
December 2012 – Present (8 months ).Freelance Creative Pattern Cutter at Beulah London Ltd and other companies across the UK
- Create first patterns from original designs.
- Toiling first designs.
- Amend changes needed in the patterns.
- Get the patterns ready for production.
My latest work for Beulah was published in exclusive in Hello Magazine No 1282 / 24 June 2013
May 2009 – Present (4 years 3 months). London, United Kingdom Freelance Couture and Bridal Designer and Maker
I Design and Create for my clients from the first sketch of what it would be their dream dress, to the last stitch which complete the beautiful and unique Bespoke piece.
March 2010 – December 2012. West End Designs (London), Ltd T/A Ritva Westenius.
Ritva Westenius Label, awarded the Best British Bridal Designer 2012. My Role:
-Creative Pattern Cutter/ Grader -Fittings and Alterations Manager -Head Fitter and Workroom Manager -Couture Dressmaker -Toilist
April 2011. The show was part of the Designers Collective La Strada in the O2 venue. London. My Role : Costume Designer of my own performance piece called Marat/Sade.
April 2009-February 2011. SUTRE’s Performance by Madaleine Trigg, is selected and exhibited at Kinetica Art Fair in London .The Performance is selected on the XXXIV International Theatre Festival of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Spain .and performed at the Spill Festival. National Theatre Studio. London. My Role: Costume Designer and Maker
January 2011 MYTHIC the last solo Performance of Choreographer and Artistic Director Marie Gabrielle Rotie at Laban Theatre, London. MYTHIC was touring the UK till September 2012. My Role: Costume Designer and Maker
February 2007-March 2010 . PRONOVIAS (Awarded as Best European Wedding Dress Company) at Harrods. London. My Role:
-Pattern Cutter/Grader -Garment Technologist -Workroom Supervisor -Head Fitter and Seamstress
February 2009. “Voices of Asylum” by Phillip Neil Martin. This is the new short film to promote the Roundhouse. London. My Role: Designer and Maker Collaborator
February- June 2008 – AKADEMI dance Company for the London College of Fashion. London. My Role: Designer and Maker Collaborator
November 2002- October 2003 –Boutique “ El Frances S.L” Company. Lorca (Murcia). Spain. My Role: Head Designer and Creative Pattern Cutter
More than 5 years’ experience in Pattern Cutter, Grader and Creative Pattern Cutter.
More than 5 years’ experience in Garment Technician dealing with UK makes workrooms and Far East factories.
Skilled in Photoshop, Freehand and Illustrator.
I am competent with Microsoft Office
Professional dancer for more than 7 year
Basic professional photography skills.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.
July 2011. Costume Designer selected to represent the UK in Prague.
November-December 2008.Introduction to Puppetry at City Lit Education Centre.London.
March- June 2007. Introduction to Period costume Design workshop at London College of Fashion
November 2003. “Creation and developing oneself company”.
May 2002. Practices in a European Company. Paris (France)
May 2001. Knitwear Course at Aitex. Alcoy. (Alicante)
June 2001. Practices in a European Company. Lyon – Paris (France)
January- March 2002 – Knitwear Collection sold to “Paya Carchano S.L” Company. Alcoy (Alicante). Spain.
Mother tongue: Spanish.
Fluent use of English spoken and written.
Costume, Bridal and Couture Designer/ Creative Pattern Cutter .Owner of Fran Rios London ,Bridal and Couture label.