- London, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
I am a Royal College of Art trained Womenswear Knitwear designer who has experience in luxury knitwear design and production. This includes skills in pattern cutting, hand knittingmore...I am a Royal College of Art trained Womenswear Knitwear designer who has experience in luxury knitwear design and production. This includes skills in pattern cutting, hand knitting and being proficient across a range of knit machines (domestic, Dubied, Shima Seiki, Morat). I am also able to communicate with factories and create technical drawings and specs.
Area Covered: London
Work Experience Summary: Spring/Summer 2010
Royal College of Art
âï¿½ï¿½ Designed and produced an 8 look MA Collection which was then shown at the end of Graduate Fashion Week.
âï¿½ï¿½ I was able to set and work to personal deadlines.
âï¿½ï¿½ Be able to self edit work.
âï¿½ï¿½ Was able to keep a cool head under high pressure.
âï¿½ï¿½ Kept the collection line-up and flats up to date, with relevant fabric swatches.
âï¿½ï¿½ Liaised with factories to organise samples and toiles.
âï¿½ï¿½ Helped with research for both the current and new seasons collection.
âï¿½ï¿½ Built and implemented the knit and jersey archives.
2006 - 2008
Julia Pines Knitwear
âï¿½ï¿½ Knit, construction and finishing of samples for trade fairs.
âï¿½ï¿½ Quality checked all garments.
October 2006 - December 2006
Catherine Tough Textiles, Country Living Fair
âï¿½ï¿½ Helped to propose possible new designs and colour stories.
âï¿½ï¿½ Constructed and finished products.
âï¿½ï¿½ Performed quality checks on all products.
âï¿½ï¿½ Provided general customer service and sales skills at the trade fairs.
I have also had work experience with the Grand Designs Road Show (May 2006), and at Paul Smith during London Fashion Week (February 2006).
Education Summary: September 2008 - July 2010
Royal College of Art, MA Womenswear Knitwear
September 2005 - June 2008
Chelsea College of Art and Design, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2:1
September 2004 - July 2005
Newcastle College, Diploma in Art Foundation, Distinction.