Menswear Fashion Designer
I'm a menswear fashion Designer with a degree in fashion design at the university of Ravensbourne in London, recently finished an exciting 6 month period in Spain working for Inditex brand Stradivarius, part of their new and fresh menswear team. Fashion and design is something I feel strongly about, it allows my artists side to express its self as well as my interest and knowledge of business, it allows me to apply my passion to the fashion industry.
University and my first 6 month in Spain has been a massive learning curve for me, it has taught me wealth of skills and techniques, such as advanced skills in pattern cutting and tailoring, in-depth knowledge of Photoshop and illustrator. I have a natural ability when it comes to fashion illustrations as well as confidant use of a variety of sewing machines. Working for Inditex has taught me even more about applying my skills within industry as well as learning how a business giant like Inditex works within the fashion industry. Its taught me another way of designing based on monthly concepts and changing my designs and ideas based on sales reports and trends weeks before its released into the shops. Truly innovating and fast fashion like I’ve never experienced before.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
BA Hons in Fashion Design at Ravensbourne University 2015-2017
Mandarin – I am qualified to:
Grade: 2 Speaking
Grade: 1 Listening
Sewing and Machine work- extensive knowledge and skill in machine work and hand sewing.
Repeat print and placement print- experience in creating prints using photo shop and illustrator as well as hand made prints.
Drawing and Rendering- exceptional skill in drawing and rendering especially when doing fashion illustrations using pencil and water colours.
Pattern Cutting- well rounded knowledge of pattern cutting, including in-depth tailoring techniques.
CAD Based Design- experienced use of Photoshop and illustrator, good knowledge and ability when creating Tech Packs and flat drawings on illustrator. As well as industry knowledge and experience on creating and art working prints.
Illustrator and Photoshop- exceptional ability to sue both adobe, Illustrator and Photoshop years of experience in using both to create and render designs as well as do CADS and Tech files.
Presentations and Team leading- wealth of experience leading a team of people and taking responsibilities. As well as experience in presenting trends and concepts to senior members of a team and company
Empathic – I enjoy helping people learn new skills and passing on my experience’s to them in order that they can improve their own abilities in return.
October 2013- 2017-Bar tender, Supervisor and Management, Stones Events, Leicester.
· Managing major client’s weddings during the summer period
·supervising at events up and down the country, leading certain sectors and a team on events and running one man events for the likes of Ferrari and McLaren
April 15th- June 14th 2016- M&S Menswear Design Team, Edgewear Road, London.
·Working with a range of designer departments to create prints and Cads
·Designed and created the art work for Leicester cities champion t-shirt for M&S in order for it to be sent to Factories and 20,000 sold across Leicestershire.
·Trend research and forecasting for M&S A/W 17/18
July 2nd 2017- January 2nd 2018- Stradivarius-Inditex- Barcelona- Spain.
· Menswear designer for Stradivarius menswear specializing in Denim and Flat trousers.
·Meeting with suppliers and denim specialists to find the best quality fabrics and the next new trend in denim.
·Working within a reactive and fast fashion structure, where we would react and design monthly based on sales results and customer feedback.
·Being lead designer for denim with in menswear at Stradivarius, meaning I would have to do trend forecasting and design. Then this will need developing into trend walls for each month and presenting to the team and then to the rest of the heads of the company.
Collaborations and Achievements
May-June 2016 – Years and Years world Tour- Collaborated with Gonja Belikli- Ravensbourne Womenswear fashion student
Submitted designs that were judged by Olly Alexander, we that manufactured the design and delivered them to his stylist.
The stage outfit was then worn at his performance in Birmingham and LA
It features in magazines such as Dazed.
Winner of Stradivarius Competition for British fashion council 2016/17
·The winner of a Stradivarius set brief where I had to create a project based on the brief set, this is then selected and submitted by the university and then by BFC to be judged by Stradivarius.
·The finals included a interview and presentation process competing again 8 finalists.
·The award was a cash prize and a full-time role in the head office in Barcelona.
Hobbies and Interests.
High temp sports such as swimming competitively and football.
Meeting new people from around the world and experiencing new cultures.
Swimming club team captain at Oadby and Wigston Swimming Club, I also help with club coaching and teaching.
Painting and Photography