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ABOUT ME

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I am a womenswear designer heavily interested in and influenced by personal identity, culture and, social history. This is seen through the development of my pre and final collections inspired by The Windrush, my personal identity as a Black-British Londoner and the traditional crafts of the Caribbean. My pre and final collections have allowed me to explore my interest and skill in textiles development, focusing on detailed hand-embroidery work. I have also developed an interest in using unusual and interesting materials including raffia, fur and oil cloths and I have developed my practical skills to be able to work with such materials to create fashion garments.  

SKILLS

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • CAD
  • Microsoft Office
  • Wordpress
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Management
 
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Construction
  • Tailoring Techniques
  • Research
  • Design Development
  • Concept Development
  • Trend Analysis
  • Illustration

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS | Sept 2015 - June 2018

BA (Hons) Fashion

 

university of the arts london | sept 2014 - july 2015 

Certificate in Higher Education - Fashion Design Technology

La Retraite RC Girls’ School | Sept 2012 - July 2014

A Levels Textiles (A*) | English Literature (B) | Economics (B)

 

La Retraite RC Girls’ School | Sept 2007 - July 2012

9 GCSEs A* - A (including English and Maths)
BTEC Business Studies (Distinction)

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ACHIEVEMENTS

ACHIEVEMENTS 

Shortlisted for the British Library x Teatum Jones Competition

I was a shortlisted UCA student in the British Fashion Council ‘British Library x Teatum Jones Competition’ 2018.

 

Women of the Future 2014 Shortlisted Candidate

Shortlisted for the 2014 Women of the Future Awards in the ‘Young Star’ category.

UCA Internal Exhibition Summer & Winter 2017

My design for the Drape Project and my Pre-Collection design were chosen to be displayed in two internal exhibition at UCA.

 

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FAD Junior Awards 2013 Finalist. Final design shown at London
Fashion Week in September 2013.

UCA Internal Exhibition Summer & Winter 2016

My shirt design and tailored jacket design were chosen to be displayed in two internal exhibitions at UCA.

 

gEORGE & FAD GLOBAL TRAVELLER COMPETITION

Winner of the George and FAD Competition at Graduate Fashion Week in 2013.

WORK EXPERIENCE

WAREHOUSE | MARCH - APRIL 2017   Design Assistant Intern | London Assisting with admin tasks, technical drawings & copying patterns.

WAREHOUSE | MARCH - APRIL 2017

Design Assistant Intern | London
Assisting with admin tasks, technical drawings & copying patterns.

SEWN RIGHT | AUGUST 2016   Alterations Assistant | London Assisting with minor alterations and cutting out patterns.

SEWN RIGHT | AUGUST 2016

Alterations Assistant | London
Assisting with minor alterations and cutting out patterns.

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK | JUNE 2016   Dresser | London Volunteer dresser for the 2016 Graduate Fashion Week Gala Award Show.

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK | JUNE 2016

Dresser | London
Volunteer dresser for the 2016 Graduate Fashion Week Gala Award Show.

 
BRUCE OLDFIELD | AUGUST 2014   Studio Assistant | London Assisting the studio team, responsible for the finishing and quality assurance of garments as well as other admin tasks.

BRUCE OLDFIELD | AUGUST 2014

Studio Assistant | London
Assisting the studio team, responsible for the finishing and quality assurance of garments as well as other admin tasks.

MARKS & SPENCER | JUNE 2014   Fashion Illustrator | London Working with the website team on a digital application. Illustrated female figures for their Style Advisor application.

MARKS & SPENCER | JUNE 2014

Fashion Illustrator | London
Working with the website team on a digital application. Illustrated
female figures for their Style Advisor application.

RALPH LAUREN | JULY 2013  Tailoring Assistant | London Assisting the tailoring team with admin tasks, alterations and alteration transfers between Ralph Lauren stores.

RALPH LAUREN | JULY 2013

Tailoring Assistant | London
Assisting the tailoring team with admin tasks, alterations and alteration transfers between Ralph Lauren stores.

INTERESTS