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CV

 

Education and Qualifications:

 

09/2018 – Present               Manchester School of Art, Manchester

                                             Fashion Art Direction L5 – Anticipating, Refining 

 

09/2016 – 01/2018               Manchester School of Art, Manchester

Fashion Design BA (Hons): 1styear - 2:1 / 2ndyear - 2:1, deferred 

Year 1: Research and design - Realization – Unit x 

Contextualizing practice 

Year 2: Design – Directions

                                                                        

09/2014 – 06/2016               St Marylebone C of E Sixth Form, London

A Levels: A A B (Art Textiles, Dance, English Literature) 

AS Level:D (Geography)

 

09/2009 -07/2014                 St Marylebone C of E School, London

11 GCSEs:A*- B (including English, Maths and Science)

 

Employment and Work Experience History:

Assisting backstage at Graduate Fashion Week for Manchester School of Art (2017)

Assisting backstage at Manchester School of art third year degree show (2017)

 - P.A to Courtney Howard, managed the styling / organisation of her collection models

  • Working to an extremely fast paced timetable, showing good time management.

  • Dressing/ undressing models, confident in assisting quick changes.

  • Working as part of a team in a busy backstage environment under extreme pressure.

  • Working fast pace, live shows at industry standards.

  • Setting up beforehand/ unpacking graduate collections.

  • Promotion and flyering.

  • Packing up rails and organising collections.

 

Livity Magazine – British Fashion Council, London (06/2015/07/2015)

T: 020 7326 5979

  • I was selected as 1 of 5 people across England, paid to work with the British Fashion Council, on an initiative to help young people become more knowledgeable about the fashion industry. 

  • This involved a week attending workshops and meetings, 

  • I worked alongside professional designers to co-create a new brand for the British Fashion Council which was launched at London Fashion Week 2015. 

  • I had direct input into the design, marketing and merchandising of the brand, as well as a National Road Show.

  • I worked on projects from home to send into the team. For example, creating mood boards, logos and giving feedback on design work.

 

The British Red Cross, London (07/2013 - 08/2013)

Dance Make Your Move! Dance Festival at the O2 London

T: 0344 871 1111                                                                                                                              

  • Assisting in planning a dance event name ‘Dance Make Your Move!’

  • Administrative tasks including scheduling meetings, writing emails and telephone support.

  • Communicating with the public handing out fliers and raising awareness of the charitable causes.Encouraging charity donations.            

  • Advertising and promoting the event to generate ticket sales.

  • Clear understanding of the event coordination and timetable.

  •  Ensuring quality event design and customer satisfaction

  • Acting hostess at the o2 Arena, London, greeting the public and escorting groups.

 

Further skills and interests:

 

  • Print and Textile manipulation

  • Illustration

  • Technical Sewing

  • Photography

  • Styling

  • Photoshop and Adobe inDesign 

  • Social Media Management

  • IT Skills: Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Explorer

  • I am always working on my technical design skills; my strength lies in print sampling, illustration and visual research. 

  • Workings well to strict briefs with time constraints 

  • Work well within a team and naturally take leadership roles as I am able to listen to my team members whilst keeping focused on the main objective.

  • Always motivated to work and learn from others.

  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written.

  • I regularly attend exhibitions, such as the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, Liberty in Fashion at the Design Museum and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A.

 

Achievements:

 

  • Bookbound Art Fair 2018

  • In 2017, I was selected as 1 student across 3 years to go to Shanghai, China for 5 weeks and work alongside fashion students from all over the world on a project at the prestigious Donghua University. Obtaining new skills and industry techniques from professors at the most prestigious fashion school in China.

  • In 2015, I was asked to deliver a speech on behalf of the Crafts Council in the House of Commons to an audience of MPs, leaders in Education and The Arts, about my views on the importance of Arts in Education and why they shouldn’t be cut. 

  • Having my own clothing and design work presented in galleries and Catwalk shows at Manchester School of Art and The Deaf Institute.

  • I was selected as 1 of 5 people across England, paid to work with the British Fashion Council, on an initiative to help young people become more knowledgeable about the fashion industry. This involved a week attending workshops and meetings, working alongside professional designers to co-create a new brand for the British Fashion Council which was launched at London Fashion Week 2015. Working closely with Livity Magazine and the BFC, I had direct input into the design, marketing and merchandising of the brand, as well as a National Road Show.

  • In 2017, I was selected as 1 student across 3 years to go to Shanghai, China for 5 weeks and work alongside fashion students from all over the world on a project at the prestigious Donghua University. Obtaining new skills and industry techniques from professors at the most prestigious fashion school in China.

  • In 2015, I was asked to deliver a speech on behalf of the Crafts Council in the House of Commons to an audience of MPs, leaders in Education and The Arts, about my views on the importance of Arts in Education and why they shouldn’t be cut. 

  • I was selected as 1 of 5 people across England, paid to work with the British Fashion Council, on an initiative to help young people become more knowledgeable about the fashion industry. This involved a week attending workshops and meetings, working alongside professional designers to co-create a new brand for the British Fashion Council which was launched at London Fashion Week 2015. Working closely with Livity Magazine and the BFC, I had direct input into the design, marketing and merchandising of the brand, as well as a National Road Show.

  • Having my own clothing and design work presented in galleries and Catwalk shows at Manchester School of Art and The Deaf Institute.

 

References:

Ms. Felicity Read                                              Luca Rotondo                                       

Head of Year 13                                                International Manager & Sales Agent    

St Marylebone School                                       Brandy Melville, Topshop                                 

14 Blandford Street, London                             214 Oxford St, London                          

W1U 4AZ                                                          W1W 8LG                                             

f.read@stmaryleboneschool.com                     07539956044                                      

 

Sarah Easom

Senior Lecturer

Manchester School of Art

Cavendish Street, Manchester

M15 6BR

s.easom@mmu.ac.uk

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