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1st Class BA HONS Fashion Design University of South Wales

Givenchy X British Fashion Council Fashion Design competition winner 2019

See Project: Architecte de corps

British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) Presenter at University of South Wales 2019

See Project: How Nick Knight has explored preconceptions of who is considered beautiful

Paige designs for a purpose with inspiration from avant-garde, psychology and surrealism to communicate the subjective and often controversial nature of fashion. As well as design, she has a background in retail, product development and production so has developed a holistic view of the industry from working across many platforms. Her focus is primarily womenswear, in which she is motivated to developing innovative solutions to object design binaries attached to traditional garment silhouettes that question issues of identity and restraint within fashion. Her recent work focuses on a three-dimensional psychoanalytical approach to design to understand the limits of both the mind and the body in contemporary embodiment. See Collection

Experience

 

Design Assistant/ Special Project

MARIE CANTENYS STUDIO - January 2020-Febuary 2020

Worked on the design development and production of costumes for dance production ‘Isadora Now’ showing at Barbican London.

-Initial shape research

-Pattern cutting

-Drape and toile development for initial fitting

-Final costume production

 

3D Design Intern, Haute Couture & WRTW

GIVENCHY - July 2019-December 2019

3D research for WRTW Spring Summer 2020, AW 2020 and Haute Couture SS 2020 collections from initial conceptualisation to final realisation.

-3D realisation of visual research from sketches/ collage/ mood board

-Drape to final prototype

-Pattern making

-Fabric colouration research Manipulation of fabric

-Organisation and responsibility within the studio

-Assist with show fittings

-BFC x Givenchy Competition Winner 

 

 

Design Intern

GARETH PUGH - July 2018-September 2018

-Special projects for private/VIP clients

-High standard hand finishing of diverse materials

-Drape for initial research and development

-Pattern drafting

-Technical drawings (Adobe Illustrator)

-Unique hand craft/ textile processes

-Sampling and layout experimentation

-Sourcing materials

-Archive and press visits

-Backstage set up and dresser

 

Production assistant / Product Development Assistant

MARY KATRANTZOU - April 2018-June 2018

-Liaison with suppliers and couriers

-Sending dispatch notes and return labels to factories with raw materials

-Organising stock       

-QC against production artwork

-Split charts for AW18 and splitting materials accordingly  

-Making care labels

-Making RS19/SS19 line sheet

-Making RS19/SS19 product development packs and taking to factories

-Filing all PO’s, strike-offs, dispatch notes and invoices  

 

 

Product Development/ Production assistant 

EMILIA WICKSTEAD - September 2017-April 2018

 

-Assisting Emilia in fittings

-Responsible for photographs within fittings

-Writing up all comments for fittings

-Assisting both digital and manual pattern cutters

-Sourcing trims and fastenings for new season fabrics

-Assisting bespoke and bridal with embroideries for special projects

-Developing and updating critical path matrix for SS18 & PF18

-Factory visits to QC capsule collection and hand finish garments

Design & Production Studio Intern  

EMILIO DE LA MORENA - September 2017

 

-Pattern cutting

-Lay plan and costing fabric usage

-Sample cutting

-Matching patterns and print 

-Quality control 

-Hand stitching in garment labels, fasteners and hems

-Backstage hand sewer and dresser

Denim Specialist

TOPMAN Global Flagship Oxford Circus - November 2017- July 2018

Started for the brands large denim campaign ‘find your fit’, with the purpose of providing consumers with fit and sizing advice to help them find their perfect fit jean. As part of this I took initiative buying everyone in the denim department a tape measure, and showed them how to correctly find the customer’s accurate size. Reported to Danny Peters, Global Flagship Brand Manager and Bleddyn Ace, Global Flagship Deputy Brand Manager.

-Daily All Sizes Out Check, liaison with Brand Merch and general store management 

-Head Office meetings and training on new trends, fits and fabric composition/ properties

-Visual Merchandising

-KPI Driving, order in store, e-receipts, admin 

-Loss prevention 

-Replenishment of stock  

-Styling advice and fitting customers 

Retail Assistant

PEACOCKS - July 2014-august 2017

 

-Stock control and management

-Processing cash and card payments

-Refunds and Exchange policies

-Regular Health and Safety training 

-Product Markdown 

-Processing faulty goods 

-Replenishing stock

-Window Displays

-Working with VM guidelines (Ladies, Mens, Kids, Lingerie, Footwear, Accessories, Bags, Gifts)

-Admin (Email Capture)

-Involved in Click and Collect processing

-Storing large amounts of stock from delivery 

-Understanding and using the correct Point of Sale Displays and promotions

Volunteer

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK - June 2017

 

-Catwalk seating

-Promoting talks and events 

-Industry registration

 

 

Design Intern

PEACOCKS - August 2016

 

-Developed mood boards for new design stories 

-Worked on CADS for new products using Adobe Illustrator 

-Market and trend research 

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