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I am a womenswear designer and pattern cutter who specialises in couture draping and tailor- ing. Throughout my 6 years of fashion education, I have developed a sophisticated and femi- nine design style that is considered and focused. I pride myself on my attention to detail and ability to produce and finish garments to a high level. I design through hands on exploration with materials and techniques underpinned by fashion theory and research into other disci- plines. In my graduate year at Edinburgh College of Art, I was able to independently hone and explore my skills in draping and tailoring to a high level which will continue to inform my future work.

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Experience

GRADUATE COLLECTION INTERN 

(May - June 2022)

Interned for Ella Parr, a finalist for Hand and Lock 2022. I assisted with their Graduate Collection where I undertook delicate beading and hand sewing tasks.

 

MACKINTOSH LIVE INDUSTRY PROJECT

(September 2021 - November 2021)

Design and manufacture outerwear brief with Mackintosh. I was given the opportunity to create an outwear piece which utilised their specialist fabric. 

 

GRADUATE COLLECTION INTERN

(March - May 2021)

Interned for Skye Bending, assisting with their Graduate Collection, weaving rubber, designing, patterning and prototyping with accessories. Additionally I assisted with fabric sourcing and styling.

 

FINALIST IN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND LIVE ILLUSTRATION PROJECT 

(September 2019 - December 2019)

Developed a series of three A2/3 fashion illustrations that depicted pieces selected from the Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk exhibition.

 

CLIENT WORK  

(August 2018 - September 2018)

Commissioned to design and manufacture a custom fitted top inspired by the band ‘5 Star’  for clients event.

 

Skills

  • Draping

  • Experience with bespoke tailoring techniques

  • Experience with couture finishing techniques

  • Beading 

  • Creating pattern blocks in custom and standardised sizing

  • Creative pattern cutting

  • Experience with cutting and sewing fine silks

  • Experience with cost and specification sheets

  • Hand Sewing

  • Technical Flats on Adobe Illustrator

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, illustrator and Photoshop

  • Creative illustration 

  • Experience with domestic knitting machines

  • Experienced in Procreate

Press.

Lauren has been featured in multiple British newspapers, including the front cover of The Scotsman and a picture story in the Daily Telegraph.

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Contact

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Based in Edinburgh and London

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