SKILLS

KNIT & CROCHET

Hand Knit / Crochet / Domestic Machines / Dubied Machines / Linkers / Stoll Manufactures / Fully Fashioning / Cut & Sew

TEXTILES

Diverse technical knowledge of textiles; weave / print / knit / embroidery

PRINT

Screen printing / Digital Print / heat press 

SEWING

overlocker / hand & machine embroidery

DESIGN

2D & 3D design devlopment/sktching/  illustration

CAD

Photoshop / Illustrator / In-Design / Microsoft office applications.

RESEARCH

concept development / sourcing / trend forecasting / mood boards / layouts / materials/ yarns

COLOUR

Confident colour analyst researcher

PATTERN CUTTING

UAL-  Pattern Cutting Short Course

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE

CHRISITIAN DIOR COUTURE

KNITWEAR DESIGN STAGIERE /  PARIS  / OCT 2015 – APRIL 2016

 

I was asked to join Christian Dior Couture in Paris, as the only stagiaire to assist the knitwear design team for the following collections:

 

- Pre - Fall 2016

- Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2016

- Fall 2016-17 Ready-To-Wear

- Cruise / Resort 2017

 

Key responsibilities included:

 

  • Creative research based on design director brief for the season: story, colours, mood boards, fabrics, textures, knitwear techniques.

  • Sourcing innovative yarns and materials for 3D design development.

  • Creating new knit and woven structures through hand knit, crochet, weave, embellishment and machine knit.

  • 2D design development from first sketch ideas through to Photoshop, exploring colour ways and placements.

  • Preparing costing for production team.

  • Assisting with technical packs for manufacture.

  • Photographing and preparing prototypes for fittings.

  • Updating collection mood boards and online system on a regular basis.

  • Assisting fittings and making necessary alterations to the prototypes prior to manufacture.

  • Assisting with dressing and final preparations at shows.

UKHKA KNITTED TEXTILE AWARDS

KNITTED TEXTILE AWARDS FINALIST & EXHIBITOR /  LONDON  /  OCT - DEC 2014

 

  • One of 15 graduates selected as a finalist by judging panel of leading industry professionals to exhibit graduate knitwear to an international audience at ‘The Knit and Stitch shows’ autumn 2014: Alexandra Palace and the International

  • Sponsored by UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHKA) and Twisted Thread.

 

NEW DESIGNERS EXHIBITION

KNITWEAR DESIGN EXHIBITOR  /  LONDON  /  JUNE - JULY 2014

 

  • Exhibiting graduate knitwear collection to an international audience.

OLUBIYI THOMAS

freelance knitwear deigsn /  london / april – may 2013

  • Commissioned to create knitwear for menswear designer Olubiyi Thomas's Central Saint Martins gradute collection.

 

WGSN – TREND FORECASTING COMPANY

 KNITWEAR FORECASTER / LONDON  / JUNE - JULY 2013

 

Collaboration with WGSN to develop creative research and collection of knitted samples to appear on the WGSN Website ‘Global Materials Knit and Jersey Forecast  - Spring / Summer 2015’.

 

  • Develop story, colours, mood boards, illustrations, textures and fabrics.

  • Sourcing innovative yarns and materials for 3D design development.

  • Creating new knit structures through hand and machine knit.

OLUBIYI THOMAS –

COMMISSION

 

  • Commissioned to create knitwear for menswear designer Olubiyi Thomas's Central Saint Martins gradute collection.

 

GILES DEACON

SURFACE TEXTILE DESIGN INTERN /  LONDON   / APRIL 2012 – SEPT 2013

 

Research, design development; creation of beaded and embellished surface textiles based on design director brief for the following collections:

 

  • Autumn / Winter 2012 and Spring Summer 2013

  • VIP Clients and Special Projects; including 500 year old garment donated from the V&A Museum, Giles Deacon 2012 designer Pudsey Bear – for Christies charity Auction and Victoria Beckham’s Olympic ceremony performance dress.

 

JENNY PACKHAM

SURFACE TEXTILE DESIGN INTERN /  LONDON  / DEC 2010 – JULY 2011

 

Research, design development, placement and creation of beaded and embellished surface textiles based on design director brief for collections:

 

  • Autumn / Winter and Spring Summer 2012

VIP Clients and Special Projects; including Kate Middleton dress for the ARK charity gala dinner and hand illustration work for John Lewis Homeware.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

 2011 – 2014

 

First Class Honors (1st) – BA Hons: Textile Design Specialising in Knitwear

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

AUG 2015

 

Pattern Cutting – University of the Arts London (UAL) Short Course.

 

CITY AND GUILDS

2014 – 2015

Advanced domestic machine knitting course.

 

 

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

2010 – 2011

 

 

Distinction – UAL level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

ABC Level 3 Award in Pixel Based Manipulation

ABC Level 3 Award in Life Drawing

 

GODALMING COLLEGE

2008 – 2010

 

A* - Textile Design - Advanced Level

A - Textile Design - Extended Project(EPQ)

A - History of Art - Advanced Level (AQA)

 C - Music - Advanced Subsidiary (AQA)

BEDALES SCHOOL

2003 – 2008

 

A* - Textile Design – BAC (IGCSE equivalent)

A* - Dance – BAC (GCSE equivalent)

A – English - GCSE (AQA)

A – Spanish – GCSE (AQA)

 A – Science – GCSE (AQA)

A – Music – GCSE (Edexcel)

A – Geography – GCSE (OCR)

B – Mathematics – GCSE (Edexcel)

AWARDS

UKHKA KNITTED TEXTILE AWARD FINALIST

OCT 2014

 

1 GRANARY - 'HASHTAG SILLY'

SEPT 2014

 

Publication on 1 Granary for photoshoot  “HASTAG SILLY” with Stylist Lou’ana Carron.

 

WGSN 'GLOBAL MATERIALS KNIT AND JERSEY FORECAST'

 AUG 2013

 

Publication WGSN for “Global Materials & Knit Jersey forecast – Spring/Summer 2015 – ‘History 2.0 Imagined’

 

'MOST OUTSTANDING TEXTILE DESIGN STUDENT OF THE YEAR'

SEPT 2011

 

 

 

ABOUT

Georgina Mae is an accomplished freelance knitwear designer and consultant from London with experience working in both Paris and London’s knitwear industries.

Georgina began her career in 2010 studying at Central Saint Martins and was awarded a First-Class Honours BA in Textile Design, specialising in knitwear. She continued her training at Christian Dior in Paris and Giles Deacon and Jenny Packham in London and created a global forecast for Trend Forecasting company WGSN. She since went on to set up her own Freelance knitwear consultancy, working with womenswear and menswear clients including A.V Robertson and Olubiyi Thomas to develop collections of knitwear for the luxury sector.

Georgina has a diverse technical knowledge of knitwear, working with both hand, domestic and industrial machinery, including crochet. She has a multidisciplinary background in textiles; print, weave and embroidery, allowing her to challenge the status quo of knitwear design. This process is always pre-cursed by meticulous primary research and an ability to adapt to different design aesthetics. She is a creative individual who can perform under pressure and deliver within the fast-paced environment of her chosen industry.

She is a highly motivated, contentious designer energised by the challenges of running her own business whilst pushing the boundaries of Knitwear design.  

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