With a keen eye for detail and a desire to have an impact on the commercial fashion industry, a degree in Fashion Design with Garment technology has provided an initial platform in which to do so. The work completed throughout my time at University, paired with my work placement at Paul Smith has provided me with an understanding of what is required for a career in the fashion industry whilst instilling valuable lessons which will contribute towards my success in a future career as a Garment Technologist.
Combining simple tailored silhouettes with colour flash detailing, this Final Major Project has paved the way for a playful experimentation through all stages of the production process creating red seal garments which have the perfect balance between creative and commercial. Building upon the knowledge and skills gained from my work placement at Paul Smith, I have been given an insight into the production process on a whole. Whilst following a critical path, I have taken garments from design stage through to Quality control. The base size patterns produced have then been graded up one size to establish grade rules to be input into Gerber for the creation of a graded nest. Overall this project has enabled the creation of my personal version of Sir Paul Smith's 'clothes with secrets'.