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Cara Edden


Mobile: 07530675188      Email: caraedden@gmail.com 


Currently a final year student of Fashion Design and Technology, Womenswear, at the London College of Fashion. Highly motivated, imaginative and hardworking, with a desire to transfer skills such as pattern cutting, design, CAD and constructing from what I have learnt and practiced into the industry.


Skills

Technical:

- Pattern cutting, hand-beading, made to measure for a client or specific fit, CAD, illustrated design drawings and working drawings, fabric manipulation and creating shape and silhouette through pattern cutting and draping on a stand

Research:

- Creating a theme and beginning research point, then following it through to completion, working to a given brief, sourcing fabrics suitable for garments

IT:

- Adobe packages: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

- Microsoft programmes: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint


Experience

Matalan (2013 – present)

- Customer Service – Communication skills to work with staff and the public

- Visual Merchandising - and styling mannequins to push sales of garments and create a whole look or aesthetic for a department

- Managerial Skills - Performing health and safety checks and duty managing a team of staff, interviewing potential staff

- Team Work - Working with my colleagues and following instructions from senior management

- Fast paced working environment - with ever changing fashions and garments

- Understanding of seasonal trends and manufacturing methods


Competitions

LCFxPPG (London College of Fashion X PowerPuff Girls with Turner/Cartoon Network)

- Winner of a collaboration project between The London College of Fashion and The PowerPuff Girls with Turner

- Showcased at London Fashion Week (February 2019) – In a presentation at Somerset House

- Collaboration – Team work by collaborating with a textile student to create embroidery to compliment my design work

- Pattern cutting – Personally pattern cutting, toiling, sewing and creating the final pieces for the show


Internships

Georgia Hardinge (January 2018-March 2018) – Working on the A/W18 collection

- Independently pattern cutting - From scratch, being placed incharge of several patterns for the AW18 collection, grading and packing technical packs to send to manufacturer

- Working on made to measure - Celebrity pieces, pattern cutting, cutting fabric and sewing together

- Fittings - Noting fit amendments, then adapting the patterns to create the most flattering fit

- Running errands - Fabric sourcing, visiting manufacturers and collecting samples

- London Fashion Week and London Fashion Week Festival – Running the stand, pushing sales of garments and building brand awareness

- Photoshoots - Dressing models, creating set pieces and working as on-set seamstress

- Creating pleat patterns – Producing hand pleat patterns and pattern cutting with the pleat patterns in consideration

House of Holland (June 2016) – Working on the Menswear Season 3 Collection

- Hand Embroidery - Learning precision and working to a high-quality finish for customers to buy

- Working in a high-pressure environment and working to meet deadlines

- Presenting the final work - In a show, talking to clients and viewers at the presentation to sell the garments


Education

- London College of Fashion (2016 - present, due to graduate 2019) BA(Hons): Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear

- Kingston Art and Design Foundation (2015 - 2016) – Merit

- The Polesworth School (2013-2015): A-LEVEL - Art, Textiles, Drama ranging A – C

- The Polesworth School (2008-2013) - 14 GCSE’s ranging A* - C (including English, Maths, Art &Textiles)


Achievements

- Catwalk19 – I was selected to show my work at ‘St Andrews Charity Catwalk’ show on 9th March 2019, displaying past work and my recent LCFxPPG collaboration work. I was featured in Haute magazine for my work

- Designer of the year - I won several awards throughout school including and being selected as a gifted and talented student in art and textiles, this meant I helped mentor students in lower years, learning effective communication

- National Geographic competition - My photography was shown in a competition on their website for public viewing after I was shortlisted.


References can be supplied if required.