Nationality: Italian and British

Languages: Fluent in Italian (mother tongue) and English. Very good understanding and speaking level of French. Passed JLPT N5 level (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) and studying towards JLPT N3 level.

Address: 10 Lakeside Drive, Chobam, Woking, GU24 8BD, UK

Email:                                                         Mobile number: +447717245662


Qualifications:                                                                                      Website:

BA Honours: Fashion from Edinburgh University: First.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from Leeds College of art: Distinction.

11 GCSEs (5 A*s, 4 As, 1B, 1C), 1 AS (C), 4 A levels (2As, 2Bs) from Keswick School.    


Achievements and other information:

  • Won the M&S Womenswear Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2017 for my Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which was inspired by Italian men’s tailoring and Japanese traditional design such as Kimono and Furoshiki.
  • Won the Mackintosh Competition 2016 at my University and the mac coat I designed was manufactured by Mackintosh for me (met with the head pattern designer at the Mackintosh Factory and discussed how to manufacture the coat using my prototype and patterns).
  • Have been taking Japanese evening classes since Autumn 2014 and also studies Japanese as a class elective in my 3rd year (Semester 2) alongside my Fashion studies (Achieved 71%).
  • Designed and collaborated on the graphics and manufacture of the leaflet/program used for the catwalk shows at ECA’s annual catwalk show at the National Museum of Scotland and Graduate Fashion Week 2017.

Work experience:

September 2017 - March 2018 Marks and Spencers (Graduate Trainee Internship)

35 North Wharf Road, Waterside House, London W2 1NW

  • Garment creation and design
  • Trend, fabric, colour and print analysis
  • Range and overview plans
  • Teamwork with other product designers as well as the buying and the leadership team


June 2015 & June 2017 Graduate fashion Week (Edinburgh College of Art)

  • Backstage helper (last minute sewing, and alterations, organising clothes and rails, steaming garments)
  • Dressing Models
  • Setting up University stand


February - March 2015 Edinburgh College of Art (Fashion internship with 4th year student)

  • Design development
  • Accessories research
  • Pattern cutting
  • Construction
  • Fabric sourcing
  • Surface embellishment (chainmail, enhancing/decorating shoes)


July 2014 – September 2015   Marco’s restaurant Lancaster   (Waitress)

27 North Road, Lancaster LA1 1NS, 01524 844445

  • Taking orders
  • Making desserts
  • Serving food and drinks
  • Clean and set tables


October 2013 – June 2014   Leeds College of Art library   (Library assistant)

Blenheim Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9AQ, 0113 202 8000 6

  • Using the till to sell art materials from the shop and re-stocking it
  • Checking in/out books and DVDs and shelving returned books and DVDs
  • Covering books and putting them on the computer system
  • Helping the public to find books/DVDs and using the photocopiers



Interpersonal communication

  • Teamwork (working on collaborative projects on my course and with students from textiles and interiors as well as staff)
  • Friendly (can interact easily with people as I deal with many different customers while waitressing)
  • Remaining focused even when multitasking (I dealt with a variety of jobs at the same time during my internship and in the restaurant)
  • Very good time management, organisation and planning skills (manage my time between my fashion studies and Japanese classes through ought the year)
  • Thrive under pressure (during intense course projects and busy shifts)
  • Always meet deadlines
  • Quick problem solving (when people’s opinions clash during group meetings or if something in the design process goes wrong)
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Fast and eager learner

Design skills

  • CAD (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Patternmaking (constructing patterns from scratch or altering existing ones)
  • Domestic and Industrial Knitting machines
  • PLM system
  • Confident sewer on both industrial and domestic machines, overlockers and also hand sewing

Other skills:

  • Dyeing, screen/sublimation/digital printing and laser cutting
  • Have organised and taken part in a photo shoot both for group and personal projects

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