Virginia Walker

United Kingdom
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Collection – Collect and Collage - final major project

Within the context of styling and materials investigation, samples for women’s couture have been produced. By exploring how different print processes react with the qualities of pure Merino wool blanket, leather and metal Meccano, ‘Collect & Collage’ demonstrates the juxtaposition between chosen materials whilst keeping reference to...
Born in West Yorkshire into a textile manufacturing family business - material properties, colour & design, and crucially - quality have been enforced at an early age. In 2006 I moved to London where education at Central Saint Martins began, graduating this year with a 1st class Honours degree in Texile design, specialising in print. Work experience has included - JAMES WALKER TEXTILES LTD Designer and Marketer, (2008 - present) Designed a collection of blankets suitable for interior/exterior use. Ability to select colourways suitable for the chosen market Capable organising production and finishing, liaising constantly with contractors Marketing and selling the finished product. Team work, time management and organisational skills has enabled the product to be launched at The Lakeland Hospitality Show 2011 JOLIBE – NEW YORK Fashion Assistant (2010) Competent in styling the S/S 2011 womenswear collection in preparation for New York Fashion week Assisting to create and style Victoria’s Secret show costumes Input on a Victoria’s Secret photoshoot Materials knowledge AMANDA KELLY Designer (2010) Designed and created a collection of screen printed, womenswear samples for Spring/Summer 2011 Communications with the studio, self-motivation ensuring deadlines were met; thorough market research and constant planning produced a sophisticated collection which has been sold at Premier Vision, Paris KATHERINE ELIZABETH HATS Tutor and Studio Assistant (2009 – Present) Teaching large groups millinery skills in a gallery space or the clients’ home Organisation and preparation of equipment, clear teaching instruction and helping individuals as well as adapting to different surroundings to create a social and unique experience for the clients Responsible for taking money and time management In the studio - hand sewing, colour selecting, designing as well as meeting existing and potential customers. ‘DON’T WALK’ CHARITY FASHION SHOW Designer (2008) Designed and created a collection of screen printed and heavily beaded garments Time management to ensure garments were finished and in the right place at right time Competent at working to a brief LONDON FASHION WEEK – B-STORE Dresser (2008) Accomplished in working under pressure Awareness of time management Knowledge of the fashion industry ACHIEVEMENTS AND NOMINATIONS Nominated for Texprint, 2011 ‘Selvedge’ magazine – featured in Issue 40, 2011 ‘The Joyce Clissold Scholarship’ – Highly Commended ‘The Design Factory Award 2008’ – Design Museum, London