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Work History

Ecommerce INTERN - paris, france

YVES SALOMON
MAY 2017july 2017

Setting up Yves Salomon's first online boutique along side a dedicated eCommerce team. Translating data for the website into English, organizing packaging for the online store, re visiting existing exchange/ return policies, garment care etc appropriate to online sales.  Continuous maintenance and organic growth of social media platforms, mainly being that of Instagram. Working on introducing new social media platforms into the companies social media strategy including Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube.  

Media Intern - Shanghai, China

Aus fashion labels pty
aug 2016dec 2016

Assisting in executing various social media projects, quality control checks and liaising with manufacturers. Organizing both logistics and creative direction for The Fifth Labels' brand launch in the Greater China Region. This work included interactions with all of AFL's brands including C/MEO Collective, Keepsake, Finder's Keeper's, The Fifth Label & TYLR.

fashion Design Intern - Jakarta, Indonesia

Tex Saverio
may 2016 jul 2016

Design assistant developing Tex Saverio SS17 RTW collection. Including input on aesthetic and construction details, pattern making and creative direction. Assisting in organizing various media events, liaising with our sister company East Wellsum Textile Division and creating detailed sales forecasts for clients. My main project during this internship aside from the development on the SS17 collection was organizing the logistical details related to settling up the first multi brand fashion design conference in Manilla, Philippines. This conference brought promising fashion designers from across Asia to Manila to meet and showcase their newest collections to buyers and media personnel across the world.

New Colombo Plan Scholar - Hong Kong, China

Department of trade and foreign affairs australia
Dec 2015April 2017

In early January 2016 I moved to Hong Kong representing Curtin University at Hong Kong Polytechnic University specializing in the field of Fashion Design.

The New Colombo Plan is an extraordinary initiative by the Australian Government, created in efforts to strengthen Australia’s relationship with and towards the Indo-Pacific region. I whole heartedly believe the future of many industries,  particularly that of fashion  lies within the opportunities available to Australian’s within the Indo-Pacific Region. For me these opportunities included continuing my studies into computer aided fashion technologies, exposure to advanced tailored and pattern making techniques and the oppurtunity to create life time networks with local fabric and garment suppliers.

Part of my scholarship included being fully financially supported by the Australian Government whilst interning in both Jakarta, Indonesia and Shanghai, China (detailed above).

This scholarship also give me an opportunity to fully immerse myself within the Hong Kong, Jakarta and Shanghai culture and way of life. Making lasting contacts in all of these locations and spending my free time traveling, immersing myself in local culture and learning the local languages. (Particularly that of Mandarin Chinese, which I am at beginner level)

Fashion Mentor

Curtin University
Feb 2015Dec 2015

Mentor for new fashion students, assisting in retaining and encouraging new fashion students to the Curtin University fashion program. Keeping in touch with approximately 15 students with face-to-face contact and on line contact throughout a length of 16 weeks (each new semester) 

Sales Person/Shop Floor Assistant

ZARA Garden City(Inditex Group)
Jul 2014Dec 2015

Delegating appropriate tasks to other employees, supervising and instructing new employees, resolving minor and major issues with customers. Communicating with other stores, suppliers and industry representatives, managing stock levels via the various stockrooms located outside the store, managing the positioning of incoming stock and new products on shop floor. Learning and understanding the current sales and promotions of the time. Personal shopping for customers (upon request), managing the incoming and out coming customers within the women's wear change rooms, running stock from the change rooms back to the appropriate place on the shop floor. Clear understanding of the sequence of clothing types, often worked both on the shop floor, in the change rooms or in the stockrooms. I also assisted in opening both the new ZARA Garden City store and the ZARA CBD store in Perth, Australia.

Workroom Assistant 

Empire rose
Aug 2015Oct 2015

(Work Experience). Assisting with numerous activities include creating samples and patterns. Distributing stock to wholesalers, organising collection for Perth Fashion Festival.

Back & Front of House Assistant 

PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL
Aug 2015Sep 2015

Assisting the PFF team at pre-festival events include model castings and event organisation. During the event my duties included organising garments for numerous local and international designers, dressing models, seating guests, promoting festival and merchandising. 

Workroom Assistant

Aurelio costerella
Feb 2015Mar 2015

(Work Experience). Assisting with hand sewing and machine sewing of samples,  organization of new collection, preparing for upcoming photo shoots and general workroom duties.

Sales Person/Assistant Supervisor

Spotlight Australia
Nov 2009Apr 2011

Leading, managing and supervising staff alone, when supervisors or mangers were otherwise occupied. Assisting supervisors and managers with various tasks including finalizing end of day figures and organizing start of day cash floats. Opening/closing store, delegating appropriate tasks to other employees, supervising and instructing new employees and Resolving minor and major issues with customers. Communicating with other stores, suppliers and industry representatives, managing stock levels, ordering stock and finalizing stock movements. Customer orders, visual Merchandising in the following departments(Dress Fabrics, Furnishings, Manchester, Craft and Home Décor) and driving and processing store sales on POS systems. Returning faulty or unsuitable goods, managing the positioning of incoming stock and new products on shop floor and learning and understanding the current sales and promotions of the time(sales are ongoing at Spotlight). Deciding on appropriate markdown prices for clearance items orders, on-line orders and personal shopping for customers (upon request). 

Summary

Motivated and results-driven Australian fashion student with a strong interest in aesthetically modern, well tailored, minimalistic fashion design specifically for a female based market and quality garment manufacturing. I have studied in Hong Kong, Australia and mainland China and have work experience in Australia, China, France and Indonesia.

I am extremely independent and reliable. All of my work/ studies across the world over the past couple years has meant I have been living and moving counties alone since I was just 19 years old.

I am set to graduate from my Fashion Design degree from Curtin University in December 2017.   I am the founder of my self titled label Isla Munro in which provides quality bespoke clothing to a young female market. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Fashion design)

Curtin University / Hong Kong Polytechnic University
20142017

Entering into Curtin University on the Principles Recommendation Award in 2013, I am now 3 and a half years into my Bachelor of Arts (Fashion) degree with a course weighted average of 77.33%. I am set to graduate in December 2017.

I spent a total of 1 academic year studying abroad at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Focusing my studies on advanced tailoring and pattern making techniques.

High School

Frederick irwin anglican school
Jan 2000Nov 2013

Graduating with a 92% overall average across all my subjects I was also awarded the top student for Materials Design and Technology 3A/3B, Business Management and Enterprise 2C/2D, Visual Arts 3A/3D and Mathematics 1D/1E.

Skills

Fashion Design and Production

Skill include experience in pattern making, clothing production, sample manufacturing, hand rendered/ digitally rendered fashion designs, tech drawings, tech packs, fashion merchandising, design presentations, social media management/ organic growth, data entry, budget forecasting, website building, basic graphic design, screen printing and digital design.

Programs I am well experienced in include Adobe In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft programs. I am especially fluent in Excel from my experience in budget forecasting and website building data entry.

In-depth understanding on how to treat customers, credited sales skills, exceptional problem solving skills, experienced leader and team player within both the environments of education and workplace, experience within assisting both supervisors and managers for approximately 7 years and over 5 years of experience as a sales person. Over 5 years of fashion design experience, sewing experience and manufacturing. I have also run a small but notable design business from home during high school and university where I have created ball gowns and everyday attire for young women. 

Portfolio

Below are illustrations of my latest collection for coursework at Curtin University & Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The collection "Yakut" includes both digitally designed textiles that I created and traditional screen printed fabric design. This collection includes a mix of traditional tailoring techniques, modern silhouettes and delicate traditional beading inspired by Russian folk art. This collection was created entirely by myself from the creation of both the prints used all the way up to the final sewing of each garment.  

Certifications

New Colombo Plan Scholar 

Department of trade and foreign affairs
Nov 2015APRIL 2017

Awarded a prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship by the Australian Government. This entails being fully sponsored to study, intern and live anywhere within the Indo-pacific region for up to 18 months. 

Curtin Mentor Program

Curtin university
Jul 2014Dec 2015

Acknowledged for my volunteer work as part of the team at Curtin University. My duties here include helping to retain students within their degrees and help them transition into university life smoothly.

Semester Results

curtin university
Jan 2014Dec 2015

Acknowledged from the Dean of Humanities at Curtin University for consistently achieving an average of over 75% across all semesters at Curtin University

LEAP Scholar

the leap foundation usa
Jul 2015Aug 2015

Accepted into the LEAP (LEADERSHIP, EXCELLENCE, ACCELERATING POTENTIAL) foundation and took part at the LEAP leadership conference in 2015.

Highest Achieving Student 

Frederick irwin anglican school
Jan 2012Dec 2013

Materials Design and Technology 2C, 3A & 3B, Business Management & Enterprise 1A, 1B, 2C & 2D, Visual Arts 2A, 3C & 3D and Mathematics 1B,1C,1D & 1E.