LOUISE DESOEUVRE

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Awards

(2019) BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL x GIVENCHY DESIGN COMPETITION FINALIST

Selected as a finalist for a national competition through the British Fashion Council. Research and Fashion Design competition set by Clare Waight-Keller, Artistic Director of Givenchy and the British Fashion Council Colleges Council. Portfolio presentation and interview at Somerset House, London. 


(2019) BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL x BRITISH LIBRARY x NABIL NAYAL COMPETITION FINALIST

Selected as a finalist for a national competition through the British Fashion Council. Research and Fashion Design competition set in conjunction with the British Library and designer Nabil El Nayal. Portfolio presentation and show & tell at the British Library, London. 


(2019) HARBUTT FUND AWARD

Merit Scholarship. Supported by Bath Spa University Enterprise showcase fund


(2018) LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION X CASS'ART DRAWFASHION COMPETITION FINALIST

Selected as a finalist for the Draw Fashion 2018 competition organized by Rob Phillips, artist and Creative Director of the School of Fashion Design Technology in the London College of Fashion and Cass’Art. Three of Louise's illustrations have been selected and showcased during an exhibition at Cass’Art’s Glasgow Art Space as part of the Draw Fashion competition of London College of Fashion, UAL. Her illustrations were on display in Glasgow from the 14th-23rd of November 2018. 


Education

2016–2019 BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN FIRST CLASS - BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

Dissertation: Have subcultures become mainstream or is fashion undergoing a subcultural revival?

2014-2015 ART FOUNDATION ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES METIERS ARTISTIQUES NANTES, FRANCE




Experience


INDUSTRY

(2017) HOBBS LONDON Whilst working alongside the design team, I was given the opportunity to be involved with the designers, developing a womenswear collection of coats and creating one coat for the brand. This involvement with Hobbs advanced my expertise in trend forecasting, consumer profiling as well as my tailoring skills. 

(2017) GAPINC & OLD NAVY - KIDSWEAR When working with GAP and Old Navy, I was asked to design a capsule collection and a range plan for both brands. Working on this brief involved important trend forecasting and learning how to design for fast paced commercial brands. 

(2018) GEORGINA PETERS, DKNY I was asked to work on a design brief which developed my conceptual skills, encouraging me to experiment different techniques. This was a huge learning experience for me in terms of personal development, which encouraged me to push my ideas and my creativity, using new techniques such as laser cutting and digital printing on fabrics. I had to design a concept and a collection, using craft techniques and cross referencing my research.

(2017) IKKS COMPANY (READY TO WEAR KIDSWEAR), SAINT-MACAIRE-EN-MAUGES DESIGN INTERN Assisting designers by drawing flat drawings (CAD), realising technical folders and sourcing fabrics. Making prints for tee-shirts on Illustrator and Photoshop.

(2015) FREE LANCE / RAUTUREAU APPLE SHOES, LA GAUBRETIERE DESIGN INTERN Assisting designers by drawing flat drawings (CAD), realizing technical folders, sourcing fabrics. Branding, marketing and web design.


References and portfolio available upon request.

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