KATIE CHRISTIE,  AKADEMIE MODE UND DESIGN SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 2022

ABOUT ME 

I am a creative pattern cutting lead designer who is heavily

influenced by art and music, particularly by work which

reflects its societal context. My design process translates

the confident shapes of my research through draping

silhouettes directly onto the stand. I find my personal

aesthetic fully materializes with a dynamic combination of

stand cutting, multimedia influences on my research and a

painterly illustration style. 

 

After I graduate, I would like to gain experience working

with the design teams of a luxury, contemporary fashion

brand. Especially if that provides the opportunity to live in

a new country, as I am a confident, independent traveller and find experiencing new cultures to have a very positive influence on my design ideas. I would love to work for a brand with innovative silhouettes at the forefront of their brand aesthetic, and an ethical supply chain at their core.

 

I’m also open to working in creative spaces which allow me to design in an interdisciplinary manner - while overall my focus is on luxury fashion design, I’m really intrigued by set design, makeup, and styling. The opportunity to work in the music industry would develop my current research interests and complement my previous experience in theatre production. I work very effectively in a team setting and I am motivated by working with other people.

 

I aspire to set up my own brand, which focuses on a  strong, dynamic aesthetic, and a business structure that reflects this: that unapologetically respects and learns with everyone in the production line, from the designers and labourers all the way through to the customer. The brand would develop a strong narrative over time which reflected current social and cultural topics, and collaborated regularly with creatives from different disciplines. I want to focus on manipulating fabrics and creating exciting new silhouettes, which are versatile and provide my customer with a strong sense of identity. My ultimate goal would be to have a collaborative flagship store. A home to an exciting studio space where I could design with inspiration from my customers, continuing the brand’s ever developing narrative, and an interactive, inclusive shop floor that also worked as a music venue and art exhibition space.

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Education 

2020 - 2022

AKADEMIE MODE UND DESIGN BERLIN

Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries MA 

2016 - 2020

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART 

Fashion BA (Hons)

Awards 

2020

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

TikTok X GFW Merchandise Design Winner

The Guardian X GFW Columnist Shortlisted

Michael Kors Competition Finalist

Mackintosh Competition Runner Up

ColArt Prize 

Campbell and Arnott Cup for Graphic Design

Work Experience 

2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2019

2017 - 2018 

2015 - 2016

DESIGNER @ TikTok X Graduate Fashion Foundation

STYLIST @ R Sustainable Fashion Show 

DRESSER @ ECA Front Row Show, and Graduate Fashion Week

FASHION INTERN 

Frankie Dean 

Jules Ru 

Jan Lucquoc 

COSTUME DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR @ George Watson's College 

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