Karina Stephenson

Karina Stephenson

Diseño de Moda

LCI Barcelona

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Intereses

Arte y Diseño, Artes y Letras, Diseño de Interiores, Diseño de Moda, Diseño Gráfico, Educación, Fotografía

Biografía

My name is Karina Stephenson I am British Designer. I began my studies in England and gained a First class Honors Desgree in Fashion Design and Textiles at UCA, Kent University & my collection was chosen to represent the university by Karen Milen. In 2012, I moved to Barcelona to complete an Internship with Miriam Ponsa, a Catalan Textile Designer, supporting the preparation of Transhumància, the collection autumn-winter 2013-14 that was awarded 'The best AW 2013-14 collection' at the 080 Barcelona Fashion week. Shortly after, I started an Internship with NEKANE. Working closely with suppliers I was responsible for ensuring quality control, completing Design Specifications, Trend Research and reworking existing designs. In 2015, I began a Masters at FDModa, Felicedad Duce , in Fashion Design & Accessories, whilst completing work experience for NONCHALANT. Currently I continue to work P/T as a Design Assistant/Junior Designer for NONCHALANT, working on Patterns and Design Specifications on Photoshop and Illustrator on Womenswear & Accessories. Currently I am working as an Apprentice Tailor for Carmela Rosciano in El Borne, Barcelona.

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HINGE Final Collection

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'Street Art' Kids Collection

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The Mariner's Lifestyle

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Competencias

A passionate, hardworking and enthusiastic fashion designer, with considerable skills in the design and construction process of the fashion industry. CAD, Computer Aided Design has become a genuine strength of mine whilst working on design specifications for several brands in the UK and abroad.
Highly skilled in designing both apparel and Textiles using free hand, photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

Experiencia

LOLA NOMADA
Print Designer/Internship (Barcelona)
01/10/15 – Current
• Present design ideas to the creative director
• Working as part of the team on presenting a collection for ‘PURE” S/S- A/W and other trade fairs.
• Print Design for Fashion Apparel & Roundie rugs for the beach
• Technical Drawings working with suppliers in Portugal
• Sample garments, patterns and sewing.

NONCHALANT
Design Assistant (Barcelona)
10/03/15 – Current - PT
• Womenswear and Accessories
• Trend Research, Maintaining and updating stock records using Excel
• Working with suppliers in India, creating Design Specs using CAD
• Pattern Cutting and Toile samples
• Assist in artwork and sketching development

NEKANE
Internship (Barcelona)
01/02/13 – 30/05/2013
• Womenswear
• Close working relationship with suppliers
• Quality control with new stock
• Trend Research
• Adapting existing designs for mass production

MIRIAM PONSA
Internship (Manresa)
26/10/12 – 30/01/2013
• Womenswear and Millinery
• Textile samples and development
• Trend/colour development through technology & Textiles
• Creating innovative silhouettes and finishes
• Setting up showrooms and preparting garments for style reviews
• Organising and assisting in Barcelona Fashion Week, back stage with dressing and organising models.

DONALD CAMPBELL - Design Assistant (London)
01/05/08 – 12/04/09
• Womenswear
• Managing the design and production process within the studio
• Liaise with customers and the designer in the studio and on the shop floor
• Management of stock, fabric sourcing from from woven to knitwear.
• Creative & complex pattern cutting
• prototypes of tailored garments.
• Daily deadlines on dockets and patterns

AQUA now known as AQ/AQ
Designer (London)
05/04/06 – 28/09/06
• Womenswear
• Cutting edge, contemporary, trend-based designs with quality, diversity and innovation.
• Range planning and developing
• Trend prediction

Formación

Masters in Fashion Design
Men & Womenswear, Childrenswear, accessories, shoes, illustration & working drawings
2015 – 2015 FD MODA/Felicidades Dulce Barcelona


Level 2 Graphic Design and Typography
Illustration, Prints, Photography, Book/CD covers
2008 – 2010 Hull College/University Hull, East Yorkshire


Ba Honours Degree In Fashion Design
Colour, Fabric & Trend Development, Range Planning, Creative Pattern Interpretation, Fashion Business Studies & Marketing
2005 – 2007 University College For The Creative Arts Kent, Rochester


Foundation Degree In Fashion and Theatre Costume Interpretation
Technical Pattern Cutting, Construction Development, Millinery & Accessories, Life Drawing, illustration Development & Business Production
2003 – 2005 Hull College/University Hull, East Yorkshire

Premios y distinciones

UCCA, First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design & Textiles

Whilst studying at UCCA, Rochester University. My collection was chosen to be exhibited at Graduate Fashion Week, London. It was also selected to represent the university in Japan, Milan and Tokyo, along with my portfolio of technical drawings.