I am part of the new generation of future fashion professionals that realizes that there is no need for another fashion designer, but a need for people designing with an eye for the environment, focusing on innovation through research and seducing consumers with the right choices through aesthetics. I successfully finalized my bachelor Fashion & Design at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) with a research on sustainable dyes and graduated with honors.
At the moment the fashion industry has evolved in something similar to assembly-line fast food, easy to consume but made with few respect. Not only have poor working conditions become synonym with the industry, also the enormous impact it has on the environment. Every stage in a garment’s life threatens our planet and its resources. I find it is both an obligation and opportunity to equip myself with the values, ideas, perspectives, knowledge and audacity to step out of the current system, because I believe that there are other options to explore.
I feel that working in an industry that is based on constant change and therefore seems unsustainable in its deep core is not something to be particular proud of. However clothing itself has many beautiful sides. Going back to the basics of garment making, the craft and technique is something admirable, additionally, fashion offers a great vehicle to push the use of technology and new materials.
I am passionately curious, have a hands-on approach and am intrigued by the speed of fashion. I am well organized, critical, a loyal team player, able to bridge gaps and have a talent for motivating the team. I work secure, have eye for detail, an ability to think out of the box and have strong construction and pattern drawing skills.
IOver the past six years I have gained insight in the fashion industry and have developed a number of technical and designing skills. I worked at MKDT, a small high-end label in Copenhagen (DK) where I expanded my pattern drawing skills, turned sketches into toiles and later final pieces varying from sales collection to haute couture dresses for the royal family. Also I have been a designer at iNDiViDUALS, a collective of 27 changing individuals that together form a high-end womenswear brand. During my role of being both designer and the sustainability manager, I worked closely together with branders and managers and experienced that I am a loyal team player, able to bridge gaps, have a talent for motivating the team, am wel organized, reliable, have overview and work professionally. At the moment I am working as a freelance designer, and am involved in a wide range of projects varying from designing costumes for a theatre play to developing a sports collection.
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