Ikla Wright
Ikla Wright
Based in
Milan, Italy
More than 10 years experience

To create luxury menswear offering seasonal collections of contemporary wardrobe essentials, balanced with directional, fashion-forward looks. I juxtapose soft tailoring with workwear functionality and technical details of military uniform and sportswear, resulting in clean, simplistic lines and rel


evant, credible designs.

My extensive knowledge and experience within the industry has provided me with close connections to the world's leading suppliers of the finest fabrics, from traditional Scottish mills to the latest technical innovations for outerwear fabrics from Italy.

Heavily influenced by my stoic Nordic background and 90s upbringing, my design philosophy encompasses minimalism and high-concept design with borrowed elements from youth subcultures.

Wearability is key to my aesthetic – there's no agenda, no artifice, no etiquette.

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Design Director
A Cold Wall Jan. 21, 2022 - Aug. 1, 2022
London, United Kingdom
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Senior Design Cosultant
Ermenegildo Zegna Jan. 1, 2021 - Jan. 21, 2022
Milan, Italy
Design Director
E. Tautz May. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2021
London, United Kingdom

Design Director for luxury ready-to-wear menswear brand E. Tautz including resort and pre-fall womenswear collections. Tasks include design, research, pattern cutting and overseeing sampling.

Responsible for sourcing, designing and developing fabrics with industry leading mills and fabric suppliers


from both the UK and internationally. Working closely with tailors, machinists and factories. Development of product costing on Zedonk, specification sheets and technical drawings. Styling and model casting for catwalk shows.

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Creative Director
IKLA Sep. 1, 2015 - Sep. 15, 2017
London, United Kingdom

AW16/17 Paris Fashion Week | www.ikla.eu | www.instagram.com/ikla_studio

Designer and Studio Manager
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Apr. 1, 2008 - May. 1, 2010

Designer for six collections a year, for an influential womenswear label. Management of a team of machinists, pattern cutters and interns. Assistant Pattern Cutter and in-house grader. Responsible for the full day-to-day running of the studio, including liaison with factories and suppliers.

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Designer and Head Pattern Cutter
Jens Laugesen Feb. 1, 2007 - May. 1, 2008

Designer and Head Pattern Cutter for a high-end, conceptual womenswear label. Managed a team of machinists and interns.

MA in Womenswear Fashion Design
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Oct. 1, 2005 - Feb. 1, 2007
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MA Studies Fashion Design
Aalto University of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland) Aug. 1, 2004 - May. 1, 2005
BA in Fashion Design
Aalto University of Art and Design (Helsinki, Finland) Aug. 1, 2000 - May. 1, 2004
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Tailoring School
Helsinki Roihuvuori College Aug. 1, 1997 - May. 1, 1999
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Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
In house / Interim management
Personal details

Potentially open to relocate