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