Justine Avril
Justine Avril
Based in
London, United Kingdom
5 - 10 years experience
Senior embroidery consultant
Justine Avril Oct. 1, 2017 - Present
London, United Kingdom

Creating hand crafted embroidery designs for haute couture and ready to wear

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Senior embroidery stylist
Balmain Jul. 4, 2018 - Jan. 9, 2019
Paris, France

- Research of new techniques within the themes of each collections
- Creation, design, development and follow up on the artworks and swatches based on the brief of the creative director, Olivier Rousteing, with the external suppliers. These following the budget allocated
- Liaising with the atelier t


o create 3-dimensional embroidery structures
- Creation of placements and instructions of the embroidery launches for the embroidery looks. Teaming up with the graphic designers
- Liaising and following the process of the embroideries with the suppliers in Europe and Asia, and budget management

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Head of embroidery department
Ralph and Russo, London Dec. 1, 2013 - Oct. 15, 2017
London, United Kingdom

- Hand crafted embroidery

- Conception, research, design and development of embroideries along with Creative director for Haute Couture collections and private clients

- Supervising internal (team of 11) and external artwork and sample developer teams.Following the embroidery process from the idea


to the finish garments and accessories

- Correspondence and supervision of internal and external developments of all the above. Good connections with suppliers in India and France which involved multiple travels

- Research of technical solution according to designs and fabrics. Control of the final embroideries

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Embroidery technician and swatch developer
Maison Lesage Sep. 1, 2011 - Nov. 1, 2013

- Hand crafted embroidery

- Swatch developments along with Creative Directors for Haute Couture houses (Chanel, Valentino)

- Creation of swatches for pret-a-porter collections of various houses (Mary Katrantzou, Alexandre Vauthier)

- "Petite main" embroiderer for Haute Couture, Ready to Wear


and special orders for Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Mary Katrantzou, Alexandre Vauthier, Bouchra Jarrar, Julien Fournié...

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Degree/BMA Embroidery design
L P de la Mode Octave Feuillet Sep. 1, 2011 - Sep. 1, 2013
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Degree in Craft and Industrial Ceramics
ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres School of art and design Sep. 1, 2009 - Jul. 1, 2011
Software skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)





Basic knowledge


Native language