Maria Lavigina
Maria Lavigina
Based in
United Kingdom
5 - 10 years experience
Founder of online Fashion/art magazine Sep. 1, 2014 - Present
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Fashion Sep. 1, 2013 - Jul. 1, 2014

Graduate Diploma in Fashion
Graduated with distinction - Womenswear.

Writer and illustrator
1Granary Magazine & Blue Pill Arts/Humanities Website Sep. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014

Writer and illustrator for for 1Granary Magazine Arts/Humanities Website Central Saint Martins Collage of Art and Design & Blue Pill Arts/Humanities Website (weekly publishing)

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Pattern cutter / Designer Assistant
Yaron Minkowski Nov. 1, 2011 - Apr. 1, 2012

Yaron Minkowski Womenswear collection 2012, Tel Aviv

• Advanced the ability to understand the construction of a garment based on an image.
• Created clear understandable patterns in order to be comprehended for semesters
• Developed an understanding of how fabrics can be manipulated and how cert


ain fabrics should or should not be constructed/manufactured.

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PG cert Innovative Pattern Cutting for graduates and professionals
CSM - Central Saint Martins (London) Jun. 1, 2011 - Aug. 1, 2011

• Draping
• Modelling
• Basic Grading
• Spiral Pattern Cutting
• Advanced Flat pattern cutting/Dart manipulation

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Fashion Designer Apparel Womenswear
JATO GARMENTS Apparel Womenswear & Textiles, Bologna, Italy. Sep. 1, 2009 - Apr. 1, 2010

• Designed for AMEN fall winter collection 2010-2011 (specialized in woman’s eveningwear)
• Designing embroidery on a paper patterns for Delhi office.
• Worked with Jato clients: Blugirl, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Versus
• Have the ability to think in a different perspective of design, and enh


anced the ability to work in a team under time pressure
• Gained an insight into the process of producing couture pieces
• Confirmed the ability to multi-task and accomplish different challenges

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Freelance Designer
Gideon Oberson Fashion Couture 1973 Industries Ltd, Tel Aviv Apr. 1, 2009 - Oct. 1, 2009

•Constructed patterns for production, Evening/Cocktail Dresses, Tailored Clothing, Leather Jewelry.
•Five garments in the collection were presented in Gideon Oberson's 2010 Spring-Summer Collection in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Designer Assistant
Roberto Cavalli, Florence, Italy Aug. 1, 2008 - Nov. 1, 2008

• Developed garments in laser cut techniques
• Developed embroidery, using Swarovski and metal jewellery.
• Worked with big printed fabrics, draping them on the mannequin
• Strengthened CAD and illustration skills using Illustrator and Photoshop

BA Fashion Design
Shenkar College (Tel Aviv) Oct. 1, 2004 - Jun. 1, 2008

• Awarded Sharett Scholarship Program America Israel cultural foundation, with Distinction
• Lola Bar fund - for excellence in tailored construction course
• Learnt how to present and layout a full fashion collection using technical charts, flats, colour charts etc.
• Developed fundamental patte


rn cutting & draping skills
• Developed understanding on fabrics characteristics.
• Gained Advanced skills in Illustrator and Photoshop
• Developed and strengthened fashion illustration techniques

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ITS Competition
Designer Assistant (Internship)
SEARLE Blatt Ltd, Apparel & Fashion, N.Y.C., USA Jun. 1, 2007 - Sep. 1, 2007

• Analyzed fashion trends, presented fabric & colour boards a for S/2008 collection
• Developed prototypes for the first sample.
• Organised and edited thorough spec charts for garments i.e. using illustrator, excel
• Developed an insight into the development and process of production







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