Passionate Fashion Designer/Bartender/Adventurer & Backpacker
Today I finished my two week work experience at River Island.
During my first week I worked on a special customising project called “River Island couture” all the garments will be put into different stores across the UK. The trimmings patches, sequences and embroideries were inspired by Gucci and Dries Van Noten. Throughout both weeks I was shadowing different designers from the Menswear department and introduced to their schedules and daily tasks.
During my second week I was attending fitting sessions to see the process of how a garment gets from the design stage to the store. I also shadowed knitwear, denim, outwear and accessories designers. I helped to do research and learned about story board and mood board creation for meetings. During my time at River Island I got to learn many aspects and job duties of designers and other departments. I learned how to do industry standard specification drawings and how my day would look if I ever worked in a commercial brand of the same scale.
During my time shadowing the knitwear designer I got a chance to design a Christmas jumper, hopefully it will be in the store just in time for festive season.
My experience at River Island was amazing opportunity. I got to learn so many things about the company and get good hands-on industry experience.
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