ANA MARIA RESTREPO GUTIERREZ
Address: Flat 6, 46 Phillbeach Gardens, SW5 9EB, London
Mobile: +44 (0) 7411967262
A passionate, enthusiastic and creative Surface Textile designer, specialized in couture hand embroidery. A hard worker with innovative, technical and practical skills; willing to pursue and succeed in today’s competitive fashion industry. Every design creation is a mixture of technical abilities and artistic experimentation reflecting an appreciation of color and textures, with a focus on uniqueness and luxury. A proactive team player looking for challenging opportunities.
SKILLS AND QUALITIES
Digital and hand printing
Exceptional in embroidery
Digital and handmachine: Corneli, Irish, Tanaka, Bernina
Good Sewing Skills
Basic Pattern Cutting
Keen to explore materials
Good perception to detail
Strong illustration skills
Able to multitask, Self-Starter
Able to meet deadlines
Good time management
Fluent: Spanish and English
2011-2014 London College of Fashion, UAL. BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles.
3 Year course. Students are induced into skills and techniques of print, embroidery and knit construction, with an emphasis on both traditional craft methods and digital technology to produce innovative textiles for a range of fashion markets.
2010-2011 London College of Fashion, UAL. Foundation Diploma in art and Design
Included a broad study of fashion and its varied disciplines
1996- 2009 Marymount School, Medellin, Colombia. International Baccalaureate
International baccalaureate diploma. (English, Art, Biology, Philosophy and Math)
2014 April Octo Magazine – Illustrator.
Octo Magazine’s May edition illustration (cover and inside) . Hand painted illustrations into photography.
2013 May-Sep Ralph and Russo – Studio Assistant Intern.
Assisting on the creation of Haute Couture pieces. Hand embroidery, beading, lace appliqué and other textile and embroidery based work. Cutting and handling high-end fabrics. Working under pressure.
2013 Feb-April Erdem – Production Intern.
Organizing production packages; fabric, trimmings and components for each garment. Quality checking before distribution.. Garment Repairs. Pattern tracing and annotation. Hand sewing and hand beading. Steaming, tagging, labelling and bagging garments
2012 June- Sep Sarah Baadarani(Luxury Womenswear) – Studio Assistant.
Direct assistant to the Chief Designer. Design process, a/w collection. Production, s/s collection.Making-Developing toils, pattern cutting based on corrections, draping.Digital print design development, hand embroidery sampling.Involved in the production of luxury womenswear where attention to detail is essential.
2011 February RAH Productions “PURE SPIRIT” – Backstage Assistant.
Product understanding and styling while assisting the runway stylist on the creative conception of looks.
2010 January –July Isabel Henao – Studio Assistant.
Assisted during pattern making and sewing. Drafted patterns with minor fitting amendments. Design development. Trends and design research: mood boards. Fabric boards. Learnt about textures, fabric qualities and colour perception. Dying sampling.
ACHIEVEMENT AND AWARDS
UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Merit).
ABC level 3 Award: Pixel Based Image Manipulation, ABC level 3 Award: Life Drawing.
Highlighted for SDC competition. ‘Creative, imaginative and original use of color in either fashion or textiles’ 2013
TEXPRINT Designer 2014
Best Embellished Textiles for Fashion 2014. Award sponsored by Hand and Lock.
Nominated: International Embroidery Award 2014 (in between the 14 finalists from across the globe, award ceremony in November)