Caitlin is available for work
Caitlin Yates (She/Her) is a menswear designer and founder of C8Y8S, an independent brand with a focus on print and textiles to portray personal narratives. Through strong pattern cutting, combined alongside tongue in cheek prints, Yates’ pushes to question society’s rules and regulations. Yates’ debut collection, ‘Cotswold Luvvies’, looks at the real life of the Cotswolds; destroying the assumed lifestyle and privilege of this hallowed land of middle England. Yates graduated from BA Fashion Design at University of Westminster in 2021 with a First Class Honours and has previous work experience at MCQ, Alexander McQueen, ASAI TA and Martine Rose.
Since graduating Yates has continued to push her garments into the fashion realm, through magazines and collaborations. Her graduate collection has been featured in Vogue Italia, Dazed, 10 Men Magazine, Schön Magazine, Wonderland, Gata Magazine, Hunger Magazine and Notion. Yates was also picked up by New Order of Fashion, and presented her work at Dutch Design Week 2021 in Eindhoven. Yates also won the ArtsThread x Gucci ‘Global Design Graduate Show 2021 for Sports & Denim. Since graduating, Yates worked in industry briefly for Nicholas Daley, followed by a graduate design assistant position for Martine Rose.
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Graduate Design Assistant
Feb 2022 - Sep 2022
•Creating design proposals through in-depth research for SS23 and AW23, coming up with design stories that align with the brand DNA.
•Sourcing vintage clothing for design reference, using design prop...
Graduate Design and Studio Assistant
Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
•Core designer for accessories and jewellery design, produced by myself for one of one show pieces.
•Preparation for AW22, including assisting in fittings and styling days.
•Assisting with design of...
Design Assistant Intern
Mar 2020 - May 2020
•Responsible for creating accurate tech drawings for tech packs, creating fluidity across the design and product team through CAD communication, ensuring documents were production ready.
Menswear Design Intern
MCQ Alexander McQueen
Sep 2019 - Mar 2020
•Creating in-depth research themes that correlated with the new re-brand, alongside creative briefs.
•Responsible for creating in-house samples, including patterns, which were sent to factory to re p...
Design and Studio Intern
Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
•Working directly to assist director Asai and acting as head of interns.
•Responsible for designing, pattern cutting and sewing show pieces for London Fashion Week.
•Assisted head stylist for fittin...
Central Saint Martins
Master of Arts
2022 to 2023
University of Westminster
Bachelor of Arts
2017 to 2021
National Diploma in Foundation Studies
2016 to 2017
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