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Emma Clarke

Designer Consultant_Knitwear
Previous Brands
toron
Burberry
Burberry
ERMES-ERMES GALLERY
Roberto Collina
BRIONI, KERING GROUP
YVES SAINT LAURENT, KERING GROUP
LANVIN HOMME
Work Experience
Senior Designer
Jul ‘22 - Now
toron

Design of Knitwear, jersey and print placement/colourations •Working directly with factories •Collaborative work on the concept and styling

Runway Collection Designer
Jul ‘18 - Jul ‘22
Burberry

Right hand to the Menswear director •Head of concept research and creation for the runway collection, in turn filtering through to all categories •Managing the embroidery team in creation, concept and direction of embellishment •Managing a team of designers in the creation, concept and direction of prints and graphics •Managing freelance designers working in collaboration for the creation of prints •Collection creation in direct consultation with the Creative Director Riccardo Tisci •Working directly with the creative director on all aspects of the runway collection and being the link to the runway team in relaying the information for concept, creation and development of the runway collection •Responsible for the creation and launch of all printed jersey

Design Director
Sep ‘21 - Feb ‘22
Burberry

Directing the design teams across silhouette, fabric, print and embroidery in correlation with the direction of the Creative Director Riccardo Tisci •Working with the product development director to create and deliver to calendar deadlines •Collaborative work on the styling of the runway show

Assistant
May ‘17 - Oct ‘18
ERMES-ERMES GALLERY

Managing artwork storage and transportation •Exhibition and Art fair project management, installation •Working directly with artists for projects and exhibitions, research suppliers and managing fabrication •Website management •Budget, consignment and sales control •Fund sourcing and applications •Documenting artist catalogues, price lists and press kits •Working with collectors and dealers in the sales of artwork

Knitwear Design Consultant
Sep ‘17 - Feb ‘18
Roberto Collina

Creative consultant responsible of producing the Woman's wear Knit and Jersey collection from concept through to production.

Senior Designer, Head of knitwear and fabrication
Oct ‘12 - Aug ‘16
BRIONI, KERING GROUP

Right hand to the creative director, managing all photo shoots, post production, first point of contact with artists in collaboration, managing show installation and development with architects and events companies for creative concept and production of shows •Researching, designing and managing menswear knit and jersey collection in direct consultation with Brendan Mullane, Creative Director •Developing, designing and managing show fabrication and prints •Developing, designing and managing embroideries •Developing and managing collaboration projects with artists •Overseeing the development of technical drawings, placements and artworks •Working directly with manufacturers and suppliers •Managing a team of 2 designers

Menswear Assistant Designer
Apr ‘11 - Oct ‘11
YVES SAINT LAURENT, KERING GROUP

Research, designing and developing in direct consultation with Daniel Kearns Design Director and Senior Designers •Research and design of woven and prints •Developing technical drawings •Research, design and managing menswear print woven's for commercial line •Developing technical drawings •Working directly with in-house atelier and manufacturers

Menswear Assistant Designer
Sep ‘10 - Mar ‘11
LANVIN HOMME

Research and design of graphics and prints •Research and design of embroideries •Sampling, designing and developing fabric manipulation, details and fastening solutions •Toile sampling alongside in-house pattern cutter

Languages
French
Italian
English
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Part-time
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
London, UK