Aishwarya Balakrishna

MA in Fashion Design | Menswear and Womenswear Designer | Innovator

An emotive fashion designer, I find joy in creating aesthetic and ergonomic design solutions. I'm skilled in conceptualizing, design thinking and innovation. Other skills include Adobe Creative Suite, Pattern Cutting and Garment Construction. With diverse experience in fashion retail, bespoke fashion and corporate, I'm seeking a position that complements my skills in a fashion establishment where I aspire to bring my passion and innovation to the forefront.

Previous Brands
Lotus Label
One BC
Reliance Retail
Work Experience
Apparel Designer
Oct ‘23 - Now

Involved in trend research, creating mood boards, menswear and womenswear design (casual wear, occasion wear, outer wear), CAD, Tech-packs.

Work Placement
Nov ‘22 - Aug ‘23
One BC

Design, Pattern Cutting , Construction, and Tailoring. Construction of denim trousers, tailored jacket and accessories.

Fashion Design Intern
Nov ‘21 - Dec ‘21
Lotus Label

• Overlooked production of in-house and bespoke garments. • Assisted clients with fittings and provided design suggestions. • Fabric and trims sourcing. • Digitally designed the look-book and seasonal catalogs for the studio. • Contributed to entrepreneurial branding by designing the garment tags, visiting cards and carry bags. • Collaborated with teammates over creative decisions of the in-house collection and window display.

Assistant Manager, Buying
Jul ‘21 - Sep ‘21
Reliance Retail

• Created Purchase Orders based on requirements and undertook linking and listing of stores throughout India. • Maintained sales figures and projections of the ongoing season. • Curated the mood board at the start of the season based on trend forecasting. • Involved in sourcing of garments from apparel establishments throughout India. • Interacted with vendors and stakeholders across departments over regular intervals of time to keep abreast of developments.

Associate Software Engineer
Jul ‘17 - Dec ‘18

• Involved in the development and maintenance of semi - autonomous car software. • Corresponded with stakeholders regarding software requirements and implemented changes. • Designed and illustrated code algorithm into schemata and maintained documentation. • Awarded Best Outgoing Graduate Engineer Trainee, 2017 • Collaborated with team members on two patents related to automotive technology. • Contributed to the monthly blog of technical events.

English - Fluent
German - Basic
Hindi - Fluent
Kannada - Native
Education & Training
Nottingham Trent University
‘22 - ‘23
Master of Arts
Fashion Design
Pearl Academy
‘19 - ‘21
PG Professional Diploma
Fashion Design
National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
‘18 - ‘19
Continuing Education
Apparel Design and Development
Dayananda Sagar institutions
‘13 - ‘17
Bachelor of Enginering
Computer Science
London, UK