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Ekaterina Iliukhina

Junior Designer

ekaterinailiukhina@ied.edu

Summary

Hello!
I am a passionate young designer and a creative thinker, with a profound knowledge of various stages within the design process. Russian based in Italy I love drawing as much as I love sewing and sculpting with my hands or programs.
My fascination by fashion since tender age brought me to study and graduate from the Instituto Europeo di Design with a lode Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design in 2017 in Rome, Italy. In July 2017, I was immediately after headhunted from L’Autre Chose as a Junior Fashion Designer. I worked directly with the Creative Director RTW and also collaborated with Creative Offices of Accessories, Bags and Shoes creating seasonal womenswear PRE and Main collections. I learned to apply my excellent drawing skills as an illustrator and textile prints artist, creative approach and my inspirational research to always changing concepts and the practical function of the product. Moreover, I refined valuable skills in rendering (Photoshop & Illustrator), technical and quality review of the prototypes and assisting the product developments.
However today i feel ready to undertake new working experiences and grow professionally.
I have a personal pitch for art, graphics and advanced capacity for illustration. I’m particularly passionate for prêt-à-porter collections even if capable to create haute couture pieces.
I speak perfectly tree languages (Russian, English and Italian) and I believe that through my international personal and working experience I developed my unique style, particular perception of fashion world and world in general and great technical abilities that would allow me to work as a Junior Fashion Designer for any brand with success.
My colleagues notice me to own a fresh point of view to things that is very helpful for a team work. In order to be this way, I get busy to travel and visit as many exhibitions and museums and places and events as I can, read books and magazines and meet new people openly.
During collaborations, I perform as a highly responsible, conscientious, creative and dedicated individual with strong people skills and an eagerness to learn.

Professional experience

Junior designer

L'Autre Chose , Porto sant'elpidio - Temporary contract

From August 2017 to October 2018

Working directly with RTW Creative Director and other departments like Leather goods and Footwear to design and create seasonal womenswear PRE and MAIN collections.

- Hand sketching, technical drawings and illustrations
- Hand drawing textile prints and patterns
- Trend forecasting and research for collection moodboards and inspiration
- Color palette detailed definition
- Going to fairs for textile and materials research and following materials selection
- Plan and carry out development projects according to critical timelines and pre-planned dates
- Brands sales analysis to ensure design developments are commercial and profitable
- Creating and updating moodboards, collection maps, sales manuals
- Vision and correction of prototypes
- Developing special projects for special clients such as Capsule Collections
- Support for fashion shows organization, lookbook coordination and advertising campaigns, assisting fittings and presentations

Degree

Roma – Moda – Fashion Design - Fashion Design (Italian Language) – 2017 – Three years courses

Languages

Russe - Native speaker

Italien - Fluent

Anglais - Fluent

Français - Basics

Skills

Fashion
Fashion Illustration
Fashion Design
Research
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Sewing
Hand drawing
Technical Drawing
Draping
Pattern Making
Prints
Fur
Moodboard
Colorboard
digital drawing
color combination
Sculpting
3D modeling
fitting
Fashion Styling
Planning
Graphic production
Embroidery Design
Textile Pattern Design
textile research
Hand crafting
Trend forcasting

Hobbies

  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Travel
  • Languages
  • Music