My name is Esmée I graduated from Central St. Martin's CSM in 1996 with a 1st Class BA Hons in Fashion with Print. My class mates included Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
I will deduct the joining fee that you pay to join this site form the price of yur first class with me.
I teach Fashion and Textiles at 3 Universities
I have worked for -
KENZO - PARIS
MOSCHINO - MILAN
I have my own studio in Kensington, I can teach you at my place or yours.
I have 15 years University teaching experience in:
Cultural Studies Essays
Fashion shoots; including model, hair and make-up, photographer and studio
I offer portfolio preparation for -
BA - Fashion Textiles or Fine Art
MA - Fashion, Textiles or Fine Art
Central St. Martin's (CSM)
The Royal College of Art (RCA)
20 years Fashion Industry experience as designer in London, Paris, Milan and New York and I have my own design studio in Kensington.
- How much do you charge?
£100.00 per hour
Discounts to be discussed.
All my travel time and travel cost are included in the fees.
- Where do you teach?
South Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Notting Hill, Victoria, PImlico, Bayswater, Fulham, Putney, Oxford Circus, Euston
Other areas considered.
- When are you available?
I am self employed Fashion and Textile designer so we can arrange a mutually convenient time for both of us.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
BA and MA Fashion/Textiles/Jewellery/Accessories/Journalism/Marketing/Fine Art
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I set you a bespoke industry style design project and specify deadlines. Work should be sent to me by email in jpeg form. I will give you weekly critiques.This how I work with San Francisco University and private students in China.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am patient and understand the pressures of full time study.I have experience working with students who speak English as second language and those who have learning difficulties.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked for
Kenzo, Paris ( womenswear, knitwear, print, lingerie, golf)
Moschino, MIilan ( womeswear, graphics, swimwear, lingerie)
Pepe Jeans, New York ( menswear)
Replay ( womenswear, embroidery)
Oilily in Amsterdam ( childrenswear)
I currently work for myself as a Fashion Textile Designer, I own a textile concept design company supplying fashion houses and retailers worldwide. My work has recently appeared in the collections of Antik Batik, ASH, Hugo Boss, Monsoon and Urban outfitters amongst others. I will be exhibiting at Premiere Vision in Paris.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I will send you a copy of my passport once tuition has been agreed.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Central St. Martins, London. (CSM)
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Student 1 - I have been working with student 1 since she was studying A-levels and I have been working with her on a weekly basis to help her with fashion design and garment construction skills. She was been accepted to study Art Foundation at Central St. Martins and has now been accepted on the fashion design pathway. I will continue working with her on a weekly basis until she has been accepted on the BA Fashion at St. Martins.
Student 2 - I have been working wiht her since she was studying Art Foundation at CSM, she was accepted to study BA Textiles at Central St. Martins. We work principally on research methods, design development skills and portfolio presentation. I also help her with cultural studies essays.
Student 3 - Is studying Fashion BA at Marangoni. I help with pattern cutting.
Student 4 - Has completed a BA at LCF and is currently preparing her portfolio for an interview fo the MA at CSM.
Student 5 - Is studying Fashion Marketing BA at LCF and has help with essays and marketing projects.
Student 6 - Is eight years old and wants to study Fashion BA at CSM, we work on drawing and customisation projects
Student 7 - Is 14 years old and wants to study Fashion BA at CSM, we work on pattern cutting and sewing techniques.
• BA Hons in Fashion Design and Print - Central St. Martins - 1st Class
• 15 years University teaching experience
Esmée did a 6 month internship for Westcott Design Ltd in 1994 as a print designer - this was a long time before the advent of Photoshop, so her work was all hand-rendered. During this time she stood out as a student of great talent with vivacity, imagination and a good work ethic. Esmee produced wonderful print designs for our collection and sold successfully all over the world. I have followed her career with great interest as she moved on, graduated and worked in Europe, taking positions at Kenzo, Replay and Moschino, and kept in touch over the years. In 2011 Westcott Design underwent a few changes and we needed someone too manage and Art Direct the Embroidery Team and oversee the collection and as luck would have it, Esmee was back in the UK. Apart form managing and the team and studio, the role put her in touch with Indian Embroidery Houses which she worked closely with, producing a wide range of beautiful embroideries, which again sold all over the world. Her language skills - Italian, French, Turkish and Arabic - were an enormous help to the company at trade shows where she merchandised and sold our product. I can thoroughly recommend Esmee to any company in the fashion industry. For any further information, do not hesitate to contact me.
I started lessons with Esmee 3 months prior to my CSM foundation portfolio review. I had not a level art or textiles however with her support and guidance I was able to gain a place on the course. Esmee is a great teacher because of her ability to adapt to each student and urge them to gain the best results!
At this moment I do 3 months internship at Peter Pilotto. Esmee helped me get the interview for the placement.
Esmee also helped me to prepare portfolio for Womenswear Fashion Design Technology (BA Hons) and I was accepted for this course.
Her advice and feedback were useful for me when I did 2nd term of my 1st year (Jersey Project) and same thing when I started my 2nd year.
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