Knitwear design consultant
©️Maya Cashmere 2018
I am a creative and experienced knitwear design consultant. I adore my industry and love nothing more than the excitement of a new sample arriving, when an idea becomes reality. I am inspired by everything from the deconstructed beauty that is Elana Herzog’s work, to the clean, pure and dynamic lines of Frank O’Gehry’s nesting chairs. Delicate vintage fabrics and embellishment also touch me, as do clean and modern fabrications and cut. I love working with colour and have worked successfully on trend, themes and colour palettes in the various roles I have had.
I have designed luxury and premium high street product on a freelance and employee basis, on the retail and supplier sides so have a strong understanding of the demands across the industry. This enables me to combine creativity and commerciality. I am an effective communicator with experience of managing relationships upwards and across supporting roles from sourcing to marketing. I have extensive technical experience and can design and create detailed tech packs for fully fashioned-machine knitwear; as well as hand knits, crochet, embellishment and embroidery. I can engineer product into margin, fit garments and have strong range-building skills. I have well established working relationships with key industry suppliers and spinners in the Far East, Nepal and Europe, and enjoy working closely with the factories to create the best possible product together.
I also have experience in brand identity, brochure design, trade fair planning, photoshoot styling, showroom ranges, sourcing and swatching.
Consequently, I am a very versatile designer who is confident designing for a broad range of brand handwritings. So whether you are looking for a one off freelance project or full consultancy, I can offer a service to suit you.
©️Maya Cashmere 2018
Previous clients include:
Nicole Farhi . Maya Cashmere . Monsoon . KC Knitwear . Principles ChunXue . Mint Velvet . M & S . Ralph Lauren . Joseph . Anthropologie . Talbots . Neiman Marcus . Jones New York . Express . Miss Selfridge .
King Deer . Stuart Peters . Gottfried and Paul
J Crew . Missoni . Etro . Ralph Lauren . Gap . Rebecca Taylor . Saint Laurent . Day Birger & Mikkelson . Sonia Rykiel . Cacharel . Anna Sui . Fendi . Anthropologie . GapKids . Top Shop . Oasis . Ann Taylor . Banana Republic . Calypso St Barth . Matthew Williamson . Urban Outfitters . DKNY . Armani Exchange . Whistles . Abercrombie and Fitch . Gap Kids
From a one off freelance requirement to a full consultancy service
Garment design - Creative direction to production ready samples
Manufacturers' showroom ranges -Seasonal garment ranges to inspire your clients
Brand consultation - Brand identity to photoshoot styling and website design
Bespoke trend reports - individualised reports based on your specific market area
Sourcing - Sourcing solutions from yarn to production
Swatching - One-off front panels designed and made to a brief
Where ever you are in the season I can offer a bespoke service to meet your requirements.