Kirby in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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Enterprise - Start-up business01/06/2010 - 07/20/2011
After surviving a 'Dragon Den' type interview I was selected to become a cohort for a Business Placement scheme called S.P.E.E.D - Student, Placement, Entreprenuer in Education. I was one of the lucky students whom had 2 mentors, funding to start my dream business and trained to survive this industry. I was nominated and won student of the year and was invited back the following year to be a part of the new cohorts awards, in which I was asked to stand and give a few words on my acheivements and give advice on how to make it in the business world.
Sarah Taylor - S.P.E.E.D
Midland Fashion Design Awards 2012
Award winning fashion designer Tamara Joseph. Title: Midlands Independent Fashion Designer of the Year 2012
Showcase10/19/2012 - 10/19/2012
Midland Fashion Design Awards 2012
Independent Fashion Designer
MDA or MFDA as it was known at the time, is a platform for emerging fashion designers of the Midlands to showcase their creations. Third time lucky I had applied and become a finalist for this event but nothing prepared me for actually taking home this beautiful glass award and the title of Midlands Independent Fashion Designer of the Year. The event orgainisor Jenny Eason and judges do not know what they have done to my confidence but this oppotunity has allowed my clothing range to blossom and for me to no longer be afraid what people may think about my work.
Jenny Eason - Founder of MDA
Showcase07/05/2012 - 06/12/2012
Maryland Fashion Week
After entering a competition in London and becoming a finalist, I had the priviledge in showcasing my very bold printed collection. Unfortunately I did not come no where, but was overwhelmed when a pair of the judging panal from Maryland sent me an email asking me to showcase at their own event the following year (2012). It was apparent they adored my work and felt I would fit in well with some of the other high class designers they had already invited. Of course it would of been rude of me to decline and so my fiance' and I flewout 6 months later. The dream was becoming a reality.
MD Fashions, Theresa and Joe Dyer.
Showcase09/04/2013 - 09/09/2013
New York Fashion Week 2013
The greatest accomplishment to date has to be invited to showcase my latest collection at New York fashion week last year. Being amoungst some of the greatest talent I have ever seen world wide was such an overwhelming feeling. Although people of the fashion world have not recognised my clothing label yet, the excitiement and inclusion will live in me forever.
As mentioned previously, this has always been my dream since the age of 7. Over the years I have built on this skill and have learnt more about pattern-cutting and manufacture, from traditional, contempopary to couture hand tailoring. I have learnt the basics of ceramics and glass skills, photography, textiles, sublimation and digital print and pleat embellishments. All which I often include in my designs and construction on a regular basis.
Employment04/10/2010 - Present
Catalyst By Tamara Joseph
I am a struggling fashion Designer who has the creative gene. I have been blessed since the age of 7 and have been striving to acheive my life goal ever since. My love is to create capsule pieces that will not fade with time and can be worn with confidence everytime. My love is also photography and so I combine this with creating prints for my garments. I adore surface patterns and textiles and this keeps my ideas bouncing on collection after collection. My aim is to become successful and known world wide, I enter many fashion shows world wide to get my label out there. I can truly say everyday I showcase and travel to another fashion show or event that "I am living my dream"!
Midlands Independent Fashion Designer of the year 2012 - Nominated, Voted and awarded by MDA
Education / Qualifications09/08/2009 - 09/09/2011
University of Wolverhampton
Masters Degree in Art & Design - Fashion & Textiles
While obtaining a Masters Degree qualification I had the opportunity to really broaden my creativity. I was mainly inspired by Hussein Chalayan and the way he produced his garments with the influence of surface print. My theme was Decay and Deterioration, I did my best to create clothing as art rather than wearable pieces and then hung them from hand made glass hangers. I felt I acheived a realease of stepping away from the typical fashion garments I was expected to produce and had a chance to experiment with the techniques I have always been longing to try!