Artist/ Natalie Dawson

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Natalie Dawson


What's Happening

embellishment applique
Primary Research
Graduate Collection 2014

Education / Qualifications

08/21/2008 - 05/05/2011

Cardonald College


HND in Fashion Design and Manufacture and NQ in Fashion Design




At the end of the NQ year, my final outfit was exhibited in the Craftex competition at the Glasgow Trades House.

During my final year I was nominated to apply for the Scottish Fashion Awards by my tutors for the Scottish Fashion Graduate of the Year category. The final collection was featured in a local publication called the Evening Times and fashion blog called Kingdom of Style, and used in promotional shots for the college.

Education / Qualifications

09/09/2011 - 07/22/2014

Manchester School of Art


First Class Honors BA Fashion Design



Significant experience with screen-printing, pleating, embroidery, and digital printing.

Developed particular focus on conceptual research and womenswear.

Presented a presentation to the British Fashion Council for the Creative Skillset.

Graduate collection featured in a double page spread in The Guardian, review from Hilary Alexander in the Telegraph, and other publications such as Ballad Of, The Skinny, and VICE magazine.

First outfit of the collection was showcased at the UKFT Fashion and Textile Awards 2014 and at Graduate Fashion Week Preview 2014 at the House of Parliament.

Graduate collection nominated for a textile award and for the gala show for Graduate Fashion Week 2014.


03/21/2010 - 03/23/2010

Linder Sterling



Costumes were designed by Richard Nicholl. I participated as an assistant backstage during the dress rehearsal and the two performances at the recommendation of my tutors.


Duties and Skills:


Altering and preparing costumes before and during the performance.

Sourcing of materials and wardrobe.

Preparation of costumes.

 Resolving costume malfunctions. 




03/04/2013 - 09/17/2013

Meadham Kirchhoff



During my time at Meadham Kirchhoff I worked on the Menswear show of Spring/Summer 2014 and Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014.


Duties and Skills:

Production of sample garments.

Organizing costing of garments from previous collections.

Sourcing fabric and trims from various London locations.

Production of tech packs for manufacturers.

Arranging orders for buyers.

Exposure to communication with manufacturers, press, and printers.

Archiving previous collections.

Working under pressure with a high degree of responsibility.


06/07/2012 - 06/30/2012

GHTG Films



God Help the Girl is a coming of age tale set in Glasgow. Directed and written by Stuart Murdoch with UK and Europe release set for next year. Sundance award for World Dramatic Special Jury Award for the Delightful Ensemble Performance.


Duties and Skills:


Altered wardrobe costumes for the main cast.

Introduction to wardrobe continuity with main cast and extras on set.

 Resourcing doubles for wardrobe items.

Dictation of continuity notes for scene changes.

Exposure to call sheets and script changes.

Working efficiently and precise within narrow time and momentary constraints. 


06/01/2011 - 08/26/2011




The Bebaroque label designs luxury hosiery using elaborate embroidery and detailed illustrations for a unique design. During my time at Bebaroque, the company was involved in collaboration with PPQ.


Duties and Skills:

Production of embellishing hosiery.

Organizing orders to Liberty’s, Harrods, and Harvey Nichols.


Assessing stock.

Work Availability

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