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Work Experience

Sonia Rykiel

Assistant of Design Director, Paris - September 2018 to present

Currently working within the studio, developing the Pre-Fall 2019 collection alongside all of the Sonia Rykiel team.



Sonia Rykiel

Studio Assistant Internship, Paris - April 2017 to May 2017

I worked closely with the Senior Designer to create research and moodboards for the new collection, defining a direction and a detailed selection of fastenings and finishes. After fabrics were selected, I sewed prototypes and developed samples before creating technical drawings on Adobe Illustrator. Beyond the creation of products, I assisted as a stylist and dresser during fittings with models and offered opinions in order to define the next steps of product development.  


Coltesse and Mazarine

Showroom Assistant, Paris - November 2016

During the week, I assisted at the showroom by organising the collections on rails and the displays, styling models and explaining the details of products to the buyers. Alongside management of the stock and working on the bar, I updated the books with product information.



Showroom Assistant, Paris - June 2016

During Paris Fashion Week, I worked with the showroom team to assist buyers as they asked for information about the new collection. Models were used to present the pieces and I was a dresser and stylist, in order to present the products in the best way. I also worked withe the inventory and stock check.


HEX Clothing

Assistant Designer, Stylist, Art Directior, Barcelona - June 2015 to February 2016

Alongside the Head of Design, I worked closely with the Menswear products, from the beginning until the end of production. After developing research, moodboards and direction, I gave my opinion that evolved the individual pieces, with finishings, fabrics and style. For campaigns, my point of view was accepted for the selection of models, locations and looks and during the shoot, I assisted with styling and a secondary camera for video and behind-the-scenes, which was later used as part of a 'brand-expansion' social-media mission.





ESMOD École Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode

Paris - 2015 to 2018

A 3-year programme studying, in detail, the two main elements: Design - dealing with the full creative process, with artistic elements and, Pattern-Making - the construction and technical development of the products. 


BAC +3


IED Instituto Europeo de Diseño

Barcelona - 2014 to 2015

Course to develop the basics of design, drawing techniques, communication projects, technical drawing
of clothing and explorations into volume and colour.  Further courses covered marketing, sociology, art history and personal projects included urban photography and product design.


Lycée Alphonse Daudet

Tarascon, France - 2013 to 2014

Economic and Social Baccalaureate with a specialisation in Scientific Economics.




Fast sketch ideation

Watercolour, Graphite art

Pattern-Making, Pattern-Cutting

Multi-material collage

Moodboard creation






LECTRA 3D Pattern-Making

Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe Lightroom CC

Adobe Indesign CC

Microsoft Office

Apple iWork



French (Mother Tongue)

English (Fluent)

Spanish (Fluent)



Dance, Cycling, Gym

Painting, Drawing, Sewing, Literature, Music

Travel - Spain, England, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Thailand, Denmark




Irene Lombardo - irenelombardo12@yahoo.it
Senior Designer chez Sonia Rykiel

Will McGrath - will@hex-clothing.com
HEX Clothing Co-Founder, Creative Director, Designer