Prague Fashion Week

20. 11. - 25. 11. 2007, Praha, Sovovy mlıny


Alena Bessant

Alena Bessant

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© archiv A. Bessant

© archiv A. Bessant

© archiv A. Bessant

© archiv A. Bessant

Collection presented on PRAGUE FASHION WEEK:

Autumn 2006 – author´s fashion show

Autumn 2005- nomination for the title TALENT OF THE SEASON

Professional CV

Education

  • September 2001 to June 2004: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, England
  • Graduate of BA (Hon) Fashion Studies (Design & Marketing)
  • September 2000 to June 2001: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, England
  • National Diploma in Fashion Design
  • June 1996 to June 1997: Westbourne English Language School, Bournemouth, England
  • Studied First Cambridge Certificate in English
  • 1991 to 1995: Medical College, Brno, Czech Republic Graduated as Dental Technician

Work Experience & Career History:

  • September 2004 to present: High Fashion (UK) Ltd, London, England
    Fashion Designer
    Duties: Design & development of ranges from initial sketches through to end production specification & development for labels such as Designers at Debenhams (Gharani Strok, Pearce Fionda, Ben De Lisi), Wallis, Monsoon, Muji, August Silk
    Print & embellishment design
    • Liaisons with buyers, suppliers & Far East manufactories
    • Field research, travelling & trade show visits
    • Trend awareness.
  • October 2003 to December 2003: Mentoring, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, England
    • Mentoring BA (Hons) fashion students, level 1, on their design and construction unit
  • October 2003 to December 2003: ‘Live Project’ with Tracey Boyd – ‘Clowning’
    Design and construction in co-operation with London designer Tracey Boyd
  • March to May 2003: ‘Live Project’ with Justin Oh – ‘Machine Times’
    Design and construction in co-operation with London designer Justin Oh
  • April 2001 to September 2004: Mojgan Design Studio, Bournemouth, England Designers Assistant
    • Duties: Bridal &Eveningwear design & development
    • Made-to-measure garments
    • Fashion shows organisation and backstage runner

Design participation

  • Nomination for ‘Top Style Designer’ at the International Fashion and Textile Faire, Brno, CZ: August 2006
  • Collection presented at the Swatch Alternative Fashion Week, London: March 2006
  • Nomination for ‘Talent of the Season’ at Prague Fashion Week: November 2005
  • The jewellery collection sold at the Portobello & Jacaranda Boutique, London
  • Launch of the ‘AMBR’- the hand-made jewellery collection line: February 2005
  • Work profiled on WGSN website as part of an article on the London Graduate Fashion Week event: June 2004
  • Collection ‘The Soul of One City’ shown at the London Graduate Fashion Week: June 2004
  • Submitted entry to RSA competition: December 2003
  • Submitted entry to S.D.C. Colour competition: March 2003
  • Designs constructed and published by the ‘BURDA’ Fashion Magazine: February 2003
  • Design published in the ‘Pub & Club’ Magazine, UK South: Summer 2002
  • Finalist for Dorset Kidney Fund UK’s Young Designer Award 2001’: November 2001
  • Costume design and construction for ‘Hair Innovation’ Competition at the Hippodrome, London: October 2001