HS HARRIET SIOBHAN COSTUMES
I've always loved the making of costumes. My great grandmother used to make costumes for Theatres in Birmingham and for TV, I decided to start learning how to make costumes whilst studying for my GCSE, I enrolled at Warwickshire college, Henley in Arden and Gained a BTEC Lvl 2 in costume design, I then went on to do my LVL 3 and in both Lvl 2 and LVL 3 I gained Distinction *.
During my time at Warwickshire college, I came Running up at the Clothes show live 2014 Handbag designer of the year.
I was lucky enough to successfully get selected in the top 10 to join the RSC in a 2-week work Placement, working in women wear and Armoury. This was a great experience and I learnt so much, it gave me an insight on how much detail goes into creating costumes for theatre productions.
I have recently graduated from Birmingham City University with a BAHons in Fashion Design with Design for Performance. During my time studying I did a 4-week work Placement with Camden Costumes in London, this was an amazing experience, I learnt so much whilst here which helped me gain confidence in myself.
Below is a video of the costumes I made for my FMP. I have previously made dance costumes for children which were a basic style, but I have never made for pole and aerial hoop. During my FMP I gained a lot of confidence in the use of stretch materials, I used a variety of materials and created 3 bespoke costumes for a live performance.
Harriet Siobhan Davies
WORK PLACEMENT & EMPLOYMENT
Harriet Siobhan Davies CV
AWARDS & WORK EXPERIANCE
RUNNER UP- YOUNG HANDBAG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR- THE CLOTHES SHOW LIVE
The brief was to design and ethically sourced bag for a festival, 10 students out of the UK were selected and were asked to make our design, they were then judged and I was runner up.
BURLESQUE FASHION SHOW: STITCH FOR PLEASURE NEC.
made bespoke to fit models and work down the catwalk
December - 2013, 2014, 2015
DRESSER- NEC CLOTHES SHOW:
Dressing backstage for 5 days on the graduate fashion show.
NEC FANCY DRESS:
Paid work experience, Dressing models for fancy dress themed fashion show 5 days, also in charge of any alterations.
NEXT FASHION SHOW- BIRMINGHAM
paid work experience, 5 Days of dressing for next fashion show, organizing our rails, doing fashion run ups, changing the order and dressing models.