Ivaylo Emil Lekov - Pixie-Sofia

London College of Fashion: BA (Hons) Design Technology Fashion Industry, Tailoring WomensWear

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Artist Statement:

‘City Vibes’
Autumn/Winter Collection 2003-2004

The collection is inspired by the 19th century English male costume bourjua and aristocratic society.
The evening dress coat, the frog coat, the fit and tailored collars and cuffs. The single and double-breasted jackets and coats, the materials and the details. Trousers, tails and interesting shoes and boots. Accessories, make-up, hairstyle and whole look and silhouette of the time.

The materials used in the collections are fine wool colourful colours fabrics. Buttons and silver polish metal rings.
The look is extended and developed true my ideas and designs to bring male costume 1920’ inspiration into perfect tailor classic, stylish, asymmetric female suit 2003’.

Asymmetric shapes make the design more interesting and seeing the influences from the time.
The metal rings are showing the contrast and also resembles as jewelry.


Design- Confidence to design, research and develop specific projects with great attention to detail. Wide variety of influences.
Illustration- Experiment with different methods of presentation: collages,mood boards, 2D, 3D, prototypes
Languages- Bulgarian (native speaker), Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Academic Background

2000-2003 BA(Hons) Design Technology Fashion Industry, Tailoring
WomensWear, London College of Fashion- London Institute
- Design
- Illustration
- Pattern Cutting
- Embroidery
- Sewing

1995- 2000 MA in Textiles Techniques and Technology
Technical University- Sofia

1997- 1999 Fashion Design Specialisation, Institute of Marketing- Sofia,
- Design
- Illustration
- Pattern Cutting
- Sewing
- History of Art

1983- 1995 Primary/ Secondary Education at Russian Art School-


2001- Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution
The International Student House Laurel

2001- Organise and present fashion show to display my work

2002- Won Gore-Tex prize for design innovation project

Professional Experience

06/2003- CAD/Assistant Designer “Precidio Collections Studio”

06/2003-07/2003 Senior pattern cutter “Anabel” studio.

06/2003-06/2003 Pattern cutting and assistance to designer Miki Fukai (Preparing
collection for London Fashion Week)

11/2002-06/2003 Writing my Dissertation, developing and preparing for my final
collection and show.

02/2003 London Fashion Week- Photographer for ‘Podium’

09/2002 Collaboration and assistance to designer Richard Kinloch
/London Fashion Week/

2001- Podium Fashion Magazine (Bulgaria): chartered
correspondent in London

2001- International Students House: Art Society Secretary

09/ 2001 Pattern - cutting and general assistance to designer
Jane McMillan, London

02/ 2001 Collaboration and assistance to designer K. Kagami and
Julian Roberts / London Fashion Week/

09/ 2000 Extensive back- stage support and general assistance at
/London Fashion Week/

09/2000-06/2002 International Students House: London, ‘Uno Mundo’ Bar

06/1998-08/2000 ‘Pixie Bar’, Sofia: General Manager

06/1998-09/1998 ‘Other Dimension’- Luxury sunglasses shops around the resorts
06/1999-09/1999 on the Black See in Bulgaria
06/2000-09/2000 Partner, General manager and buyer.

02/1998-05/1998 Energy Club, Sofia: Customer Care Manager

10/1995-10/1997 ‘Security Insurance Company’, Sofia: Insurance Agent
1995-1998 ‘Diesel’ Ltd., Sofia: Sales assistant
1994-1995 ‘Swatch- Swiss’, Sofia: Sales assistant

Other Skills

IT- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Illustrator, Cad-Cam-Gerber
(PolyNest, PDS).
CorelDraw, Flash
Microsoft Office package, Knowledge of print
Processes, Understanding of 4/5 colour reproduction

Photography- Working as a photographer at “PODIUM” fashion magazine –


Art, Fashion, Surreal, Sculpture, Music, F1, Extreme sports, Travelling, Games, Clubbing…


Imaginative, Innovative, Originality, Highly organised, Team worker, Enthusiasm, Confidence, Highly motivated,
Open minded, Able to work to deadlines, Able to cope with pressure, Able to respond positively to criticism, Sense of humour…

Portfolio available on request.

Ivaylo Emil Lekov - Pixie-Sofia

London College of Fashion: BA (Hons) Design Technology Fashion Industry, Tailoring WomensWear

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