About Anne Wanders
Anne Wanders is a creative pattern cutter, designer and writer based in London, UK. She is available for freelance work, private commissions and collaborations across design and writing disciplines.
"I have trained as a tailor and fashion designer and explore my creativity through craft as well as in writing. In my work as freelance creative pattern cutter draping, fabric manipulation and zero-waste ideas interest me most.
My personal style combines construction and drapes, seeking to transcend traditional inspiration to a contemporary context. In my own practice as designer-maker I embrace sustainable ideas in an effort to create lasting products. My inspiration is often drawn from heritage handcrafting techniques, organic structures, and disciplines of art, design or science.
I enjoy sharing my experimental, tactile approach to design and artistic practice through workshops, collaboration and writing."
Get in touch here: email@example.com
Creative Pattern Cutting & Design
Pattern cutting (creative, conceptual, draping, block modification, garment construction according to Müller & Sohn); Creative Sampling (ideas for finishing & textile details); Craft / Making (surface manipulation, crochet, embroidery, dyeing, screen / heat transfer print); InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office
Writing & Editing
Artist's/designer's statements, features, portraits, interviews, academic writing, creative writing, copy writing, corporate/advertorial blogging, translations (German & English)
German (native language), English (bilingual proficiency), French (basic), Italian and Spanish (basic understanding), Swiss German (passive understanding)
Qualifications & Awards
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2014)
Hochschuldiplom Modedesign, Berlin Weissensee School of Art, Berlin, Germany (2009). Equals BA and MA in Fashion Design.
Chamber of Craft Düsseldorf Certificate of Qualification (2004): 3-year apprenticeship Bespoke Tailoring Women’s Wear
Wilhelm Braun-Feldweg Sponsorship Award for Design Critical Texts 2009: Designkritische Texte Vol. 3 - Slow Fashion (bilingual edition de/en)
Rosenthal Design Award – Young Designers meet Rosenthal 2007/2008: Honorary Mention (with Björn Bernt)
Clients & Experience
Fashion: Ralph & Russo Ltd (Ready-to-Wear/Demi-Couture), Tom Ford Studio Ltd (Women's Wear), Vivienne Westwood Ltd (Gold Label), Isa Arfen Ltd, Mutinyco Ltd
Writing/Editing/Translations: Quill Content Ltd, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH (Feuilleton der Sonntagszeitung), TRAFFIC - News To Go, macarons GmbH, brands4friends/Private Sales GmbH, EANTC AG, HAW Hamburg (Textile Design Department)