• Zeynep Kartal London Fashion Week SS15 Efflorescence Collection
  • Zeynep Kartal Efflorescence collection S/S 15
  • Zeynep Kartal Efflorescence collection S/S 15
  • Zeynep Kartal London Fashion Week AW14-15 Opulence Collection
  • Zeynep Kartal Opulence collection A/W 14
  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
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  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
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  • Zeynep Kartal Opulence collection A/W 14
  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
  • Zeynep Kartal Opulence collection A/W 14
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  • Zeynep Kartal Opulence collection A/W14
  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
  • Zeynep Kartal Opulence collection A/W 14
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  • Zeynep Kartal Opulence collection A/W 14
  • Illustation for Zeynep Kartal A/W 2014
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  • Look 1
  • Zoe Sterling - London College of Fashion BA PRESS SHOW 2013
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  • Look 2
  • Look 3
  • Look 4
  • Look 5
  • Look 6
  • Look 7
  • Look 8
  • Look 9
  • Final bumbag illustrations for Zenzi bumbag
  • Final bag illustration for Zeze bag
  • 1: Photography:Anthony John Sayer, Creative Director: Rob Phillips,Menswear designer: Brogan Toyn,Sequin textile:Zoe Sterling
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  • Jumper detail: textile collaboration with Brogan Toyn, for "Jamaiican Me Crazy" menswear collection.
  • Jamaican Me Crazy Lookbook-sequin textile collaboration
  • Jamaican Me Crazy Lookbook-sequin textile collaboration
  • Photography:GMGP photography, Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan. Womenswear: Yim Hin,sequin bumbag/clutch:Zoe Sterling
  • Zenzi bumbag
  • Zenzi bumbag close ups
  • Zenzi bumbag
  • Zehava rucksack
  • Zehava ruckack
  • Zehava Rucksack embroidery detail, heat pressed sequins with sequin CAD design.
  • Photography:GMGP photography, Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan. Womenswear: Yim Hin,Sequin Rucksack:Zoe Sterling
  • Photography:James Rees,Creative Director:Rob Phillips,Beauty:Pace Chen,Model: Flash, Menswear:Brogan Toyn,Textiles:Zoe Sterling
  • Photography:GMGP photography, Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan. Womenswear: Yim Hin,sequin bumbag/clutch:Zoe Sterling
  • Photography:James Rees,Creative Director:Rob Phillips,Beauty:Pace Chen,Model: Flash, Menswear:Brogan Toyn,Textiles:Zoe Sterling.
  • Photography:James Rees,Creative Director:Rob Phillips,Beauty:Pace Chen,Model: Flash, Menswear:Brogan Toyn,Textiles:Zoe Sterling.
  • Photography:GMGP photography, Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan. Womenswear: Yim Hin,sequin bumbag/clutch:Zoe Sterling
  • Photography:GMGP photography, Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan. Womenswear: Yim Hin,Sequin Rucksack:Zoe Sterling
  • logo
  • Development drawing;art experiments with children, 3-8 years.
  • Colour pallet for Zedhead range, A/W 2013
  • 1960s inspiration from games and toys.
  • Wax crayon ink study, inspired by 1960s games.
  • Fabric, paper, glitter collage.
  • Development sample,;CAD sequin embroidery and heat pressed polyester sequin fabric.
  • Disperse dyed,heat pressed polyester sequin fabric, embroidered with chord, ribbon, bugel beads,and hand made dyed sequin balls.
  • Final illustrations, inks, pen and collage.
  • Heat pressed and disperse dyed sequin sample, with laser cut embroidery and embellishments.
  • Final textile
  • Fashion illustration; inks, pen and collage.
  • Fashion illustration; inks, pen and collage.
  • Fashion illustration; inks, pen and collage.
  • Fashion illustration; inks, pen and collage.
  • Final illustration: inks, pen and collage.
  • Fashion illustration; inks, pen and collage.
  • Final textile.
  • Final textile, side angle
  • Heat pressed and disperse dyed sequin sample, with embroidery and embellishments.
  • Final textile close up
  • Final illustrations, Zara ruck sack design.
  • Hand made sequin balls and dyed telephone wire,embroidered onto dyed and heat pressed sequins.
  • Dip dyed sequin sample with dyed and melted plastic springs.
  • Final bag illustrations for Zilla bag
  • Zedhead Accessories range, A/W 2013
  • Development drawings
  • Development drawings
  • Development drawing
  • Development drawing
  • Development drawings
  • Zedhead Accessories, specifications for Zehava rucksack

Zoe is a London based textile designer, specialising in embroidered textiles for both Menswear and Womenswear. She flourishes in a creative environment and is constantly engaging in opportunities to expand and enhance an innate artistic flair.

A strong attraction to decoration and an acute awareness of colour and aesthetics, stem from Zoe's intrinsic desire to enhance and develop a fun, uplifting and energetic embroidery style, drawing on aspects of global cultures both old and new. In particular, Zoe is extremely passionate about colour, constantly seeking inspiration to manipulate and embellish a wide range of vibrant and exuberant textile materials.

Zoe's FMP collection, is inspired by 60s nostalgia and children's artwork, targeting the older customer. It aims to regenerate fabric surfaces that are beautiful and alluring, through her love of colour and abstract illustration style.

As an individual,Zoe loves working with other designers, in order that her textiles can meet a wider audience: womenswear student Man Yim and Zoe, have recently collaborated for their FMP photoshoot.
In addition, within her graduate collection Zoe has collaborated with Menswear student Brogan Toyn for ‘Jamaican me Crazy’. The collection, an eccentric yet sensational , SS2013 sportswear range, has been selected for the LCF Press Show.

The textiles for ‘Jamaican me Crazy’ further reflect Zoe’s ability to cater for a wide customer base and showcase her unconventional style towards textile design. Reversing the constraints on gender, ‘Jamaican me Crazy’ is a rebellion against frequently used homophobic dancehall lyrics, inspired by the controversial musical style and promiscuity of Jamaica's Dancehall Queens.

The textiles are tactile and enticing, with soft rainbow furs creeping along the edges of garments. In turn, tight crotches are emphasized by brilliantly printed and metallic lurex fabrics, with surges of complex mark making forming these prints. Bedazzling, sequined crop tops emphasize an outlandish street style, contradicting urban aesthetics. In addition, references to dancehall contemporaries in the hip hop genre, are portrayed through basketball shorts engulfed in colour and the sparkle of iridescent fabrics.

Zoe’s sensitivity towards colour is portrayed here, through applying heat pressed patterns and disperse dyes to fabrics. This enables the juxtapositions of colour to be an important focus within the collection. Red or black are often familiarised with promiscuity, however, avoiding seedy connotations ‘Jamaican me Crazy’ adopts modest, pastel hues. These effectively distract from potentially erotic undertones, and encourage the energy of the dancehall for both onlooker and wearer.


Man Yim, womenswear collaboration, contact:http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/manhinyim

Brogan Toyn,menswear collaboration, contact:http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/BroganToyn

Image 3: Photography: Anthony John Sayer, Creative Director: Rob Phillips, Beauty: Pace Chen, Model: Flash, Textiles Print: Zoe Sterling, Menswear design: Brogan Toyn

Image 5.12.13,14,15: Photography:GMGP photography, Tim Hill and James Aubrey Finnigan.

Image 6,7,8,9,10,24,26,27,34,35,36,37,39,40: Joshua Sallon photography.


AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

PRESS:

MTV

http://www.districtmtv.co.uk/article/topic/style/1npr61/ones-to-watch-brogan-toyn/ys7x6a

PIGEONS AND PEACOCKS http://www.pigeonsandpeacocks.com/editorial/the-glorious-graduates/ 2/7/12

VOGUE
http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2014/ready-to-wear/london-college-of-fashion-ba 2/7/12

MY DAILY
http://www.mydaily.co.uk/2013/07/02/london-college-of-fashion-ba-show-2013_n_3532173.html 2/7/12

http://noctismag.com/ 2/7/12

http://www.thestylelane.com/#/lcf13-runway-show/4577776766 2/7/12

http://adorngirl.tumblr.com/post/54533706290/backstage-lcf-2013-graduate-show# 2/7/12

http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/fashion/2013/07/02/lcf-shows-off-design-talent-in-shoreditch/webba2013_catwalk_063/

http://www.poshmann.com/zoe-sterling

Rucksack featured in: https://www.facebook.com/#!/brooomroom?fref=ts

Sequin textile work featured in:http://wgsn.tumblr.com/post/50644377782/cosmic-we-love-lcflondon-student-brogan-toyns
:May 2013


Awarded Commendation for the Bradford Textile Society Fashion & Textile Course award:April 2013
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Sequin textile work featured in:

http://i-donline.com/2013/04/diversity-now-the-finalist-cut/
: March 2013



Awarded The Fashion and Textiles student of the year award two years running, at The King David High School: June 2005 and June 2006



SPECIALIST SKILLS:

Hand embroidery: advanced level

Embroidery Machines:

Domestic, Irish; Cornelli, Tenaka Press and CAD embroidery.
Laser cutter

Knit:
Handknitting:
intermediate level
Industrial knitting machine: intermediate level.


Print:

Screen Printing
Heat Press
Digital printing
Sublimation printing

Garment design:

Pattern cutting:
beginners’ level
Fabric sourcing
Fashion Illustration

Computer Skills

Competent user of the following: Microsoft Word; Photoshop; Illustrator; Wilcom software for CAD embroidery; Colour Matters software and ApS Ethos software.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

JULIEN MACDONALD
February-March 2014
Hand embroidery and collection development
for LFW AW2014.

RALPH & RUSSO
December 2013
Preparation and embroidery for Paris fashion week

ZEYNEP KARTAL
November 2013 -February 2014
Collection development,
PR and social media for LFW AW 2014

CHALAYAN July 2012-Aug 2012
Production assistant


SWAROVSKI creative fashion event
February 2012

• Helping to promote Simon Glazin’s fashion blog.
• Customising and embroidering clothing for celebrity guests.

SOPHIA COUTURE

Dec 2011- Jan 2012
Ethical and sustainable bridal wear, hats and accessories.


AVON June - Sep 2010
Representative of body care products

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK, June - Sep 2008
Within Cheshire

Email zoesterling1@gmail.com