Designer ProfileCarrie-Ann Stein — Performance Costume Designer

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Background

Lancashire-born and London-based, Carrie graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fashion Design with Knit. Her graduate collection, Postcards from Blackpool, was selected for the Central Saint Martins College Press Show where it met with justifiable acclaim in The Telegraph, Style Bubble, Elle, Harvey Nichols, Grazia, Hunger TV, Not Just A Label, Fashion Fox, and Le Monde.

The conceptual knitwear collection was a candid study of the real Blackpool via the medium of postcards. Vivid, neon, promenade colours were captured and applied to the unsung back streets, with knit-weave and cut-float techniques providing a foundation for sublimation printing and a connection to Lancashire’s weaving heyday.

During her degree, Carrie interned at Michiko Koshino where she developed her understanding of silhouette and pattern cutting; and in 2012 she won the 1st Umbria Cashmere District Award. She was selected personally by Brunello Cucinelli of the eponymous international, luxury, cashmere house and worked with his team in Italy.

In September 2013, London Fashion Scout selected Carrie’s graduate collection for their Graduate Showcase during London Fashion Week. Shortly afterwards, The Centre for Fashion Enterprise invited her onto their New Market Entry Programme. A panel consisting of Hilary Alexander, Alexandra Shulman and Jessica Bumpus selected Carrie as a Ones to Watch designer for LFW February 2014.

Current

Carrie’s love of live performance has led her to develop her career in costume design. She has been designing and constructing costumes since 2016 for West End fringe shows, national and regional theatres. Carrie enjoys designing costumes for new writing and welcomes commissions from experimental practitioners.

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