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Alexandra Nicholson Graduate Profile
I have a passion for manipulating fabric and combining textiles in fashion and hope to pursue this love in my career as a designer in London. I will be graduating from my fashion degree in Bristol this summer, having been fortunate enough to study in both Bristol and in Rotterdam.

I'm inspired by artists and photographers alike who retain a minimalist element within their work. I have specialised in womenswear within fashion, investigating innovative textiles including print and fabric manipulation.

My main interest lies in pattern cutting creating feminine, delicate tailoring with an edge of rawness.

Willing to Travel: Depends on project
Work for Trade: Depends on project
Print | Textiles | Women’s wear

Alexandra Nicholson completed her internship with McQ Alexander McQueen from June 2010 – September 2010
under the supervision of Jane Hayward (WRTW Designer) & Nora Deubel (WRTW Pattern Cutter).
During that period she assisted the WRTW team in research for design developement, studio duties, such as
organization and presentation, and general tasks for the day to day running of the studio.

Alexandra is very responsible and volunteers to jump in and help out with any task. She is well organised,
creative, hard working, enthusiastic and calmly handles stress associated with busy times in the office.
She worked particulary closely with Nora Deubel, involving sewing toiles, independently developing samples for
design details, and supporting the pattern developement.

During the internship Alexandra refined her sewing and pattern cutting skills, and was eager to learn and apply
new techniques.

For any further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact the McQ office on the below number.

Jane Hayward, WRTW Designer McQ, 0207 017 8226

Work Experience

Chris Clyne

Alexander McQueen

Harvey Nichols

Awards & Nominations

Student of the year Karen Millen Portfolio Award nomination at London Graduate Fashion Week

Additional Highlights


London Graduate Fashion Week

New Designers London

Royal Academy of Arts Fashion show Bristol


Credits for Femme Fatale: Untitled Identity


Photography by David Roberts

Retouching by Emily Twomey

Make Up by Lucy Joy Oldfield

Hair by Emma Posselt

Models Catherine Twomey and Lucy Brownridge

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