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DrAndra Clitan Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor
Andra Clitan

Specialization:

  • Fashion Design and Textiles

Research Interests:

  • Multicultural crafts, Smart Materials and E-Textiles

Contact

  • + (971) 65057875 + (971) 502050265
• PhD in Visual Arts (NARIC translated to Doctor in Philosophy, PhD standard in UK) • QTS Certificate with Ref. no. 1662261 • Master Degree – Womenswear Major, Textiles/Print Minor (NARIC translated to MA/MSc standards in UK) • Fashion Folio Course – Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London, UK • Bachelor Degree – Womenswear Major, Textiles/Print Minor (NARIC translated to BA/BSc Honours standard in UK) • Erasmus Scholarship, Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, France
MA RA MI clothing, Sept. 2016 – Present, Founder & Creative Director (e-commerce platform) • Designing the womenswear and accessories collections for each season (from concept to the final product) • Supervising the production line – end to end, Sourcing fabrics • Styling and Creative Direction for the company visuals (visual communication, photos - campaign and lookbooks) • Managing the entire team (craftsman, seamstresess, producers, sourcing companies, buyers, clients etc.) ALPADIA Summer Camps, July 2017 – August 2017, Fashion Lecturer ALPADIA Summer Camps, July 2016 – August 2016, Fashion Lecturer • Preparing and organising fashion workshops: theoretical aspects, colours analysis, introduction to fashion drawing and illustration, fabric manipulation • Actively encouraging the students involvement through inspirational research in the culture and fashion field • Theoretical courses about contemporary art and fashion PHOENIX Academy, March 2017 – Textiles , Art & Design Technology Teacher (Year 7 to Year 11, GSCE) • Creating lesson plans, learning plans to suit age, course and assessment, and delivering sessions for groups from 4 up to 30 students Al Khawarizmi International College, Sept. 2014 – January 2016, Head of Fashion Department • Coordinating the Fashion Design department and teaching the following courses: • Fashion Portfolio, Fashion Styling and Merchandising, Historic costume • Project Workshop, Fashion Drawing, Concept Development, Textiles Development Raffles Design Institute Manila, March 2013 – September 2014 - Fashion Design Lecturer • Coordinating the Fashion department and teaching the following courses: • Mini Collection Workshop and Textile Development • Design Research and Development, Project Workshop • Fashion Sketching and Drawing, History of Costume Sous Seing Prive, March 2012 - Sept 2012 - Internship in Haute-couture Atelier • Learned and practiced traditional Haute-Couture techniques • Draping and pattern making for made to measure clothing • Couture sewing, clothing construction and finishes, hand-made details, finishes and embroidery 100% RO NGO Association, Bucharest, March 2011 - February 2012 , Studio Director 2011 Project: Haute-Couture Collection entitled "Prejudices" - Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 • Worked as a consultant in Romanian traditional art and costume • Organised and supervised the collection production process and responsible for sourcing fabrics, accessories, producers for the entire collection • Supervised and assisted collaborations with craftsmen from different fields (embroidery, felt making, weaving, wood carving, fur and leather manufacturing) • Proposed new techniques of embroideries, weaved fabrics, wood processing, leather manufacture, accessories and develop according to concept proposed by Philippe Guilet Shopping Report Magazine, Sep 2008 - Dec 2009, Fashion Editor • Created fashion editorials and the magazine covers • Coordinated and styled the fashion articles Mexton clothing brand, Sep 2006 - May 2008, Creative Director • Designed collections for each season (choosing patterns, range of colours, fabrics) and market research • Coordinated the production line and in charge of sourcing in Romania, Turkey, Italy and China
December 7th to 10th 2018 - Participation at Slow Design Fashion Days event with capsule collection, Geneva, Switzerland December 2018 – Published in Lucy Magazine, Los Angeles, United states October 25th 2018 – Winner of AFCN cultural contest entitled “Wool Road”, Bucharest, Romania October 2018 – Published in OUT Magazine, outfit worn by singer Christine from Christine and The Queens, Los Angeles, United states December 30th 2018 – Costume design for “Saftita” performance, a Balkanic inspired project created by Marius Mihalache, National Theatre, Bucharest, Romania 23rd November – Published in Sickymag magazine, Los Angeles, United States September 28th – Present at the HBO Emmys awards with personal design worn by actrice Jamie Lee, Los Angeles, United states. May 1st to 31st December 2018 – Part of The Residency Experience Showroom, Los Angeles, United States January 11th 2018 – Published in Culture Trip online magazine, Bucharest, Romania January 5th 2018 – Participation at Kiev Fashion Days with private fashion show, TSUM Kiev, Ukraine March 20th 2017 – Private Pup-Up Shop with capsule collection, London, United Kingdom March 1st to 17th 2017– Private exhibition with the Identity collection at the Romanian Cultural Institute, London, UK Oct 1st to 15th Nov 2016 – Winner of CultIn grant, awarded by the Ministry of Culture in Romania for the project: "Fashion and crafts; perpetual dialogue", supporting Ancestral crafts May 5th – Part of group exhibition at Delta Studio, Bucharest, Romania 24 July to 15th Sept 2016 – Part of the group exhibition entitled “Maiastra. Magic Birds. Virtual Fairies” hosted by Galateca Art Gallery (Bucharest); the exhibition is a collaborative, multi-focus project that represents a bridge between tradition and the future, a contemplative multicultural space showecasing both Romanian and foreign artists and designers 15th December 2015 – Published in The One Magazine, Bucharest, Romania 11th to 12th of October - Speaker at the International Textile Fair Dubai 2015, with the subject “Multicultural Diversity. Traditional Art and Craft translated into contemporary design” 26th to 27th of April - Speaker at the International Textile Fair Dubai 2015, with the subject “Multicultural Diversity. Traditional Art and Craft translated into contemporary design” December 2nd to 4th, 2013 - Speaker and Mentor (together with 4 other young entrepreneurs from Singapore and Malaysia) at The Global Forum of Management and Entrepreneurship, part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Philippines, an initiative of the Young Entrepreneurs Society Philippines with the title and main topic - “Embracing Creativity and Innovation”, Cebu, PH January 15th 2013 – Awarded to showcase the "Sola Scriptura" collection at Mercedez Benz Berlin Fashion Week and Exhibited at the Premium Messe Berlin Fashion Fair Feb 2011 - Contest Winner ”Fashion Road: Dialogue across Borders”, organised by British Council, EUNIC, ICR, Armenian Fashion Council Aug 2010 – Designed and produced the costumes for the National Gala Show, held by Avon Romania at the National Theatre, Bucharest May 2010 - Designed and produced the costumes for the Theatre play “It’s 13th, How Lucky” directed by Beatrice Rancea for Avon Romania, held at Notarra Theatre, Bucharest
FEPAIUS, UAP
From Multiculturalism to Intercultural Dialogue. The Traditional Holiday Costume Dedicated to the funeral Ritual between Tradition and Contemporaneousness in Transylvania. “Identity” Project “ Wool Road” Project “Fashion Road: Dialogue Across Boarders”
December 2018 – Published in Lucy Magazine, Los Angeles, United states October 2018 – Published in OUT Magazine, outfit worn by singer Christine from Christine and The Queens, Los Angeles, United states 23rd November – Published in Sickymag magazine, Los Angeles, United States January 11th 2018 – Published in Culture Trip online magazine, Bucharest, Romania 15th December 2015 – Published in The One Magazine, Bucharest, Romania
Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Textiles Development, Print, Editorials, Cultural Projects
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October 25th 2018 – Winner of AFCN cultural contest entitled “Wool Road”, Bucharest, Romania Oct 1st to 15th Nov 2016 – Winner of CultIn grant, awarded by the Ministry of Culture in Romania for the project: "Fashion and crafts; perpetual dialogue", supporting Ancestral crafts Feb 2011 - Contest Winner ”Fashion Road: Dialogue across Borders”, organised by British Council, EUNIC, ICR, Armenian Fashion Council
"I believe that there are five essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment. (5) Technology and innovation must be integrated in the program."
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