Samira Khadraoui

Costume Making and Design

A devoted and inquisitive Costume for Performance graduate with a particular interest in historic costume.
The love for embroidery highlights a keen eye for attention to detail and finer works. Intuitive and experimental, with a great interest and experience in textile design and fabric manipulation.

Technical Skills:
Corsetry, Millinery, Breaking down, Goldwork, Fabric manipulation, Pattern cutting, Pattern drafting, Costume Mounting

Aditional Skills:
Basic skills in Photoshop, Microsoft Office
Fluent in German and English


Sep ’11 – July ’14 London College of Fashion BA (Hons) | Costume for Performance

Projects: Victorian bodice, petticoat and bustle, Millinery, Body Padding, Breaking down, Corsetry, World War one uniforms for Design Colloboration project, 18th century Menswear

Sep ’10 – May ’11 London College of Fashion | Access to Higher Education (Fashion)

Projects: Final fashion show‐ designed and constructed a costume inspired by research and design project , Textile design project, photography, The Fashion Industry

Relevant Experience:

          Nov ’14 ‐ Dec ’14 Das Gewand | Internship

          Oct ’14 The Young Man And The Stranger | Costume Stand-by

          Mar ’13 – Apr ’13 V&A Textile Conservation | Work Placement 

Mar ’13 Sedos’ GODSPELL | Assistant to Costume Designer

• Buying, Sourcing and Assisting with Alterations

Jan ’13 – Mar ’13 Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises) | Costume Maker and Wardrobe Assistant

• Participated in Production meetings and fittings
• Drafted patterns and sewed 10 skirts
• Wardrobe and Dressing

Jan ’13 – Feb ’13 Pip Hackett Millinery | Assistant

• Assisted in the creation of Pip Hackett’s new hat collection

August ’11 Christina Dettmers | Nehelenia Patterns Assistant

• Making: historical costumes, corsets, decorations
• Learning about the cut and construction of 18th century Womanswear, fabric prints and terminology


Re-Enactment (and part of the society L’age de Lumiers) of the 18th and 19th century since 2007

Samira Khadraoui CV 2014 (PDF Download)


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