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Amartey, Valentine


Valentine   Amartey

Part-time Lecturer

Office Location:

  • Email: amarteyv@newschool.edu


  •  Currently showcasing knitwear/designs at POPSOUK and ARTISTS AND FLEAS

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Private Consultancy
    Currently teaching machine knitting classes for designers, Brooklyn studio.
    Classes Include:Design approach to yarn/fabric manipulation. Exploration of various techniques from basic to advanced, as well as attention to machine set up and maintenance.
    PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
    Assisted Caroline Mckenty in Advanced Ribber and Intermediate classes in Machine Knitting. 2006.

    INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: USA
    CAROLINE MCKENTY Knitwear design studio HQ Design Assistant: Conceptual knit development. Material and yarn resource. Garment Prototyping.
    Clients include :
    CALVIN KLEIN CELEBRITY: Collaboration on Lady Gaga thread lace outfit for Save the Rain Forest Fundraiser Event, Madison Square Garden. 2010
    CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION: Creating original knit treatments, knitting for prototype garments.2008
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    2010
    BRUCE: Spring Collection 2003 Fall Runway Collection 2004
    THEORY: Knitting garment prototype 2002
    GATEE: Boutique collection line. design, prototype and small production. 2001

    CRYPTO/BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES: Brooklyn based apparel and accessory line. Director of Sales, shipping, merchandising, setting up and working the booth at Magic.
    INSIDERS 1: Brooklyn based leather goods, specializing in original photography printed on fine Italian leather. Consulting with clients at trade shows. 2007-2011

    UK
    CIRCLE LINE DESIGN: Internationally renowned London based print studio, creating unusual and original artwork.Trend forecasting, working directly with clients at the DIRECTIONS trade show, three times a year. 2008 to present.

    THE COLLECTION:
    London based trend, print and garment styling studio.
    International sales. Original knit designs sold as trend ideas to the apparel industry

    Extensive client list–clients sold to includes Kate Moss for Top Shop and Armani 2008 till present.

     


    Current Courses

    Machine Knitting



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