Karen Millen intern takes first steps to success

First published: 14-01-2010

This week has seen the mononymously-known Dan, a Karen Millen intern, create his first dress for the company's spring/summer 2010 collection, it has been announced.

Fans of Karen Millen watches may want to keep track of Dan's progress as he and professional fashion house designer Gill sketched out the dress before she gave him fabrics and instruction to create what would be the company's classic tight-fitting black bandage jersey dress.

The trial-and-error ethic of the protege paid off after many of the dress' larger panels started to look unflattering, which were later made narrower while the transparent panel at the side of the dress helped make it look perfect.

Dan's mannequin was later boxed up and sent off to the factory to produce a real copy of the dress. He said: "Hopefully the first sample of the dress should make it back to the studio soon, and I'll be able to see how well it turned out!"

Karen Millen released its latest quilted bag this week and told its watch fans: "Lighter than last year's collection, it is no less hardwearing and a great investment as a statement piece as it comes in bright coral red or vivid acid yellow."

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