Born in 1993 into an artistic Swiss family of singers, pianists and actresses, Jamileh Nadelmann was surrounded by creativity from an early age on. She felt a deep connection to the theatre where she spent many hours of her childhood straying about the costume tailoring, excited by the process of construction. During that time, she discovered a love and appreciation for design.
After completing an English-German bilingual primary school and graduating from high school with honors, she went on to study an Access Course to Higher Education (Fashion) at London College of Fashion. This one-year preparatory foundation course made it very clear that the fast and exciting fashion world was where her future lay. Rapidly improving her sketching and technical skills since receiving professional guidance, Jamileh also took additional life drawing and sewing classes before applying to Parsons The New School for Design and getting accepted to the BFA in Fashion Design in New York. In her junior year, Jamileh was accepted for a study abroad semester on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear course at the renowned Central Saint Martins in London. The rigorous of the course work, its excellent teachers and competitive environment created a first-class learning experience. Her final project on the course, the White Project, was published in i-D Magazine.
While in London for her semester abroad, she interned full-time for Mary Katrantzou in their production department, where she worked very closely with the garment technicians throughout the process of assembling tech packs for the Resort collection. Back in New York, she worked for renowned womenswear brands such as Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller. During her internship at Nicole Miller in January, she worked hand in hand with the designers to create CADs and embellishments for the Fall/Winter 16 collection. The layout design that she created for the brand were described by The Daily Front Row as 'the shows' highlight'. At present, Jamileh has the great honour of working for Marc Jacobs' Senior Knitwear Designer to create CADS and embellishments for the Spring 17 collection.
Currently a senior at Parsons majoring in Fashion Design, Jamileh takes full advantage of the amazing opportunities around her. She recently was selected to present her collection at Milan Design Week in April, as well as the Annual FBA Fashion Show at NYU. She was also chosen among five other students in the country to showcase her White collection at New York Fashion Week, as well as Brooklyn Fashion Week in fall 2016. As a young aspiring Swiss designer in New York, her work has been published in i-D Magazine, The Style Almanac, ArtsThread, Novvo Magazine as a well as the Swiss magazines Blick, Coop Zeitung and Schweizer Illustrierte.
In the future, Jamileh aims to work hand in hand with other individuals driven by creativity – either as part of a design team or independently. Not only surviving but also thriving in a competitive environment is a talent that she is fascinated by and wants to strengthen further to launch her own envisioned brand in the future. Picking up on developing trends, generating new ones and creating the unprecedented would fulfill her creative ambitions.