General Studio Student Internship at Osman

Job Purpose
To assist the whole team in general studio work, working closely with pattern cutters, product developers and machinists.
  • Should have a high level of pattern knowledge, garment construction, attention to detail, lay planning and take a logical and pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • Can work under pressure and deadlines
  • Good team worker
  • Able to multitask
  • Hardworking
  • Fluent English written and verbally.
  • Must still be in education during the 6 month internship i.e. placement year
  • Tracing off patterns
  • Be able to have knowledge when cutting out fabric and lay planning, being able to make good use of fabric consumption
  • Work closely with the pattern cutters, product developers and machinists to ensure clear communication.
  • Able to help other departments if needed
  • Check patterns are correct before cutting
  • General house keeping
  • Source fabrics and trims when needed
Minimum 6 months internship, start ASAP and travel expenses paid for. Please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter via the link here. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Missoni Art Colour at the Fashion and Textile Museum


Explore the creative process of Italian fashion house Missoni and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion.

MISSONI ART COLOUR showcases over 60 years of fashion alongside paintings by leading 20th century European artists, and previously unseen textile studies, paintings and Arazzi by Ottavio Missoni. The personal artwork of Missoni is mixed with modernist masterpieces, including the work of Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini, that have influenced Ottavio and Rosita in the development of their signature graphic style. These works are drawn from the MA*GA Art Museum, Gallarate and from private collections in Italy, and the majority have never been exhibited in the UK. The selection of fashion looks, designed by Angela Missoni since 1997, is drawn from the company’s archive, starting in 1953 to the present day.

Organised by the MA*GA Art Museum in collaboration with Missoni, the exhibition celebrates a family firm that has become an international success by combining craft expertise, materials and the latest design trends. Merino wool is featured in many of the garments on display, showcasing the heritage and cultural history of the Missoni family’s association with wool.

For details about visiting go here 

Industry Placement for Fashion & Textile Design


A period of work placement within a degree programme is often viewed as pivotal in the development of today’s graduates, in the sense that academic disciplines and practical application can be interrelated, and key transferable skills practised and developed. The opportunity for you to apply your knowledge  and skills in a fashion and textiles industry setting, whilst gaining experience from the atmosphere and pace of the workplace, helps to develop confidence, define future career goals and enhance employability.


Tatty Devine Studio

Rosie Franklin at her placement at Tatty Devine

You can read about previous WSA students placement experiences here on MakeFuture and learn about the positive influence these have had on their education and future employability.


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For advice and support contact your placement coordinator

Featuring the work of Knitwear for Fashion graduate Phoebe Wang

Recent Knitwear for Fashion graduate, Phoebe Wang, joined us in her second year from Dalian, China. In her two years here she has honed her individual, colourful and experimental approach to Knitwear Design culminating in an exciting graduate collection for Menswear.

Phoebe Wang’s collection was inspired by fairytales and her personal childhood experiences. “I felt very lonely when I was small, I had working parents and few people to really care about me. I was extremely quiet, but I like drawing, I found that I could express my thoughts with my colourful marker pens”.


“I think like me, there are some children or grownups who are different, in some people’s eyes we may be weird. But we have a wonderful world in our mind. I think everyone should have a place in their mind even as they grow older… Children always think the best of people, they can easily forget their pain by having a lollipop. I want everyone to stay positive, to stay like a child.”


Designed for men Phoebe’s knitwear collection contains a spectacular array of pattern, texture and colour that capture a dream-like trippy realm. Designs such as COMME des GARÇONS Rei Kawakubo have inspired Phoebe to express her imaginary world and to put it into some sort of context. “To me Kawakubo is not only a fashion designer but an artist, she has always followed the beat of her own drum, both commercially and creatively.”

It is her parents, however, who have had the largest impact on Phoebe’s choice of career and drive to create “they have encouraged me to pursue my dreams since I was a kid, they told me the importance of hard working, so when I decide to do something, I will never give it up. I think this what makes me as a person and as a designer.”

Phoebe Wang Press Fashion Show -

Phoebe was awarded the Nancy Balfour Award for excellence at the WSA Degree Show. After the summer she will be starting her MA in Knitwear at the Royal College of Art. She will definitely be one to watch in the future!

Design Admin Assistant Roles at Boden – Womenswear Wovens and Knitwear and Jersey

Boden is a London-based clothing company, founded in 1991 by Johnnie Boden. The company’s headquarters are in NW London.

We are looking for a brilliant Admin Assistant to provide strong administrative support to our designers in our womenswear wovens team and in our womenswear knit and jersey team.

If you have an understanding of how the fashion industry works and would enjoy working in a creative environment then this is the ideal opportunity to gain experience in a fun and dynamic team.

As well as being really well organised you’ll be confident, have strong attention to detail, be unfazed by sample management, supplier correspondence and lots of meetings….oh, and you’ll probably eat spreadsheets for breakfast!

You will ideally have a fashion degree and possibly a relevant internship under your belt.

If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you so please apply with a CV and a few examples of your work.

Salary £19,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Location of vacancy North West London

Position type Full Time

Closing date July 20, 2016

For Wovens more details here

For Knitwear more details here

Printed Textiles Graduate Melissa Ougham gains a place at Texprint 2016

Melissa Ougham, who has just graduated in Printed Textiles at WSA, was selected from hundreds of graduates around the UK to take part in Texprint 2016.

Melissa Ougham Texprint Stand

‘Texprint is an organisation run by industry professionals with the added support of many internationally recognised industry names.  Our aim is to select, mentor and promote the best of the UK’s newly graduated textile designers, providing an opportunity for realistic development, and a vital bridge between higher education and the real, commercial world.’

’24 TEXPRINT designers are selected each year following the rigorous interviewing of over 230 applicants submitted by British colleges and universities at both BA and MA levels. The 24 are designers who have shown outstanding skill and artistry in their chosen discipline, and who have impressed the Texprint interview panels with their creativity and desire to succeed in the professional world.  Texprint’s aim is to promote their skills to the industry, to media, and to the related organisations that can help their career launch.’

Those selected showcase their work in London before showing at PV in Paris in September. It is an amazing opportunity for new graduates to meet with exciting industry contacts and become professional designers.

Melissa has been shortlisted for a 7 week internship in Como, Italy via Texprint. Congratulations Mel!

Atelier Intern – RTW at Victoria Beckham Ltd.

Since launching in 2008 the Victoria Beckham fashion brand has developed a distinctive and modern language of clothing.

Main duties

To support the Atelier manager and coordinator in the day to day running of the studio. Being on hand for the team/ machinists / sample cutter and pattern cutters. This includes maintaining the upkeep and organisation of the studio.

−Setting up dockets for and assisting machinists – organising trims, cutting zips for their styles and collecting samples
−Managing stock of all trims for studio – threads, zips, tapes and components
−Filing and recording all trims and information according to the above. In both general folders, and seasonal folders
−Creating seasonal thread charts for machinists to follow
−Help on Maintaining stock levels of fabrics and recording usage
−Responsible for shrink tests on all new fabrics and updating the folder
−Fuse and dry-cleaning tests on all required fabrics

−Building dockets for factory sampling
−Ensuring the irons are emptied and flushed through every week
−Maintaining log of freelance staff arrival and leave times
−Managing stock of, and ordering, stationery supplies for studio
−Assisting the tidying and organisation of the studio
−Booking in bikes and cars for the studio
−Sourcing trims /fabric from retail

−Supporting Atelier Assistant in the packing of trims and fabrics for NYFW
−Supporting Atelier Assistant in the creation of NY Packs for team

Skills & Experience

Fashion Technology, Fashion Design, Fashion Pattern Cutting, Fashion
Management, Fashion Design

The internship will bring understanding of the life of a garment –
observing pattern cutting, fabrics, garment construction, costings,
production preparation, communication with technicians, factory
communication, etc. It will also help the intern to understand the day to day
running of the Atelier with all its processes.

Salary  £7.20 per hour

Location of internship Battersea, London

Internship Length 6 months (with view to extend to 1 year)

Closing date July 14, 2016

For more details and to apply go here

WSA Alumni Hannah Robson graduates from the RCA

WSA Woven Textiles alumni Hannah Robson has just graduated from the Royal College of Art where she developed beautiful sculptural forms using a variety of textiles construction techniques.

Hannah Robson RCA Show 2016

Congratulations Hannah and best of luck for the future.

WSA Textile Graduates at New Designers

Selected graduates from Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles and Knitwear for Fashion will be showcasing their work at New Designers this week.

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Opening times:

Wednesday 29 June:
– VIP & Press Preview:                3:00pm – 6:30pm
– Awards Preview Evening:         6.30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 30 June:                   10:00am – 8:00pm
-Thursday Late:                           5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 01 July:                          10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 02 July:                     10:00am – 5:00pm


Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH

For more details visit

Textile Designer role at Faustine Steinmetz

We’re expanding our small team and are looking for a creative young textile designer who wants a chance to build up an exciting portfolio of work for us. It’s a brand new role, so there is plenty of scope to carve it out. The new Textile Designer will work closely with the Creative Director, working to her strong brief for each season and making sure that our bespoke textiles are made to the highest quality, and on time. You will be part of the decision making process in the creative team, able to challenge yourself and colleagues to push boundaries, and make recommendations for innovating and improving our products and ways of working. We’re looking for someone who can take pride and responsibility for their own work, and be able to take on additional tasks as this.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working under the direction of the Creative Director to produce seasonal moodboards to set the theme for the season
  • Visualising the Creative Director’s textile design directions, researching and experimenting and producing in-house fabric samples
  • Track out of house production of bespoke fabrics, ensuring production matches the samples
  • Managing the Textile Sampling Schedule; ensure they are made on time
  • Ensuring that all work is completed at each stage of the sampling process within the textile department, within specified deadlines as communicated in the Critical Path from the Studio Manager
  • Weekly progress reports

Product Development:

  • Ongoing assessment of existing fabric production suppliers base
  • Sourcing new suppliers for fabric production
  • Ongoing targets to reduce costs, whilst maintaining quality


  • Organise and constantly update an archive of Textile Techniques
  • Recruit and manage a textile design intern to assist with textile research
  • Other relevant duties as requested from time to time

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Able to demonstrate creative flair and a strong knowhow for textiles techniques including weave, knit and print
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as in a team
  • Good communicator, able to motivate our intern team
  • Good time-management skills, able to organise and prioritise your work
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of the current market
  • Good negotiation skills for working with suppliers
  • Confidence and self motivation
  • A positive attitude and a good sense of humour
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally when needed.

To apply, send us your cv, tell us how you heard about this new job, and send us a 10 page portfolio showing examples of your moodboards and your textile designs, making sure to include.

Email it to

We’re interviewing for this post on a rolling basis, so apply quickly before we appoint someone.


  • Your Line Manager will be the Creative Director
  • Your place of work will normally be at our London studio
  • The position is full-time
  • Starting salary of £15,000p.a.
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement, in addition to public holidays

For more details go here