Menswear Styling and Studio Internship

London based, Rose Forde is a Menswear Stylist & Consultant working across editorial, campaign & talent dressing. Rose Forde contributes to several international titles including L’UOMO Vogue, GQ, L’Officiel Hommes, Numero Homme as a Contributing Fashion Editor and also has a roster of high-profile actors and musicians for image management.
The studio is a busy environment and we are a small team so there are many opportunities to learn and grow.
This is an voluntary internship for someone who is looking for experience in this area of styling & fashion or has experience but wants the opportunity to work in smaller team so that greater responsibility on projects can be achieved.
The role will require dedication to each project and the ability to work well in a team.
Independent time keeping and a polite proactive attitude to each job.
Responsibilities will include:
  • pull-ins & returns
  • editing looks
  • studio admin
  • creating fashion & mood boards
  • assisting on shoot days
Rose Forde runs a intern programme that runs for 6 weeks, candidates will be able to complete key tasks and leave with key skills for their CV. The studio team will advise and guide each intern and ensure that time given is valued and rewarded with experience that benefits further career goals. Each intern will leave with a review and points for CV completed by the studio team.
For more details and to apply

WSA Work-in-Progress Fashion Show Tomorrow 5pm

Come and see our Fashion and Knitwear students Work-in-Progress fashion show!

W.I.P Fashion Show

 

Menswear Design Paid Internship at Loewe, Paris

Today, LOEWE approaches 170 years as one of the world’s major luxury houses, defined by the modernity of its past, an unwavering confidence in the present, and a firm look forward. Craftsmanship, progress and unequalled expertise with leather, LOEWE’s founding pillars, are reconfigured with a timely awareness evident in desirable and functional products across multiple categories, including ready-to-wear, accessories, home and lifestyle. Spain is where LOEWE was born and remains the brand’s home.

The intern will be joining the Menswear Design team for the creation of the new collection as creative support and research assistant.

Main duties
– Support to creative needs
– Research and collaboration on colour pallettes
– Technical drawings (by computer and by hand)
– Collaborate with Designers researching materials
– Fill up the lines sheet with the color ways
– Assist in gathering and delivering information and data for the preparation of new collections

Skills & Experience
– Passion for fashion creativity
– High command of English.
– High command of Illustrator and Photoshop
– Research sensibility
– Creativity and innovation

Salary €900 per month

Location of internship Paris 6th, France

Internship Length 6 months

Closing date December 03, 2015

For more information and to apply go here

Sophie Steller visits WSA for industry project

Sophie Steller with WSA Students

Second year Knitwear for Fashion and Woven Textile Design students have been working on an industry project for Knitwear Design Studio Sophie Steller. The students developed designs for a past/modern collection, using drawings from museum collections as a starting point for their textile swatches. After the project review with Sophie Steller, 8 students were selected for interviews.

From Knit:
Anna Bateman
Amy Fuller
Isabel Worth
Hannah Brabon
Alice Bracken

From Weave:
Danielle Gill
Rebecca Lickley
Rebecca Moore

Sophie will be offering placements to successful interviewees.

Production Internship at Christopher Raeburn

BRAND OVERVIEW
Christopher Raeburn is one of the most exciting emerging fashion brands in the UK. Over the last four years the brand has developed a unique and innovative approach to design applied to menswear, womenswear, and accessories. The business currently produces four collections a year two men’s and two women’s along with complementary men’s and women’s accessories.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Aiding the production team through out the production of both menswear and womenswear collections.
• Helping prepare for production with stock checks and managing trims.
• Resourcing fabrics and trims for production (this can apply especially to the ex military fabrics)
• Work along side Pattern Cutter on pattern amends in preparation for cutting.
• Help with organising in house production, cutting, collating trims, finishes.
• Be actively involved in the QC stage, inc factory visits – needs to have a keen eye for detail.
• Aid with packing and shipping – keeping the studio space organised in this busy stage of production.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Technical understanding of fabric and garment construction.
• Pattern cutting skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Keen eye for detail and understanding of high quality.

To apply go here

Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition

London will be the destination for the unconventional exhibition “LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 3 – Past, Present, Future”.
A modern and unexpected reinterpretation of a fashion show, this exhibition, following on from SERIES 1 and SERIES 2, invites visitors to discover Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations for his fourth ready-to-wear show as the Artistic Director for women’s collections at Louis Vuitton.

The exhibition will be open to the public from September 21st to October 18th, 2015.

180 Strand, London, WC2

http://uk.louisvuitton.com/eng-gb/fashion/series-3-exhibition-london#/home

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The Fabric of India – New Exhibition at the V&A

Opening this week and running until 10 January 2016, the new exhibition at the V&A, London, explores the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. The exhibition showcases over 200 objects from the 3rd to the 21st-century, including Tipu Sultan’s spectacular 18th-century tent, a stunning range of historic costume, highly prized textiles for international trade and cutting-edge fashion by celebrated Indian designers. The Fabric of India brings together the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection alongside international masterpieces displayed for the first time.

A must-see for any fashion and textile student or designer.

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You can read more about the exhibition and the programme of events here.

Fashion Student Sophie Lever tells of her internship at By Walid

Sophie Lever, a Fashion Design student about to go into her 2nd year at WSA, has spent her summer interning at fashion label By Walid. Recent press in Mr Porter about By Walid mentions WSA as part of the intern team.

Sophie Lever describes her experience; “I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to carry out a month’s internship at By Walid in London during the summer. This internship was extremely beneficial, and I learnt so much during my time there. Some of the tasks that I carried out included copying patterns that were then sent to the factory for manufacturing, and undertaking quality control on the garments. I also completed hours of hand sewing and finishing ready for shipping.”

By Walid Studio Shot

“By Walid’s garments are all made from beautiful recycled antique fabrics that can be extremely delicate, and therefore much care and attention is needed to ensure that they were suitable to be sent off to clients. It really opened my eyes as to how much work is put into each one-of-a-kind piece, I would often spend two full days working on the finishing of just one coat! However, the amount of care and time that went into each garment really showed and I think that is the key to the brands success.”

Sophie Lever By Walid Studio Shot

“When I was given a months internship I was aware my roles could have been general office duties, which I would have been happy to do. However, I considered it to be a real privilege to be trusted to actually work on the garments, and to feel like part of the team. It was so nice working with a group of extremely talented people and learning tips and gaining advice that will help me during my studies in the future.”

All photographs by Sophie Lever 2015

http://www.mrporter.com/journal/meet-the-makers/by-walid/452

Pattern Cutting Internship at Saloni

Saloni is a luxury womenswear brand, encompassing feminine, playful and effortless elegance. They are designed for a woman who confidently embraces vivid prints and colour palettes while also appreciating the value of artisanal craft.

We are currently seeking a pattern cutting intern to assist the pattern cutting team in our London office. The ideal candidate will need to have pattern cutting experience and be passionate about pursuing this as a career. The chosen intern will need to be able to excel in a fast paced environment and have a good understanding of garment construction. You should also have an eye for detail and precision as accuracy is imperative.

We are looking for an individual who is reliable, enthusiastic and able to work independently as well as in a team.

Position is available immediately, with the duration of the placement being a minimum one month and a maximum six. Placement is unpaid, apart from travel costs which will be covered for zones 1-2 only. This is a great opportunity for a student or graduate to gain industry experience in a fast paced design studio.

Skills required
• Pattern cutting experience
• Strong understanding of garment construction/ technical side of design
• Experience tracing pattern/ cutting and stitching toiles
• Organised with good attention to detail
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• Positive & self-motivated attitude
• Undergraduate or graduate in relevant fashion/design based degree

Please send your CV and any relevant examples of work.

To apply please go here

Dazed Fashion Forum: A series of talks and workshops – 25th July

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Dazed Fashion Forum hosted by Amazon Fashion

Saturday 25th July
Talks 11am-7pm

Party 8am-11pm

Tickets: £15

Online tickets available from – https://billetto.co.uk/dazedfashionforum

More about the event on Dazed Digital here  

Talks
Jefferson Hack and Nicola Formichetti
Alex Fury and Zowie Broach
Gareth Pugh, Ruth Hogben & Katie Shillingford
Tim Noakes and Frederic Sanchez
Olivia Singer and Isamaya Ffrench
Phoebe Collings James and Isabella Burley
Shona Heath and Shonagh Marshall

Interactive Workshops
Ryan Lo
Claire Barrow
Ditto Press
Gary Card

Live Shoot 
Rankin and team