Knitwear for Fashion alumni Victoria Jones featured on Not Just A Label’s ‘Black Sheep’

Graduate knitwear designer Victoria Jones has been showcased as part of Not Just A Label’s ‘Black Sheep’ feature. NJAL selects designers they feel are “especially innovative, pioneering and striking in their work.”

Victoria Jones NJAL feature

Her final womenswear collection Psychedelic Furs is focused around the question of ‘What is bad taste?’ Directed around 1970s playful interiors, the seventies is often described as the decade taste forgot. Victoria plays on the idea of ugliness and how individuals perceive it. William Eggleston, Larry Sultan and Stephen Shore are among the American photographers she took inspiration from as well as old home interior design books by Terrance Conrad.

From the imagery she has drawn on colour, texture and pattern and directed them into knits, using mohair and furry yarn to create interesting knitwear evocative of shag pile rugs and contrasting checks. Dying her own yarn and fabric has enabled her to create a vibrant contemporary colour palette that is balanced across the collection.

Read more here

Featuring Fashion Design Graduate Jasmine Broughton

Jasmine Broughton has just completed her time at WSA studying Fashion Design, garnering much attention at the London Press Show and Graduate Fashion Week, as well as scooping two awards from WSA – the Fashion & Textiles Award, given at the London show, and the Nancy Balfour Award for achievement at the Degree Show last week.
Jasmine’s final collection was inspired by abstract art, the bold colour and free movement of line and texture. Collage influenced many of the silhouettes within the collection resulting in overlaid or oversized shapes representing the random abstract information found within the artists work.
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Her collection also took inspiration from her Grandmother’s love of fashion whatever her age. “Age has been a big influence when designing and my aim is to create fashion that all ages can enjoy. I have focused on developing embellishment techniques that are unique to my designs and represent that fun ethos behind the idea of any woman wearing my clothing.”
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Post WSA, Jasmine hopes to “continue designing clothing that allows me to develop my love of experimentation with textures and further push my textile techniques whether this be within a design company role or designing for my own label.”
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We’re sure Jasmine will go on to great successes! Make sure you see her work at the Degree Show, on for the rest of this week.

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

Design Assistant Position at YMC

London based brand YMC are recruiting.

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a highly passionate design graduate to assist the womenswear designer on a full-time basis. The role will require a highly organized individual with a great passion for the brand and an eagerness to learn and develop their creative Das well as their professional skills.
This is a great opportunity to enter the industry and we would hope to find a candidate to become part of the YMC “family”.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a highly talented and organized individual to support the womenswear designer. The candidate will be responsible for:
• Work closely with womenswear designer.
• Attend fabric shows with the womenswear designer.
• Enquire about all fabrics.
• Generate style codes and page numbers for the season.
• Make season folders and update these as info changes.
• Create spec sheets for every individual style.
• Research finishing’s and trims for the garments.
• Create linesheets for the season. This includes spec drawings of all garments.
• Communicate with all factories. This includes sending them spec sheets, artwork and fit comments.
• Keep a tight eye on deadlines and chase factories or other departments if things are late.
• Get all info about garments from factories including trims, binding and lining quality.
• Set up new collection in PDM.
• Generate season swatchbook for QA.
• Assist with organizing photoshoots.
• Take pictures of every garment, including detail shots for internal purposes.
• Measure all garments.
• Attend fit meetings with QA and make a note of all changes.
• Organize work space and file everything properly so other departments have easy access to info.
• Work closely with other departments of the business when needed.

REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for a cultured individual with the drive to achieve, strong communication skills, an obsessive attention to detail, a hands on approach and humility to work in a small team where passion is key. The candidate must have the following attributes:
• Extremely organised.
• Fluent in English.
• High competency in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel is a must.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to work well alone as well as in a team.
• Extremely passionate.
• Have extensive technical knowledge as well as excellent design aesthetic.
• Great research skills.
• Raw material understanding.
• Good at taking direction and eager to learn.
• “Can do” attitude and proactive.
• Have great respect and good understanding of the brand and their competitors.
• Harmonious and happy.

Please send your cover letter + CV + portfolio via the form here.

WSA London Fashion Show – This Thursday!

Join us for our London Fashion Show this Thursday 28th May, showcasing 20 selected Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear graduates catwalk collection’s and portfolio’s.

WSA London Show Invite

Please note the amended address – The Yard, 89 & 1/2 Worship Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 2BF.

WSA Graduate Fashion Show Next Week!

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Showcasing 49 Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear students across the two shows.

Studio Internships at Tata Naka

Luxury fashion brand Tata Naka are looking for interns to assist in their West London studio.

Description
We offer internships on an unpaid voluntary basis – or as a course requirement by your college. Normally our interns have to be over 18 and in tertiary education i.e. doing a degree course to qualify for work experience.

Interns will work on hand sewing, pattern drafting, garment construction, logistic and sales experience. They will get first hand experience of the inner workings of a design studio, working closely with the designers and core team through to Fashion week.

Our office hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Profile
We are a small but perfectly formed high end fashion label based in West London! We show at LFW twice a year and produce six collections per annum so there is always something to help with and to get involved with.

We are looking for hard working interns who like to get stuck in and learn all about how a small business works.

Specific Needs
Ideally fashion students only as interns will need to be able to handle a variety of tasks including hand sewing, pattern drafting and garment construction.

For more details and to apply go here

Pattern Cutting Internship at Thomas Tait

Thomas Tait is currently seeking a Studio Intern with a Design/Pattern Cutting background to help our luxury womenswear studio work for the exhibition at Pitti Woman Florence in June and SS16 show London in September.

Duration is 3 to 6 months full-time internship starting from April, May or June.

Main duties:
• Pattern making / Draping / Pattern alteration / Tracing
• Sample cutting / Toile stitching
• Assisting spec pack and Technical Drawing by Illustrator and Excel
• Assisting research of designer such as images, materials, suppliers, techniques
• Assisting fitting
• Visiting manufactures for product development
• Hand finishing
• Fabric and trim sourcing
• General studio errands

Necessary skills:
• Excellent knowledge in pattern cutting and garments construction
• Sewing skill of industrial machine and hand
• Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Fluent verbal communication
• Able to discuss ideas and solutions

Profile:
• BA Fashion Design / Pattern Cutting background
• Reliable, hard-working, flexible and willing to learn
• Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Focus, organized and proactive
• Good at team work

The Intern will:
• Support and be involved in our project for fashion exhibition Pitti Woman 2015
• Get to see the development of a collection from start to finish and be part of the run up to a show
• Helping backstage of SS16 show at LFW in September
• Be able to develop strong pattern cutting skills and design development strategy which will support your future work
• Gain the knowledge of variety of materials

If you think you are the right person for this role, please send us documents below and specify your availability via the form
• CV
• Covering letter
• Portfolio in PDF file or the link of the online portfolio

Due to high amount of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please go here to apply.

C&E Lecture – Jamie Wei Huang talks about her Womenswear Label

C&E Poster - Jamie Wei Huang

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