Entry Level Textile Designer Post at Stephen Walters – Deadline this week!

Stephen Walters are silk weavers designing and producing fabric for international luxury brands. They have built their reputation as design leaders working exclusively with fashion houses across the world. They are recruiting for the following position to join our highly regarded design team:

Entry Level Textile Designer to work within their creative design team producing CAD representations of their jacquard designs.

The design work is extremely varied and covers a broad range of fabrics from men’s neckwear to contemporary womenswear and furnishings.

They are looking for a designer with good artistic ability and drawing skills, a sensitivity to colour, a diversity of styles and attention to detail. An understanding of CAD systems would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

Their design team is currently made up of trained designers from a variety of disciplines such as print, surface pattern and weave. They would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in similar areas.

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
Salary: Depending on experience

Closing date for applications 11.05.16

Please email your CV with a covering letter to
Katherine Winterton: katherinew@stephenwalters.co.uk

Mulberry: Colour, Material & Graphics Assistant – 6 month internship

Location : London
Employment type : Intern
Hours per week : 38

Mulberry are looking for an intern for the Color / Material / Print designer and Graphic designer with skills and qualities such as:

• Team player able to manage multiple tasks
• Responsible, hardworking and conscientious person who is able to manage their own time to complete tasks
• Organized – It is an amazing opportunity for the candidate to be exposed to how a design studio runs and the organization that is needed; they will play a key role in this. On a daily basis we need help visually updating collection information such as; mood boards, color cards, collection plans, sketches, simulations, researches.
• Fully trained on photoshop/illustrator/InDesign – The candidate will be required to carry out creative projects such as re-working prints/artworks/simulations developments etc. Technical drawings to send to suppliers, so illustrator skills need to be strong.

A previous experience in the fashion industry would be appreciated.

For more details and to apply go here

Knitwear Internship at Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald is a luxury women’s fashion brand famous for its red carpet dressing.

We are currently looking to fill knit internship positions for the S/S 16 show in February. We are looking for students with excellent knitting skills. You should have previous experience using domestic knitting machines; fully fashioning garments and be very competent and confident with a wide variety of stitches.

Essential Personal Skills
We are looking for an individual with the following personal skills and attributes:
• Professional and enthusiastic attitude & approach
• Flexible and self-motivated approach with the ability to adapt to a changing environment
• Have the ability to operate effectively as part of a team as well as, where appropriate, on your own initiative

We are looking for interns to work for up to 6 months to help us prepare for the show in mid February. If you think you’ve got what it takes please send your CV and examples of work with a brief covering letter to Emilia Pancheri via the form here.

Knitwear Designer Role at Sophie Steller

Sophie Steller is a Creative Knitwear Design Studio based in Twickenham, working directly for clients plus their own sweater swatch collection sold to Womenswear retailers.

Main duties:

We are seeking a full time knitwear graduate with proven experience of working in a knit studio (gained either as placement or post graduation).

The candidate should be a keen knitter, preferably with a strong sense of colour and full understanding of directional fashion trends. The role will not only be knitting but also include sketching, creating tech packs, international travel to shows and factories as well as training on our new Shima Seiki software and machinery. Ideally applicants must have had experience at some point in working for swatch studios in the past and are able to work in a fast paced environment.

Skills & Experience:

Skilled on both Domestic & Dubied Knitting machines
Confident, commercial and independent designer
Great colour sense

Salary £18,000 + depending on experience

Closing date October 08, 2015

To read more about this position and apply go here.

Textile Design and Sales Assistant Position at Humphries Weaving

Humphries Weaving is a leading British manufacturer of custom Jacquard fabrics, gaining an international reputation in weaving fine furnishings. With a varied portfolio of works we undertake client led projects for prestigious historical restorations, alongside the high end decorator market. We are looking to recruit a Textile Design and Sales Assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will have a degree in woven textile design or have relevant experience in the field. With a professional attitude, the candidate must be able to confidently communicate with colleagues and clients alike. Applicants must have a valid full driving license for client visits. A proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite is desired to carry out office based administration duties. Knowledge of WordPress and social media or a willingness to learn would be an advantage.

Hours of work: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours)

Location: Sudbury, Suffolk

Salary: Depending on experience

Training: Full training provided

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to fabrics@humphriesweaving.co.uk FAO J. Newman.

Images if desired, no larger than 2MB. Applications to be received by Wednesday 14th October 2015.

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


Paid Creative Direction Internship at WGSN

WGSN is a global fashion and design forecasting company. Operating as a subscription-based website and trend consultancy, WGSN is internationally renowned and work with a huge variety of clients, from accessories to sports to interiors companies.

Main duties

The internship will involve working closely with the creative direction and think tank editors, assisting with research (for example sourcing images and references) as well as helping prepare the Vision reports for production and publishing on the WGSN site.

Skills & Experience

An opportunity to work alongside the WGSN creative direction team as we create our seasonal ‘Vision’ report for AW1718. Working with future fashion, design, cultural and consumer research, the student can expect to develop their research and analysis skills, as well as gain an insight into the trend forecasting process. The role will also provide valuable experience in working with web content.

This is a great opportunity for a student or graduate interested in working in trend forecasting. We’re looking for someone with a particular eye for future trends as well as a well-rounded interest in fashion, design and global culture. They’ll need to be confident with researching and happy to work independently as well as part of a team.

£6.50 per hour

Internship Length
6 weeks

Closing date
September 07, 2015

To read more and apply go here

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

Showroom Assistant at Osborne and Little

Osborne and Little is one of the world’s leading names in fabric and wallpaper design.

Main duties

The position is based at our King’s Road showroom and would predominantly be based around assisting customers and clients with their interior schemes and pushing forward the sales of Osborne and Little fabric and wallpaper as well as our other brands (Matthew Williamson, Nina Campbell and Lorca), furniture and accessories.
We’re looking for someone to be part of our small, friendly team, involved in a variety of duties including; retail sales, ordering, general administration as well as assisting trade and retail customers with design, colour and interiors advice face to face, by phone, letter and email.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant would require excellent spoken and written communication skills, along with the ability to work well within a team at our busy interiors showroom, using their initiative when required. We are looking for someone who is reliable, bright, outgoing and well presented. Previous customer contact experience is essential. A background in design, furnishings or interiors, with some administration experience would be an advantage. Some Saturdays required.

£19,000 – £20,000

Closing date
August 17, 2015

For more information and to apply go here

Textiles Design Assistant for Childrenswear at Boden

Boden are looking for a full time Textiles Design Assistant in the Childrenswear department.

Main duties

We’re famous for our love of pattern and colour and we’re looking for an outstanding designer to join our in-house graphics team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a degree in fashion textiles, print or illustration – and one to two years’ industry experience in a similar role.

Fun logos are part of our Mini signature style, we’re looking for someone with excellent drawing skills and a good sense of colour who can design logos in a charming, engaging and innovative way. On the commercial side, you should have a good understanding of print and embroidery techniques and fabric types.

Skills & Experience

You’ll be competent in Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office. As well as being a good designer, you’ll also perform an important administrative role. We’re looking for an organisational whizz who can keep our files and logo boards in ship shape order. An excellent communicator, you’ll liaise with suppliers, comment on art work submissions and be able to complete 101 other tasks in the course of your duties.

If this sounds like you we’d like to hear from you. Take a good look at our brand, then send us a PDF of your portfolio, a short CV and a letter explaining why you were meant for us.

To read more about the role and apply go here 

Closing date – July 23, 2015