Winchester Degree Show opens tomorrow!


Winchester School of Art
Park Avenue,
Winchester SO23 8DL

Private View:
Friday 10th June 18:00‚Äď20:00 (Reception 17:00‚Äď18:00)

Public Opening:
Saturday 11th June 11:00-18:00
Sunday 12th June 11:00-18:00
Monday 12th РFriday 17th June 11:00-18:00
Saturday 18th June 11:00-18:00

WSA Degree Show features student work from:
BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Management
BA (Hons) Fine Art
& BA (Hons) Graphic Arts

In-House Designer role at Asiatic, London

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Asiatic are currently recruiting for the following role:


We are looking for a designer to work at our London head office 4 days a week. The successful applicant will be creating designs for our own collections as well as for our clients.

This role would be suited to a Textiles Graduate with strong attention to detail, an ability to work in a broad spectrum of styles and a eye for colour. Strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills are extremely important, along with good hand drawing skills. The successful applicant will work closely with the product development team but will also need to be able to work independently.

This is a varied role and responsibilities include, but are not limited too;

  • Following design and trend briefs provided by a range of high street interior brands.
  • Creating new designs and adapting existing designs, for both the high street and the companies own collection.
  • Conducting research into current and future trends.
  • Compiling mood boards and colour stories.
  • Carrying out Comp Shops.

Essential skills and experience

  • Degree in a relevant subject, preferably textile design (Print, Weave or Surface pattern).
  • Creative flair and commercial approach to design.
  • Sensitivity to colour.
  • Strong CAD skills, Photoshop and Illustrator experience.
  • Ability to identify key trends, and interpret these in a relevant and commercial way.
  • Knowledge of high street interiors market.
  • Ability to work towards specific and varied briefs.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to successfully work as part of a team and independently.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • This is an entry level role but some relevant experience within a similar role or internship is required.

Hours of work: 9am to 5.30pm Monday-Thursday Location: London N4

Salary: Dependant on experience

To apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to

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:

Printed Textiles student Megan Ferris wins Filthy Weather Scarf Competition

Megan Ferris, currently in her second year of studying Printed Textile Design has won a scarf competion with company Filthy Weather. Her ‘Welcome to¬†Wonderland’ design will be produced as a limited edition silk scarf as well as receiving ¬£400 as part of her prize.


Megan’s¬†scarf design was inspired by the work of Hannah Hoch, the Tim Burton film and other artists such as Polly Morgan, Tim Walker and Ralph Steadman. The scarf focuses on the key characters from Alice in Wonderland, surrounded by famous quotes from the book and strange clocks. Colours were inspired by Salvador Dali’s illustrations using the¬†contrast of bright and washed out shades. Elements of Megan’s own dreams also inspired some of the images in her design. The scarf celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland which takes place this year.

Congratulations Megan!



‘Liberty in Fashion’ at the Fashion and Textile Museum

‚ÄúI was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones.‚Ä̬†Arthur Lasenby Liberty.


Liberty has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts since 1875. The exhibition explores Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the 19th century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early 20th century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s. Liberty Art Fabrics and the textile design studio take centre stage as the internationally recognised leader in floral, paisley and patterned prints and dress fabrics.

Liberty in Fashion celebrates the 140th anniversary of the company. The exhibition charts Liberty‚Äôs history as ‚Äėthe‚Äô fashionable place to shop as well as its role as the source and originator of key trends in fashion history. Over 150 garments, textiles and objects demonstrate Liberty‚Äôs strong relationships with designers since 1875, from Arthur Silver of Silver Studio to collaborations with Jean Muir, Cacharel, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.

Exhibition Dates: 9 October 2015 ‚Äď 28 February 2016

For details about the exhibition and the programme of event go here.

Alumni Success for Printed Textile graduate Jennifer Varty

Jennifer Varty graduated from WSA in Printed Textile Design in 2014. After studying with us she went on to a year long internship in New York with Collection 18 after being interviewed at New Designers. Collection 18 is fashion accessory company specializing in scarves for designer brands and private label collections.

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Creative Director, Rachel Rowberry, was so impressed with Jennifer she has now been given a permanent role as Print Designer at the company.  She is now the primary
designer on the Saks and JCPenney accounts, for which she does the trend
research, design concepts and colouring, and work alongside members of the
sales team and buyers. She is currently preparing for Fall 2016 on the Collection 18 line, compiling trend and colour research for the new season, which she will have to present to the entire design team at our Fall Kick-Off meeting, before designing the collection.

Congratulations Jennifer!

Alumni Success for Printed Textiles Graduate Carmen Lever

Carmen Lever, who graduated from Printed Textiles at WSA in 2014, is now a Studio Designer at Osborne & Little in London.

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Carmen started interning at Osborne & Little in March last year, initially her role involved assisting the different teams in the studio, including the designers, graphics and production, with general studio tasks such as sending selected deigns and colourways off to suppliers to be produced and helping send purchase orders. During her time interning Carmen also started designing for Osborne & Little and helping colour wallpaper designs. After interning for 3 months Carmen was offered a permanent design role.

She is currently working on the next collection collaborating with Matthew Williamson, launching in September 2016. She is still putting her drawing and painting skills to good use in developing designs, alongside CAD processes.

Congratulations Carmen!

Print Design Assistant wanted at Jacques Vert

Jacques Vert Group is the UK’s largest Womenswear concession retailer in over 470 outlets in the UK, Europe, Canada and Middle East with a strong online presence across all of its brands. Our portfolio of Elegant British Brands includes Jacques Vert, Kaliko, Planet, Precis Petite, Windsmoor, Eastex and Dash.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and inspired print specialist to join our team.

The Jacques Vert signature style is synonymous with elegant and distinctive Occasionwear dressing. Original and feminine print designs are a key element of the Jacques Vert brand and we are fortunate to have as part of our design room, a dedicated painting studio to allow our Print Designers to develop and create original and unique designs for our brands.

Print Design Assistant ‚Äď The Role
Research, develop and interpret print trends and ideas in-line with the brand DNA. Ensuring we are constantly developing our print offer to meet our customer’s needs
Create original print designs using various hand painting and drawing techniques
Utilise CAD programmes to assist in preparing artworks for production, putting designs in repeats and placements
Generate CAD garment range boards in line with business requirements
Creating trend packs, mood and colour boards, re-colouring artworks
Support and work closely with the Design team on design administration tasks, ensuring successful results in all design aspects of the product journey

Print Design Assistant ‚Äď The Candidate
You will be a talented Print Designer/Painter/Textile Artist/Illustrator with a feminine handwriting and a natural leaning towards floral design
A strong understanding of colour and able to demonstrate strong hand painting and drawing skills and technique with attention to detail
Good CAD skills in Adobe Photoshop essential and knowledge of Microsoft office programmes desirable (Powerpoint/Word/Office 365)
Understanding of creating repeat patterns and placements for garments
Garment & pattern cutting knowledge would be a great advantage
A good communicator in both written and verbal skills
Ability to be flexible and work with all members of the team on the creative journey, embracing the business core values
A professional, can-do attitude with a common sense approach to problem solving is essential
Good organisational and time management skills

To apply for this position go here.


Print Studio Intern at Holly Fulton

The Holly Fulton studio are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic intern to assist the team with digital print and artwork developments for the upcoming SS16 London Fashion Week show.

The candidate must be experienced in using Illustrator and Photoshop and have a very accurate eye. You must be a punctual and motivated individual and a professional attitude is essential. This role would be great for anyone with a graphics/illustration background who is looking to gain experience within the fashion industry.

Responsibilities will include;
‚ÄĘ Assisting the print director with new digital developments.
‚ÄĘ Scanning and copying artworks.
‚ÄĘ Translating complex hand drawn designs into digital files using illustrator.
‚ÄĘ Quality checking printed and embellished textiles.
‚ÄĘ You will also be required to assist the rest of the team with general studio tasks during busy periods.
‚ÄĘ There will also be an element of studio running within the role.
‚ÄĘ Preparing materials for manufacturers.
‚ÄĘ Attending the SS16 show and dressing backstage.

We are looking for someone who is available from mid July until the end of September. If you would like to apply please send a copy of your cv, along with a brief cover letter and examples of your work via the form here.

WSA London Degree Show opens this Thursday!

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