Judy Blame: Never Again

29 Jun 2016 – 4 Sep 2016 at The Institute of Contemporary Arts

The first major solo exhibition by accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame.


Safety pins, buttons, badges, pearls, bottle tops, cutlery, plastic bags, toy soldiers and keys form an inventory of objects that Blame has innovatively adapted to create his trademark jewellery and other accessories.

The exhibition is presented as a montage rather than a chronology that brings together an arrangement of artefacts, including clothing, collages, jewellery, fashion editorials, sketchbooks and T-shirts alongside unique commissions that bear witness to Blame’s tactile, thought-provoking, approach to fashion and his propensity towards collaboration and experimentation.

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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.

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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

Print Design Student Rosie Franklin tells us about her internship at Tatty Devine

Rosie Franklin, currently in her first year studying Printed Textiles, spent her Easter break interning at London based accessories company Tatty Devine as part of the production team. Rosie tells us about her inspiring and positive experience…

‘As a production team intern, I was tasked with assembling pieces for a wide range of uses, whether that was to show to potential stockists or for selling at the annual sample sale. Creating the jewellery required a high level of precision and attention to detail that I sometimes found challenging but I felt like I was constantly improving my skills throughout the whole time I was there. The company is a small business with around twenty employees and interns working in the Brick Lane-based studio, meaning it is a close knit and friendly environment. For example, while I was there I was treated to a chocolate egg hunt around the office and boiled egg decorating competition in the run up to the bank holiday weekend, as well as daily edible treats bought by my fellow employees. It was amazing to experience the real world of work but in a way that was made really fun by the others working there. I felt immediately welcomed by everyone, something that I was worried about after hearing so many work experience horror stories!

Tatty Devine Studio

Undertaking an internship over the Easter holidays was probably one of the best things I have done for many reasons. Not only did it give me a chance to experience the working environment of a small business but I also learnt a lot about my aspirations for the future (both what I want and wouldn’t want to do). As well as this, the friendships that I formed while working in close proximity with other creative people are not only good connections for the future but hearing about their experiences on both their degrees and the world of work were really interesting and inspiring. Becoming more knowledgeable about London transport was also an essential skill that I learnt. It will definitely be useful as the confidence I gained while doing this internship has made me seriously consider living in London in the future, something that I was nervous to do before, having never travelled there on my own until I started my degree. In short, it was an amazing experience and I would encourage anyone to try an internship, no matter how long or short it is: there were so many unexpected things I learnt that I never would have otherwise and I can’t wait to see what’s next.’

Knitwear Designer role at Roland Mouret

As a result of continued growth at Roland Mouret and the development of the knitwear category within our collection, we are looking for an experienced, passionate, innovative and dedicated knitwear designer to join our team and work alongside the Creative Director and Knitwear Product Developer to produce an exciting and commercial knitwear collection.

We want to hear from someone with a real passion for knitwear who can push the boundaries and excite us with their designs while appreciating the Roland Mouret brand aesthetic.

Main duties will include:
-Ensure that the company brief for the brand is adhered to.
-Plan the range.
-Produce initial trend, range and pack concepts and colour boards.
-Produce key shapes for each product category.
-Working with the Knitwear Developer, source and match all trimmings, button linings etc. for initial samples.
-Review initial samples with the Creative Director and Collection Development team to assess styling issues prior to fitting.
-Communicate design ideas in a confident and enthusiastic manner.

We are looking for someone with the following skills/attributes/experience:
-Creative flair and innovation and a proactive approach to design.
-Commercial industry experience required since graduating, ideally with a luxury brand(s).
-Able to identify key trends, and interpret these in a relevant and commercial way for the customer.
-Must be able to work in a fast paced fashion environment.
-Excellent understanding of garment construction and in particular knitwear manufacturing methods.
-Able to work on their own – take initiative.
-Communication, interpersonal and influencing skills at all level.
-Strong organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines is essential
-Target driven with a passion for fashion and the confidence to grow and develop.
-Ability to produce technical sheets for manufacturing products.
-Flexible with working hours including overtime and travel.
-Strong CAD skills and Illustrator experience.
-Creative and innovative with confidence to present ideas to others.
-Good presentation skills.
-Digital approach to working processes.

For more details and to apply go here