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Couture Creative Assistant Work Placement

Listing ID: 189052

Couture Creative Assistant Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Lee Paton
Location: Southwark, South London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 4 weeks (negotiable)
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm.
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Zones 1-2 travelcard provided on Day 1 to cover length of placement
Reporting To: Creative Director
Twitter Handle: @atelierleepaton
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 4 days
About: The house produces luxury couture collections in both womens and menswear while continuing to service private clients with bespoke creations from the London atelier. The salon at the atelier showcases new and archived couture pieces, accessories and furs. It is also here that the artisans of the house work on exclusive pieces, developing and finishing every garment by hand.

We offering a Student Work Placement opportunity to assist the Creative Director within our London atelier.

Tasks will primarily be to assist with a range of both womenswear and menswear pieces with couture beadwork and hand-finishing details (training will be given). The techniques used vary (beading, goldwork, feather, applique etc) and the successful candidate will be able to develop their own ideas where possible.

Patience and a keen eye for detail are necessary when working with such a detailed craft. The placement will be a great introduction to embroidery, hand-finishing, creative research, design development and an opportunity for those wishing to encounter the running of a high-end atelier.

This position is for an immediate start, please only apply should you be available to do so within 7 days of submitting your application. The end date is negotiable depending on your individual requirements. 

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • Garment hand-finishing skills (various stitch techniques, possible finishes with different fabrics) 
  • Various embroidery techniques (goldwork, beading etc)
  • Feather-to-fabric application methods
  • Applique application
  • The general daily operations of a high-end bespoke atelier (organisation, sourcing, PR, private client management, model fittings, planning collection schedules, events, film & photography)
  • Fitting private clients (optional) 
  • Creative design process for collections: from concept and research development to creation
  • How to work with fur (Optional. Fur handling, finishing techniques, ethical sourcing, cutting and sewing by hand) 

The role is suitable for fashion students in any pathway (mens, womenswear, surface textile etc) and those without formal fashion training but with experience in hand sewing or embroidery.  We will provide the successful candidate with a travelcard for Zones 1-2 on their first day at the atelier covering the entire placement period.

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Please provide us with details of your experience to date or a CV and portfolio or examples of any work you may have.  Please state how long you would like to stay to learn with us in your application.


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