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Couture Womenswear Atelier Work Placement

Listing ID: 189052

Couture Womenswear Atelier Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Lee Paton
Location: Southwark, South London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 1-12 months
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
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 day 8 hours
About: The house produces luxury couture collections, serving private clients with bespoke creations from the London atelier. It is here that the artisans of the house work on exclusive pieces, developing and finishing every garment by hand.

We are offering a Student Work Placement opportunity for Students undertaking their industry placement to assist the Creative Director within our London atelier.  Tasks will primarily be to assist with a range of womenswear 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.  Whilst undertaking your industry placement you will have 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. The end date is negotiable depending on your individual needs and your university's placement requirements.  The role is suitable for fashion students in any pathway (mens, womenswear, surface textile etc).

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

Please note: we cannot accept applications from university graduates or non placement students.  Only those undertaking a required Industry Work Placement as part of their degree.

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. Length of the placement is negotiable based on your college requirements.


Please provide us with details of your experience to date or a CV and portfolio or examples of any work you may have.

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