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Design Research and Concepts Work Placement

Listing ID: 1072836

Design Research and Concepts Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: French Connection
Location: Camden, North London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3-6 months
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 9am-6pm
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: £5 a day / Travel expenses
Reporting To: Design Studio Manager
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 days 10 hours
About: Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market. French Connection now offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.

French Connection is offering a Design Research and Concepts Student Work Placement for a student undertaking their industry work placement who would like to join the Design team for three - six months during their placement year in industry.  The student will be working closely with the Studio Design Manager aswell as the design team gaining insight into all areas of concept/research and design.  This work placement woll provide an invaluable opportunity to gain experience within a small design team and will exceed to help you in gaining a graduate role after university.  Our work placement covers travel expenses within London and £5 for lunch/day.  Applicants must be in full-time education and undertaking an industry work placement as part of university commitments.

What you will be doing: 

  • Visual research tasks to assist our designers in future forecast building; areas include themes, colour, print, materials, apparel, footwear and accessories.
  • Working alongside design team and assisting with specific trend/colour/research requests
  • Consolidate research and create moodboards/visual boards
  • Weekly trend/research updates to share with Design Studio Manager and Creative Director.
  • Studio admin tasks and organisation to support the team. 
  • Studio admin tasks and organisation to support the team- this can be anything from filing, scanning photocopy

Skills and Experience:

  • Have a great eye for trends, able to recognise both commerciality and newness
  • Natural interest in initial research/trend forcasting 
  • Self-motivated and able to think on your feet, and work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of apparel, footwear and accessories styles and terminology
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Great organisation skills. 

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • How a design studio works from start to finish e.g. Initial research through to design and collection presentation 
  • How to research in various mediums – whether that be libraries, galleries, internet/web researching
  • How to organise and categorise research effectively and efficiently on our online server that all departments use
  • How to collate and present research to Creative Director 
  • A devepoed knowledge of trend forecasting
  • How to use websites such as WGSN

Application Form

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