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Womenswear Design Work Placement

Listing ID: 930664

Womenswear Design Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Emilia Wickstead
Location: Ladbroke Grove, West London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3-12 months
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 9am to 6pm
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Reporting To: Assistant Designer
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 2 days
About: British-based and New Zealand born, spent her formative years in Milan and gained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing at Central Saint Martin's London with Honours in 2007. After graduating, Emilia worked at fashion houses Giorgio Armani, Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez and Vogue in New York and Milan. Before returning to London to establish her own label in 2008 by opening her first store in Belgravia.

Originally commencing as a made-to-measure atelier, Emilia’s collections are currently seasonal ready-to-wear and showcased at London Fashion Week from SS12. Emilia Wickstead is stocked in retailers globally including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, Matches, Harvey Nichols and Moda Operandi alongside of her flagship store which opened in 2014, on London’s Sloane Street.

We are offering a Student Work Placement for enthusiastic, driven fashion students undertaking their industry placement to join our company.  If you are looking to gain experience in the involvements of a busy, successful fashion label we would love for you to join the team at E.W.  During your industry placement you would see the development of a collection from first sketches through to the London Fashion Week Show. A good attitude and a high level of motivation is beneficial. You will learn how a luxury brand operates and prepares for London Fashion Week.

As part of the studio team, you will be:

  • Working closely to the Creative Director and Head designer
  • Photoshop and Illustrator skills mandatory (CADS, colouring sketches, updating range plan)
  • Assisting with updating Mood Boards and Collection Boards
  • Assisting in Design fittings
  • Fabric and trim sourcing
  • Organizing the Studio room
  • Filing and organizing fabric archive
  • Contacting fabric mills to follow up on developments
  • Assisting during London Fashion Week

The kind of Student who would be suitable:

  • Good understanding of the fashion industry
  • Highly motivated to learn
  • Undergraduate in fashion
  • Positive & self-motivated attitude
  • Hardworking
  • Organized and good attention to details
  • Strong communication skills
  • Student level knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel is essential

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • The intern will be working closely with Emilia in her design studio. Therefore he/she will be immersed and be able to observe every single aspect of a fashion business: from fittings, to production meetings through to wholesale feedback from customers.
  • His/her tasks will include following fabric sourcing, updating inspiration and design boards, organising fabric and research archive, making technical drawings and colour options for prints, creating visuals for invitations.
  • Because the design team is very small the trainee will be given a lot of responsibilities early on, and will gain experience in running their own projects from beginning to end. They will learn how to multitask and deal with managing different deadlines.
  • During the 2 weeks leading up to the LFW show, the trainee will get to be assist during the styling and casting process. The intern will obeserve how a London Fashion Week show is put together.
  • The intern will gain a lot of experience using the Adobe Suite by working on CADS, fabric simulation and prints.


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