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Womenswear & Menswear Design Work Placement

Listing ID: 1033506

Womenswear & Menswear Design Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Xu Zhi
Location: Dalston, East London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3-6 months
Hours: Full Time or Part Time
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Monthly travel reimbursement
Reporting To: Designer
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 4 days
About: XU ZHI is a London-based luxury label with a contemporary attitude to both aesthetic and craftsmanship. Founded in 2015, the approach from the start has been focused on simplicity through intricacy, projecting an unmistakable level of quality for both the trained and untrained eye. With material innovation at the heart of every piece, XU ZHI not only creates designs synonymous with the brand, but has also developed a construction technique unique to the atelier. This has resulted in niche and retail success, resonating in both European and Asian markets.

As well as this, XU ZHI continues to experiment with both material and technique, showcasing collections in London, Paris, Milan and China. The brand is currently stocked globally in top boutiques with stockist list growing each season.

XU ZHI is offering a Menswear Design Student Work Placement.  Whilst undertaking your industry placement you will have the opportunity to get involved in textile design, creating mock-ups and textiles swatches and gain a better understanding of garment construction, pattern cutting and different technics that are used in manufacturing on a range of garment types.

What you will be doing:

  • Making mock-up’s and toiles
  • sample development
  • Cutting final samples on both printed and plain fabrics
  • Pattern cutting with basic pattern amendments and copying
  • Fabric / special trims and fastenings sourcing
  • Design development and trend research
  • Digital print/ artwork development
  • Colour-ups using Photoshop
  • Creation of Spec files and technical drawings for sampling and manufacture
  • The opportunity to work at LFW for SS'20
  • Support organisation side of LFW event
  • Working closely with the design team
  • Assist with general studio management
  • Pattern amends and manipulating patterns to make new styles 

What we’re looking for:

  • Good knowledge of current looks and trends in menswear
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • The ability to develop an excellent knowledge of fabrics, trims and components, their properties and how to work with a variety of fabrics
  • How to sample cut at a professional level through cutting to match prints
  • Confidence to continue working in the fashion industry
  • A good understanding of the design process from inspiration to runway

Application:

Apply with your CV, a short cover letter and at least two pages of relevant work.  Please only apply if you are a student undertaking your Work Placement.


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