ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Fabric Researcher & Developer
Alexander McQueen - Regular
London - United Kingdom
Alexander McQueen is in search of a proactive Fabric Researcher and Developer who possess excellent product sensibility and eye for detail. This role will be based in our Central London offices, working within the WRTW team & reporting into the Head of Fabric and Print.
How you will contribute?
Assist with original fabric/ textile research to establish the creative fabric direction of the season visiting European mills, suppliers and fabric fairs
Working with key mills and suppliers to research and develop exclusive and creative textiles seasonally, launching and following fabric and colour trials.
Follow the fabric development process from original research through to final prototypes, liaising with mills and suppliers, working to strict deadlines, budgets, to ensure the timely arrival of the collection.
Managing the collections fabric process, coordination and organisation of textiles in the atelier and studio, liaising with London and Italian ateliers
Research- Creative and in-depth research of design/ fabric concepts.
Proactively resolve problems that may arise throughout the fabric development process, continually working to streamline and enhance the process
Identify opportunities to incorporate sustainable fabric development techniques and materials
Who you are?
Demonstrable experience developing fabrics and Wovens for a Luxury House
Excellent level of technical fabric/ product knowledge
Previous experience of building strong relationships with external parties (mills)
Excellent level of attention to detail
Excellent knowledge of materials
Commercial awareness when considering product/ margins
Strong communication skills and able to work in an agile and fast paced environment
Able to work effectively both individually and as a team
Flexible and able to travel frequently if required
Degree in a related discipline (Textile design, Fabric Development)
Why work with us?
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering, and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce.
We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.
- Full time
- United Kingdom