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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Design Assistant - Men's Leathergoods

Alexander McQueen - Regular
- United Kingdom

Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

We are currently seeking a Design Assistant who will report to the Senior and Head Designer based in our central London offices.

Your Opportunity:

Alexander McQueen is actively searching for a budding Design Assistant to support a growing category, Men's Leather collections.  The role requires effective collaboration with all team members, a high level of attention to detail and confidence working in a fast-paced and pressurised environment.  The successful candidate will have excellent people and project management skills, strong product sensitivity, underpinned with a commercial mindset.

As the Design Assistant your role is to provide support to the Senior and Head Designers. Following any task, they require.

How you will contribute:

  • Image research
  • Sketching and technical drawings
  • Making Swatches/ mock-ups/ trials
  • Photoshop renderings
  • Illustrator artworks
  • Embroidery placements
  • Photographing and organising prototypes and samples
  • Maintaining and updating archives
  • Other administrative tasks

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience ideally working in Men's Leather goods design (beneficial)
  • You will have worked in a luxury fashion house design team
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Alexander McQueen design aesthetic
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The highest level of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and requests, while working under pressure
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Able to travel when required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • ‘Can do’ entrepreneurial and innovative mindset

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
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
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