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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Special Projects Assistant

Alexander McQueen - Regular
London - 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. 

Your Opportunity:

Alexander McQueen is in search of a Special Projects Assistant who will support the Special Projects Manager and report into Head of Woven at Alexander McQueen.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • The Special Projects Assistant will support the Special Projects Manager and report into Head of Woven at Alexander McQueen.

  • Working on VIP projects and couture client orders ensuring the critical path lead by the Special Projects Manager and Head of Woven is adhered to and executed in the best possible way

  • Supporting the design team with preparing design packages including research, creating digital colour-ups of sketches, prepping fabric swatches and design recaps

  • Supporting the Head Of Atelier including plotting and cutting of patterns , sourcing of trims and fabrics

  • Prepare for VIP fittings including archive pulls, setting up fitting space, steaming samples, returning samples, assisting in couture fittings, dressing in fittings

  • Supporting the team with ordering all necessary components including trims ,fabrics and haberdashery for each project. (Strong fabric knowledge is a plus)

  • Maintaining couture fabric and embroidery boards for fittings

  • Preparing fittings box for external and internal VIP fittings

  • Packing and shipping finished garments at the end of the project

  • Documenting each project including photographing the toiles/protos and final pieces as well as documenting all fabrication of individual projects

  • Making sure all documentation digital and hard copy is up to date.

Your skills and experience: 

  • Experience in similar role within a luxury house

  • The ideal candidate is clear with process, a serial problem solver and great at communicating

  • Highly organised, capable of dealing with a high-pressure environment and a detail-oriented team player

  • Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (strong photoshop skills are required) Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office

  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and requests, while working under pressure

  • Fabric expertise is a plus

  • Understanding of basic patterns and garment construction - Lectra knowledge a bonus

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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