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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Graduate Trainee, Womens Leathergoods

Alexander McQueen - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
- 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.

Alexander McQueen are in search of a creative, adaptable and highly passionate Graduate Trainee to join their Womenwear Leathergoods department.  The Graduate Trainee for Leathergoods will provide support to the Senior Designer, Designer and Assistant Leathergoods Designers, assisting with required tasks ensuring completion to the highest standard, in a timely manner, aligned to the department’s briefs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake image research
  • Sketching and technical drawings
  • Making Swatches/ mock-ups/ trials
  • Photoshop renderings
  • Illustrator artworks
  • Embroidery placements
  • Photographing and organizing prototypes and samples
  • Maintaining and updating archives
  • Other administrative tasks required by the Leathergoods Department

Person Specification:

  • Previous design experience working within a Leathergoods team for a luxury fashion brand
  • Extensive technical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Strong hand drawing skills
  • Excellent machine and hand sewing skills
  • Good understanding of the House
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good attitude and flexible approach to work
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Strong teamwork skills, with an ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate the utmost level of attention to detail, while working to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and requests
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Travel within the UK and Europe may be required

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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