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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Fabric Development Manager

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.

The Opportunity

Alexander McQueen is in search of a proactive Fabric Development Manager who possess excellent product sensibility and eye for detail.  You will be responsible for ensuring that requests are delivered on time to the highest level of quality.

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

Your skills and experience

•    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

•    Abel 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)

  • Full time
  • Europa
  • United Kingdom
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