RTW Product Development and Design Assistant

£22000 - £26000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. London
  3. Production
  4. £20,000 - £29,999
LM29.11.18

This West London based luxury RTW and accessories brand are looking for a Creative Product and Design Assistant to work within their friendly and vibrant studio. You will report directly into the RTW Designer and work alongside the Studio Assistant. This team is known for their luxurious fabrics, sophisticated silhouettes and SLG.

You must be fluent in both English and Japanese to be considered for this role.

The Role:

  • Working across all areas of RTW, including knitwear, denim, softs, shirts, tailoring, outerwear, jersey
  • Liaise with the team in Asia over email and phone
  • Provide administrative support for ready-to-wear
  • Create product / style records and keep a fabrics and trims library
  • Source and develop fabrics together with the team in Asia
  • Communicate efficiently with Pattern Cutters
  • Inform Designer of any issues arising in fabric or pattern development
  • Suggesting innovative solutions in developing garments
  • Design and technical research
  • Provide a link between design and production
  • Measuring of garments, sending through fit comments to factories
  • Assist with spec-sheets, CAD rendering on Illustrator and Photoshop, material placement
  • Inputting images onto information sheets (Excel)

The Candidate:

  • Must be fluent in Japanese and English
  • Experience of 1-2 years of working as a Product Development / Design Assistant in luxury RTW
  • Previously worked with ready-to-wear design
  • Knowledgeable about pattern cutting
  • Strong understanding of collection process and critical path management
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Experience in denim washes and knitwear preferred

Due to the high volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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