Garment Technologist

Expiring today

Recruiter
Self-Portrait
Location
London
Posted
12 Jul 2022
Closes
12 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Type of position: Garment Technologist

Company: SP Collection

Areas of fashion: Fashion Design & Production

Location: Farringdon, London

Hours: Full time

 

Roland Mouret, SP Collection are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Garment Technologist to join the Technical Team.

As Garment Technologist within the SP Collection group you will work directly with the Technical Manager and Technical Admin Assistant across all stages of the fitting process, along with the creative director and design and product development teams. 

We work in a fast-paced environment, therefore willingness to learn, take part in all aspects of the fitting process, and a passion for your work are key. There is a lot of invaluable experience to be learnt as part of our small team and growing company, so this is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE 

  • 3-5 years’ experience within the Technical department
  • Experience of leading fittings and recording & sending fit comments
  • Understanding of pattern cutting, good knowledge of fabrics, technical components and sewing techniques
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, ensuring critical path is honoured
  • Experience within a luxury womenswear brand with fashion week experience preferred
  • Experience of working in an atelier preferred
  • Experience reading and approving fabric/mill reports
  • An understanding of complex garment construction, print and embellishment
  • Maintaining good relationships and communication with our supply base 
  • Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail
  • Good negotiation, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Dedicated, hardworking and committed person willing to progress as the company grows 
  • Travel may be required

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading fit sessions from initial design stage through to pre-production fitting alongside design team and creative director for assigned categories
  • Ensuring clear fit comments and measurements are communicated to factories in a timely manner, considering design aesthetic, factory capability and fabric end use
  • To ensure supplier base submit measurement specs prior to fitting
  • Ensure garments are measured prior to fitting
  • Ensure minimum measurements are followed
  • Ensure grading rules are followed and sizing is consistent across the collection
  • Measure all samples to ensure measurements are to spec
  • Maintain golden rules and minimum make standards to ensure quality standards are adhered to
  • Ensure fit/design changes after SMS is communicated to relevant departments
  • Signing off final pre-production fit with creative director 
  • Awareness and management of key dates within the critical path for assigned categories across all fit stages 
  • Seasonal market research in fit, sizing and finishing
  • Good knowledge of fabric and trim testing. Ability to read and approve mill and lab test reports against testing requirements
  • Take responsibility for approving care label artwork 
  • Plan and organise all fit meetings including booking models
  • Manage any size and quality issues that may arise 
  • Assess any consumer and wholesale returns 
  • Participate in seasonal imagery meeting to communicate any aesthetic changes to graphics prior to ecom launch
  • Attend all pre-show fit meetings ensuring creative director show amends are carried out
  • Assist in pre-show organisation including machinery booking and machinist schedule
  • Help manage the running of the atelier including freelance members of staff

 

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