Womenswear Designer MM6

Maison Margiela
Paris, France
Closing date
27 Oct 2023

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Full Time

Job Details

Maison Margiela is a Paris-based fashion house founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. Celebrating unconventional aesthetics and embracing the philosophy that fashion is an art of expression rather than a cult of personality, Maison Margiela offers haute couture, ready-to-wear for women and men, contemporary line MM6, footwear, interior design, and accessories, including leather goods, fine jewelry and fragrance.
John Galliano was named Creative Director of the house in 2014, bringing his sense of spectacle and creative mastery to the unique ethos of Maison Margiela. Whilst developing his own vision for the house, John Galliano has entirely respected the Martin Margiela state of mind, creating a fascinating organic process.
In 2002, the French house became part of OTB. Along with sister brands of the group, Maison Margiela continues pushing the boundaries of modern fashion while preserving its distinctive identity and heritage.

Under the instructions of the Creative Director, the MM6 Womenswear Designer works very closely under the Head Designer. He/She is responsible for the design and creative development and execution of the line MM6, in line with agreed upon seasonal creative concepts, collection plan and calendar, allowing to achieve the objectives.

The Designer will

Participate in the definition of creative concepts, in line with Brand DNA and market needs, by:
  • Guided by the Creative Director and Head of Design participating in creative concept definition, ensure creative researches
  • Working on the design process via in-depth research, reference images, 3D mock-up and sketches
  • Liaising with Merchandising team to ensure collection balance and integrate market needs
  • Research on fabric and colour as well as collaborate on prints and embroideries and ensuring the final selection

Secure that product execution in consistent with creative concepts, by:
  • Partnering with Product Developpers in Italy to secure the good execution of design's creative vision and achieve required level of quality and price points.
  • Participating in technical fitting sessions, ensuring product feasibility, and securing that Design desires are respected during commercialization and industrialization
  • Participating in the look book and show during styling process, together with Creative Director
  • Participating in technical presentations for commercial purposes

The Candidate Profile
  • Available from September
  • Education: Design/Fashion School
  • Required experience: at least 3 years inFashion industry within a Studio
  • Know-How and technical: Luxury experience, good in-depth knowledge, creative and technical skills in Ready-to-Wear
  • Behavioral competencies: passionate, driven, dynamic, flexible, creative, good organizational and inter-personal abilities, perfectionist, team player
  • Languages: fluent in English, spoken and written, French and Italian a plus

(product development and sample production is in Italy).

The Porfolio is mandatory



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