Job Details

Job title

Senior Design Assistant, Emilia Wickstead

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Designer to work and collaborate under the Direction of our RTW Design Director and Creative Director with range planning and design organization. You will also be responsible for designing the core range of our RTW collection as well as an all-encompassing design roll within the Emilia Wickstead world.Responsibilities:

  • Creating and developing original initial design ideas, concepts, embroideries, fabrications, seasonal themes and ideas, management of suppliers and fabric sourcing
  • Collaborate with our Creative Director and Design Director on direction for the forthcoming season
  • Developing innovative and original designs and concepts, techniques, applications and ideas
  • Sourcing of relevant fabrics, embroideries and suppliers to meet the design requirements for each project
  • Creating and developing mood boards and original inspiration themes for seasonal collections
  • Assisting in and organising photoshoots and runways shows
  • Management of suppliers and budgets for atelier requirements
  • Provide support in presenting the collection at all stages to senior management
  • Ensure critical path deadlines are maintained

The Ideal Candidate

Requirements:

  • Qualification in Fashion Design with a passion for Luxury 
  • 4 years of experience as Womenswear Designer
  • Experience with footwear and accessories design
  • Experience in prioritising and delegating work
  • Strong hand sketching abilities
  • Strong Photoshop, Illustrator skills and technical drawing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure
  • Highly organized and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates a can-do attitude and is resilient

About Us

Established in 2008, Emilia Wickstead has developed a clear point of distinction in its Ready-To-Wear collections, modern take and pace on Made to Measure, and immediate Made to Order offerings. Inherently feminine with a nod of old fashion couture, an instance on quality and unerring attention to detail.

British-based and New Zealand born, Emilia spent her formative years in Milan before gaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing at Central Saint Martin’s London with Honours in 2007. After graduating, Emilia worked at fashion houses in New York and Milan before returning to London to establish her own label in 2008. Originally commencing as a Made-to-Measure Atelier, Emilia’s collections now also include seasonal Ready-to-Wear and are showcased at London Fashion Week.

Emilia has received recognition from the beginning of her career including; winner of the WALPOLE Award for Brands of Tomorrow 2015; recieving an Arts Foundation Award for Patronage Donation from Gus and Irene Fisher in 2010; BFC Fashion Trust recipient 2014 and 2015; winner of ELLE Magazine’s Style Awards for Red Carpet Designer of the Year 2014; shortlisted for the WALPOLE Award for Best New British Luxury Talent 2015; the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013, 2014, and 2015; British Fashion Award for New Establishment Designer in 2014; shortlisted for the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize in 2013 and the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2015. 

Emilia Wickstead is stocked in retailers globally including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, Matches, Harvey Nichols and Moda Operandi alongside of her flagship store which opened in 2014, on London’s Sloane Street.