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Studio Assistant Role

STUDIO ASSISTANT

 

Type of contract: Part-time

Duration: 6 months

Start date: ASAP

Location: SE London

Reporting to: Founder

Deadline for applications: 25th October

 

 

We are looking for a super organised studio assistant to join our small team for 6 months on a part-time basis, to work with us in preparation for our AW23 collection. We are looking for someone who can support the creative director in various areas of the business, including: design assistance, sampling, pattern cutting, supervising interns, logistics, and general studio admin. This is a multi-role position, where you will work directly with the founder/ CD, therefore we are looking for someone who is extremely organised, reliable, professional, a good problem solver, and who has previous experience in a similar role in a Fashion studio. This role would be ideal for a recent graduate with 6 months - 1 year internship experience.

 

Specific duties include:

 

Sampling and fabrication:

  • Sewing samples and final pieces from the collection
  • Developing and sewing swatches of finishings
  • Tracing and altering patterns
  • Grading patterns (training will be provided)
  • Preparing tech packs and tech drawings

 

Admin:

  • Supervising and coordinating interns
  • Ensuring the studio runs smoothly and is properly resourced, making sure IT, cleaning, utilities, stationary/packaging, etc, are up to standard/ stocked, identifying problem areas and solutions according to the studio budget
  • Coordinating local couriers and international shipping of samples and project materials

 

Other duties:

  • Support in wholesale events such as showrooms, and pop-ups, to increase brand awareness and sell-through
  • Supporting backstage during our show/ presentations
  • Other studio/ show related duties might be required from time to time

 

We’re a very small team, so you will need to be able to work independently from time-to-time, with some evening and weekend work required during busy periods. Whenever late work is required, we always compensate for those hours, allowing for time off at a less busy time. Busier periods include: 1 month before Fashion week, and 1 month before Christmas. Extremely busy periods, where evening work is required include: 2 weeks before Fashion week.

 

Requirements:

 

  • 6 months - 1 year experience working at a similar Fashion studio
  • Excellent sewing skills
  • Very good understanding of pattern cutting
  • Very good technical drawing skills
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional demeanour at all times
  • Confident working independently and productively as a member of a collaborative team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Flexibility in working hours to support during our busiest times
  • Able to prioritise important tasks during fast-paced periods
  • Available to work during the evenings close to Fashion Week if required


Desirable:

 

  • Passionate about size inclusivity
  • Great understanding of the Fashion industry and its current landscape
  • Good understanding of the different roles involved in the production of a fashion show
  • Experience working to a Critical Path

 

How to apply:

 

Send an email to contact@karolinevitto.com with the subject STUDIO ASSISTANT including a brief text presenting yourself, and explaining why you would be ideal for this role + a professional CV including your experience and skills (2 page max) + and a small portfolio (15 page max) of your work. Please include in your portfolio any examples that show sewing, pattern making and construction skills, like garments you have made yourself.

 

Interviews will be held asap, early applications are advised.

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