Fashion at Westminster
This is an exciting time for fashion at the University of Westminster. Building on our outstanding international reputation for our BA Fashion Design, we have recently launched our ground-breaking two-year MA Menswear course, as well as the Westminster Menswear Archive, another global first for the University of Westminster.
The BA Fashion Design course at Westminster is famous for producing highly individual and creative fashion designers capable of working within all levels of the fashion industry. Graduates include Christopher Bailey, Roberta Einer, Claire Barrow, Ashley Williams, Stuart Vevers, and Liam Hodges.
Our world-class internship programme allows students to work within the fashion industry for a year, usually abroad in Paris, New York or Milan. Current examples of where students are interning include Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Celine, Maison Margiela, Dior, Versace, Balmain, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang.
Fashion at Westminster has an exceptional reputation for teaching fashion design which is underpinned with excellent industry contacts that ensure that graduates have both the creative and commercial skills to enable them to flourish at the very top of their profession internationally.
We are seeking an inspirational and creative individual who is passionate about teaching pattern cutting across all levels of the course. Applicants must have exceptional pattern cutting skills and be able to translate 2D designs into creative 3D outcomes. The ideal candidate should be proficient in both flat pattern-cutting and 3D modelling techniques and be able to work across a variety of different specialisms including tailoring, menswear, womenswear, and sportswear and be able to adapt their teaching and approaches according to the needs of both the student and their design aesthetic.
Candidates should have a higher degree in a relevant subject area and an excellent fashion industry background with significant experience in developing industry links for live projects. We are particularly interested in applicants with excellent in-depth knowledge of current developments within the international fashion industry and how that relates to the cut and construction of garments in a modern and contemporary manner, utilising both flat pattern cutting and 3D modelling techniques.
Fashion is a rapidly expanding area at Westminster, and there are opportunities for the right candidate to develop the role and subject area further in line with the School’s strategy.
Job reference number: 50047894
Closing date: 30th April 2017
Interviews are likely to be held on: 17th or 18th May 2017
Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.
We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies. Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who were not shortlisted and invited for interview as it would simply not be manageable to do so.
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Applications are welcome from applicants who may wish to work on a part-time basis