Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established J.W.Anderson in 2008.
At first an elaborate collection of accessories quickly attracted attention, enabling the fledgling label to show on-schedule during 2008’s London Fashion Week.
The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands.
Its unique design aesthetic offers a modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity by creating thought-provoking silhouettes through a conscious cross-pollination between menswear and womenswear elements. This idiosyncratic perspective, which earned the label a cult following, prompted J.W.Anderson to present a women’s capsule collection in 2010.
A steady growth in demand gave occasion to J.W.Anderson first stand-alone on-schedule women’s show at London Fashion Week. International editors and buyers have also taken note, gaining the label a prominent reputation in the US, Europe and Asian markets.
J.W.Anderson has evolved into an internationally renowned and award-winning brand, with accolades including British Fashion Awards for ‘Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear’ (2012) and ‘The New Establishment Award’ (2013).
A recent investment by LVMH Moët Hennessy further cements J.W.Anderson‘s status as a rising, new-generation brand. Following the investment Jonathan Anderson was also appointed Creative Director of Loewe, and works on both brands in tandem.
• Working hand in hand with the Atelier Manager and scheduling in pattern cutting and machinist teams throughout development and pre-production stages.
• Setting up the studio in the morning and throughout the day.
• Overseeing on a daily basis all machinists, sample cutters and interns. Ensuring workflow is sufficient and any technical feedback is communicated to the appropriate person.
• Coordinating weekly fittings with Design and PD team –Preparing the fit room ahead of fits: ensuring all samples are there after having quality controlled them with the pattern cutter.
• Supporting the Atelier Manager on ensuring information is related to machinists/cutters/pattern cutters after the fits
• Managing cut sheets, checking over patterns and double-checking components handed over to machinists.
• Ensure at each phase of development samples are constructed and finished to the highest standards and fit.
• Participation in Creative Pattern Cutting.
• Working with Fabric team to implement fuse / shrink test on fabrics / dry-cleaning tests on all required fabrics
• Ensure fabric consumptions are recorded after every sample is cut and this information is filed and accessible to atelier, fabric and PD team. Follow up and check all ratings are handed in on time for PD.
• Active participation in show preparations.
• Overseeing studio supplies and upkeep including the co-ordination and maintenance of machinery.
• Ownership of atelier tests including maquettes and finishing tests.
• Responsible for the booking of model for fits.
• Experience working on womenswear. Menswear and jersey experience would be an advantage.
• Excellent organisational and communications skills.
• Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
• Ability to take initiative and to prioritize work tasks.
• Team player and ability to build strong work relationships.
• Confident using Microsoft Word/ Excel.