Fashion Apprenticeship - Assist The Designer Creating Couture

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New York
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New York County
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Company description

Work with a downtown New York fashion designer of high end, couture quality collections in our design atelier in Soho.

Applicants must have some prior experience in design or fashion. Requirements include; excellent intermediate level sewing skills, and strong organization skills.

Applicants must be able to handle couture quality fabrics and designs with care as you will be working with couture collection pieces.

This small fashion business seeks to benefit the people we come in contact with, including clients, staff, associates, etc. We strive to conduct business with integrity, and in a socially and environmentally aware manner.

Job description

Assist the designer, creating intricate, couture pieces. If you qualify, you will gain hands on experience assisting with the actual cutting/sewing of the collection, and assist with fittings.

This position is ideal to expand your knowledge of custom couture,designer clothing construction and the fashion industry. You will learn and gain invaluable experience, working directly with the designer.


This apprenticeship will allow the right individual to learn about creating high end dresses, designer ready-to-wear, and couture sewing techniques. You will also gain experience working in a small NY fashion business, and learn from being in the environment.


Specific needs

The position will be adapted to your skill level, however applicants must have strong skills in at least one of the following:
sewing, cutting, or constructing garments.

This is ideal for applicants with a strong interest in learning how to create couture garments, and/or who can benefit by meeting academic requirements with this position.

International applicants must be available for 2 to 3 skype video interviews.

All applicants must have the financial ability to stay in NY for the length of the training program, which is a minimum of 3 months if you have an Esta or existing visa.

Students requiring us to handle paper work for a J1 or other Visa must be available for a minimum of 6 months.

All other applicants must be able to receive academic credit and/or have the required visas.