Couture Fabric & Haberdashery Coordinator

Term: Full time, Permanent


Location : South Kensington (Atelier)



Ralph & Russo is an international luxury fashion brand revered for producing designs that are contemporary, timelessly elegant and sought after worldwide. Having initially entered the luxury market with couture, the duo has taken their dedication to design and innovation forward to curate a global luxury brand encompassing leather goods, shoes and more notably of late, the launch of ready-to-wear.

Description:

 We are looking for a Couture Fabric & Haberdashery Coordinator  to manage flow & consumption of all Fabrics & Trims related to Haute Couture Collection and Client looks for Ralph & Russo. This role will support the financial functions of the business to understand accurate spend of all Fabrics & Trims.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the couture fabrics & trims storage areas, ensuring all areas are perfectly clean and organised at all times and all fabrics, trims & haberdashery are clearly labelled
  • Archive unused or remaining fabrics from previous collections or client orders
  • Quality control for all new fabric deliveries, correctly labelling all incoming fabrics, reporting any faults to the Fabrics & Trims team & returning fabrics to supplier if necessary
  • Conduct bi-annual stock take of all fabrics & trims to monitor fabric levels and ensure all material loss is clearly identified and reported
  • Liaising with & maintaining a good relationship with all suppliers
  • Allocate rolls to collection or client looks & placing in according areas as and when required
  • Regularly check levels of stock, keeping track of general stock fabrics & haberdashery, reordering when necessary to ensure sufficient levels at all times
  • Work with the technical team to prepare dress packs for couturiers with swatches of all fabrics & final trims needed for each look & organise dying/pleating when needed
  • Ensure consumption forms are issued, completed accurately by Couturiers & filed on Dropbox (clients & collection). Reporting consumption spend regularly to Haute Couture Pricing Manager & Finance Team
  • To actively maintain a tracking system for all incoming stock, fabrics & trims- to be updated daily
  • Collect sample fabrics used in collection for fabric bible and to send to suppliers for panels & swatches.
  • Liaise with Atelier Assistant to coordinate packing of fabrics & trims for the Paris Haute Couture shows, manage & distribute raw materials in Paris Atelier & collect accurate meterage throughout
  • Liaise with Haute Couture Pricing Manager to update fabric consumption/spend throughout & after show
  • Work with Haute Couture Technical teams to source, develop or customize fabrics & trims
     

 Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of luxury fabrics & trims, experience within a Couture Atelier preferable
  • Good knowledge of garment construction to enable efficient communication with HC Technical teams
  • Perfectionist
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Forward thinking
     
 At Ralph & Russo, we like to deliver results with pace and quality. If you are resilient, work well under pressure and want to work for a growing and inspirational brand, we would love to hear from you.


To be considered, please send us your CV through our internal recruitment link.