Research Assistant (Fashion)

This project aims at creating different prototypes of a sports-wear kit (i.e. gloves, tops and bottoms), specifically designed to accommodate the requirements of wheelchair rugby players. Data has already been collected among several wheelchair rugby teams in the UK. This data informed us on how the athletes feel about the sportswear they are currently using and how they think it could be improved. From this data it was possible to identify that the gloves are the part of the sports-wear kit that needs to be addressed first, as it causes the most dissatisfaction in its current state. It is crucial that the prototypes produced respond to the end-users’ needs as well as the sports requirements. The successful student to be appointed will be required for 52 hours on a Part-Time basis.

The role of the assistant is to support the overall delivery of the project in the following ways:

- Support with the pattern design

- Support with the selection of materials

- Support with the development of the prototypes

Essential skills:

• Knowledge of the fashion industry

• Strong communication skills

• Fashion design in context

• Digital fashion design

• Research & concept development

• Fashion illustration

• Design & production development

• Fashion design portfolio

Desirable skills:

• Previous experience in pattern design

• Knowledge in functional garments and adaptive design

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter highlighting how you have the relevant skills to deliver the project.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Salary: £10.40 per hour

Posted: 01/12/2017

Closes: 26/01/2018

Contract Type: Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time, Flexible

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