Freelance Set Assistant

About Laura Siegel Collection

Laura Siegel is an award-winning fashion designer based in New York. Her ethically handcrafted, easy to wear textured pieces are designed in collaboration with artisans in Asia and Latin America.

After receiving her formal design education at Parsons School of Design in New York City and London’s Central Saint Martins’, Siegel honed her skills in silver-smithing, knitting, natural dyeing, embroidery and accessory design with top industry professionals and skilled artisans. Her work has taken her to all corners of the globe, enabling the young designer to work for and collaborate with international designers such as Megan Park, Life with Bird, Yigal Azrouel, Luca Luca, and Arthur Mendonca. Siegel’s travels and insights into diverse design processes and unique production methods have shaped her ethically handcrafted collection while enabling artisans in third world countries to preserve their cultures and crafts.

Siegel’s work has been recognized in Vogue Italia, Elle Canada and Futureclaw, and her designs have been worn by artists and supermodels such a Miss Jay, Niki Taylor and Yasmin Warsmin. In 2010, she received Designer of the Year nomination from her graduating thesis at Parson’s School of Design. In her time at Parsons she received the Chase Scholarship and the Gap Inc. Design Award. In 2009, Siegel was a finalist in Louis Vuitton and Parsons Reconstruction Project. In 2010, her team Rock, Paper, Scissors was a finalist for their film and fashion collaboration in LVMH’s The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited.

In 2014, Laura Siegel was a finalist in the TFI Newlabels competition, Mercedes Benz Start-up Competition, Council of Fashion Designers of America ‘s ECO Challenge and recognized as Emerging Talent by the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA).

Job Duties:
⚫ Assist in the preparation of garments to be photographed ( steaming, pressing etc )
⚫ Organize and prepare any accessories for the shoot
⚫ Ensure there is suitable food and drinks for the duration of the session
⚫ General ad/hoc duties as the director sees fit

Job Requirement:

Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills ⚫ Creative thinker with strong time management skills and attention to detail ⚫ Possess a positive demeanor, be dependable and self-motivated ⚫ Pursuing a career in fashion design or textile design, through formal education and/or equivalent experience ⚫ Previous set experience is an asset

Compensation: Unpaid

Availability: 1 Day

This position is for a one day job experience assignment on August 9th 2015. Please ensure you have full day availability.
Resumes can be submitted at hr@laurasiegelcollection.com

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