In 1998, after a bad haircut, Eugenia Kim created a bold feathered cloche to wear as a disguise. Boutiques in her downtown New York City neighborhood immediately took notice of her inventive design and soon after Barneys New York placed their first order and the Eugenia Kim brand was born.
Launching as a millinery (hat) collection, the brand has since evolved to include other accessories such as scarves, gloves, belts and shoes. In 2004 Eugenia was awarded the CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year award.
With an innovative approach to luxury, the Eugenia Kim brand marries clean, classic shapes with a fresh, feminine modernity and playful sense of wit. Unexpected details, bold colors and rich fabrics are the signature elements that define the collections each season.
Headquartered and handmade in New York City, Eugenia Kim is sold in luxury retailers such as Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, in addition to over 200 specialty boutiques worldwide.
As a Production Intern, you will learn a great deal about sourcing, inventory management, quality control and vendor/factory relationships. You will also learn a lot about fabrics and trims as this is a very "hands on" internship. You will constantly be handling the product and learning a lot about high quality craftsmanship. Upon completion of this internship, you will be equipped to get an entry-level position in Fashion Production as many of our previous production interns have gone on to do. Production is fun for the individual who thrives on being a part of a fast paced environment, enjoys working hands-on with products and who has interest in international travel. Fashion Production careers are among the most well-paid in the industry and allow for a lot of international travel.
As a Design Intern, you will work directly alongside our fun and brilliant design team as they work on our FW14 & SS15 Collections as well as on one-of-a-kind pieces for press and celebrities. You will also help our designers work on collaboration pieces designed for Fashion Week runway shows. There are several opportunities for self-motivated interns to handle a variety of projects, including hands-on hat construction, local and overseas material sourcing and sample making.
Responsibilities (Production): • Running around the garment district on a daily basis to pick up trims and production materials...great way to stay in shape! • Sourcing materials and trims • Using Excel for production spreadsheets and inventory • Quality control inspections • Communicating with factories
Responsibilities (Design): • Trend research and presentation • Creative input to design team • Communicating with factories and vendors to complete samples • Working on tech packs and spec sheets • Running around the garment district on a daily basis to pick up trims and design materials...great way to stay in shape!
This is an unpaid internship however college credit is offered along with a daily lunch stipend.
You must be able to intern 10-7 at least 3 days per week (M-F) for 3 months.
Please email cover letter, resume & portfolio if you have one (Design Interns Only) to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify if you are applying for the Production OR Design internship.
We look forward to hearing from you!