Careers - Suzanne Harward

Careers

CAREER IN COUTURE


We are always searching for passionate, inspiring and talented individuals to join our hardworking and committed team in Melbourne. If you are proven to be one of the most talented and dedicated individuals who live and breathe couture you could be suitable for the following position(s):


Bridal Couture Sewing Machinist / Dressmaker
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Suzanne Harward is a pioneer of Australian high-end couture.

We currently have a long-term opening for a talented couture sample seamstress to join our team. You must be a competent seamstress with full garment construction knowledge and able to work with minimal supervision under the direction of our Studio Manager.
Working with high end imported fabrics you will form part of a talented design team creating iconic pieces of couture.

Ideal candidate will have:
• A minimum of 5 years in couture garment construction
• Strong machine sewing skills, proficient with industrial machine use
• Possess high attention to detail and exude high quality standards
• Must be able to work under pressure in high season
• High quality standards
• Excellent time management skills
• To interpret and complete complex alterations with minor supervision

Join a fun and results driven team and be rewarded with great remuneration and an inspiring work environment.
Qualifications in garment construction; fashion, pattern making and/ or other related certified training are an advantage.

To apply please send a detailed cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate along with your CV to info[at]suzanneharward[dot]com.


Couture Stylist / High End Fashion Sales Consultant
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Suzanne Harward is currently searching for a results driven Senior Sales Couture Stylist – to join the Sales and Marketing team based in Melbourne.

Suzanne Harward is a pioneer of Australian couture who has been working with brides and private couture clients in Melbourne, Sydney and across the world for over forty years.

As the successful candidate you will have a self motivated and charismatic personality and a definite ‘can-do’ attitude. Your exceptional track record in luxury sales and customer service will be impressive to say the least and speak volumes. The majority of your days will focus on creating memorable one-on-one experiences for our beautiful brides. If you enjoy playing dress ups with the finest handmade couture gowns and building lasting relationships with clients and other stakeholders this may well be your dream opportunity. You will also be an adaptable individual and team player who enjoys working in a fast paced and constantly evolving creative environment.

We are looking for someone who has an absolute and unwavering passion for high end fashion and design, and who thrives on creating couture with clients. You will possess excellent communication skills, high energy, a warm personality, friendly appreciable nature, impeccable style and a willingness to extend yourself. Exceptional sales and customer service skills with a genuine love for people are a must. You are an enthusiastic ‘go getter’ who reaches for the stars and lights up a room with your friendly disposition.

You will be happy to work flexible hours including weekends and occasional late nights with abundant travel opportunities. Preference is given to those with experience in luxury fashion retail, this is not a junior role and you will be expected to hit the ground running and step in to a leading sales position immediately.

If you would like to be part of a booming creative team environment, please send us your resume of relevant experience and a cover letter outlining why this is your dream position and why you are the best candidate for the role.

Due to the large number of applications we receive only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply please send a detailed cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate along with your CV to info[at]suzanneharward[dot]com.


Measuring Guide
Conversion
Care & Alterations

How to measure

Simply measure your bust, waist and hips and enter below. The measuring guide will recommend the ideal Suzanne Harward gown size in accordance to the largest measurement given.



Conversion

AU Size
UK Size
US Size
Bust (cm)
Waist (cm)
High up (cm)
Seat (cm)
6
6
2
82
62
81
87
8
8
4
85
63
83
90
10
10
6
86
67
85
92
12
12
8
89.5
69
89
96
14
14
10
98
74.5
95
101
AU Size
UK Size
US Size
Bust (inch)
Waist (inch)
High Hip (inch)
Seat (inch)
6
6
2
32.3
24.4
31.8
34.2
8
8
4
33.4
24.8
32.6
35.4
10
10
6
33.8
26.3
33.4
36.2
12
12
8
35.2
27.1
35
37.8
14
14
10
38.5
29.3
37.4
39.7

Care & Alterations

General Care

Ensure you read the care label and cleaning instructions before attempting to clean.

By following the instructions on the care label you will keep your couture gown looking fabulous and at it’s absolute best.

Alterations

Suzanne Harward does not provide an alterations service and this also applies to Suzanne Harward online styles. We recommend you take your pieces to a reputable local tailor. Please contact our Customer Care Team should you require advice regarding alteration services in your area.

Delivery

Your couture gown will be delivered wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Gowns with embellishment will have a protective organza cover placed over the embellished area of the gown. Your gown will arrive carefully packed in to a keepsake heirloom box for safe keeping. This box will be packed inside a shipping box with a Suzanne Harward protective garment bag included in the delivery. To protect your exclusive Suzanne Harward gown we recommend you hang your garment within the protective bag provided.

Dry Cleaning

Each Suzanne Harward gown is individually handcrafted with great care and uses delicate fabric, embroideries, embellishment and lace to convey the same timeless, feminine and ethereal nature that is the Suzanne Harward handwriting. This may lead to variation in finish, colour and fabrication. Please take the utmost care when cleaning and wearing your gown as jewellery, finger nails and harsh detergents can harm delicate fabrics and finishes. Embellishments and fabrics may change in colour with time and wear adding to the charm and individuality of each piece. These are not faults in the production of the garment and are consistent with handmade couture quality. Your gown will arrive protected in acid free tissue paper and an organza cover covering any embellishment. A protective garment bag is provided to ensure the gown remains in impeccable condition. Please hang your gown in the garment bag when you receive your delivery.

If you wish to clean your gown after your special day we recommend you take your gown to a reputable specialist drycleaners experienced in cleaning of delicate couture pieces.

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