04.10.2018

Meet Elle Argyroy, Head of QC at Fashion Enter

Career routes in the fashion sector are diverse and numerous, each week we will introduce an individual that works in the industry to gain an insight into their fashion world. This week it's the turn of Elle Argyroy, Head of QC at Fashion Enter...

Q What time does your alarm go off? 

E 6.10am

Q What’s a typical day like for you? 

E I Amend patterns throughout the day and check everything is running smoothly on the factory floor looking for any issues with quality, I help out in general with the studio and pattern room. I occasional go out to fitting sessions with our clients if we are having issues with the fit of a garment.

Q Tell us about your career route, where did it all start for you? 

E I went to Southgate Technical collage and did a Btec national diploma before getting my first job at Barry Artists as a design room assistant, I loved it being my first job working in fashion, they were one of the big guns of manufacturing in those days!

Q And did you spend any time completing work placements / experience? 

E No, but I helped out my uncle during school holidays in his factory, I used to do a bit of everything from bagging the garments to laying up and finishing the garments, I would do anything really as I absolutely loved it and it really infused my passion to work in the industry.

Q What key skills / attributes would you say are essential for this role? 

E You need a good eye and plenty of pattern cutting experience.

Q What is your most memorable work moment? 

E Dressing up as Michael Jackson to cheer up the pattern room.

Q What is the worst part of the job? 

E Production gone wrong, that cannot be put right.

Q Best piece of advice you have been given? 

 E Always listen to advice given, then decide if you want to use it.

Q Is there anyone in the fashion sector that you think is inspirational? 

E Patsy and Edina. They made everyone aware of the designers of that time, especially Lacroix!

Q After work you like to…

E Hang with the kids and play hockey.