Womenswear Woven Designer

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Excellent basic salary, pension, private medical, life insurance, 50% staff discount
11 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
Job Type

The role

Superdry is looking for an experienced and talented Woven Designer who will love the opportunity to work with our amazing Womenswear team and be pivotal in the development of our Woven collection. You will be versatile and dynamic in order to drive newness and innovation across the category and most importantly, will be massively passionate about Womenswear fashion.

When applying for this role please attach a copy of your portfolio.

You will

  • Design amazing new product in a wide range of fabrics and styles in line with critical path deadlines
  • Prepare a series of design ideas and inspirations for each season
  • Support with the development of the overall seasonal direction with the team
  • Deliver detailed style direction to develop our existing range considering our pricing architecture
  • Actively share fresh ideas taking considered risks with key shapes and colours
  • Research competitors and trend / street style that is relevant and new for our brand
  • Take responsibility for knowing our suppliers and their capabilities
  • Actively contribute to the sourcing strategy for the Woven range
  • Work alongside Garment Tech to deliver the right fit, look and feel for our Woven range
  • Produce detailed and accurate specifications packs for your designs
  • Upload and organise your designs onto our `Design Store`
  • Develop your knowledge of colour and fabric innovation within your product area
  • Proactively monitor best/worst seller activity and suggest actions to help us to continually innovate

You are

  • Educated to degree level in Fashion Design at First or Upper Second class level
  • An experienced Designer, from a high quality brand, retailer or supplier
  • Vastly experienced in Woven product with a deep understanding of different silhouettes and fabrics
  • Able to demonstrate your understanding of fabric bases, garment construction and fabric direction
  • Passionate about our brand and designing woven dresses, shirts, skirts and tops
  • A team player and always positive with a can-do approach
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of our core customer and brand DNA
  • Effective at working in a fast-paced team and able to deliver multiple designs per season
  • An excellent communicator with an enthusiastic, professional, and engaging manner
  • Adaptable with a flexible approach to your hours and travel
  • Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop

What we offer

  • Excellent basic salary, pension, private medical, life insurance, 50% staff discount