Laura Ashley

Senior Designer – Knitwear & Jersey

London (Greater)
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Buyer, Design
Job Type

Senior Designer – Knitwear & Jersey

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality.  We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today.

Are you interested in joining our new Knitwear and Jersey team?

We are currently seeking a Senior Knitwear & Jersey Designer to join our Fashion Design & Buying team.

You will be responsible for developing an innovative and commercial range of Fashion products, which meet our business requirements. Pro-active and creative, you must have worked at a Senior Designer level and be able to demonstrate the ability to research and interpret forward trends and to drive product development. Working with a Buyer, you must have the creative skills to design products, which exceed the Laura Ashley customers’ expectations of the brand, whilst also being commercial in approach.

The ideal candidate should have an extensive knowledge of yarn and fabric sourcing and supply base, along with an ability to design across all Knitwear & Jersey product categories, including casual & formal/occasion wear.

You will need to be able to work to a critical path and to design products with an awareness of price architecture; margins and selling prices. You must be able to work with the Buyers and Designers as part of a team to deliver consistency and co-ordination across all categories.

Applicants should have a degree in design, and a proven record of success working as a Senior Designer. Experience as a Knitwear designer is essential.   Previous retail experience would be advantageous. A passion for design and a genuine interest in Fashion are all prerequisites for this role. Based in Fulham, there will be a requirement for occasional travel.

The successful applicant will have a real affinity for the Laura Ashley brand and the appropriate taste levels to design inspirational and distinctive products.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a covering letter, stating your current salary & benefits package by clicking apply below. 

NB: We regret only successful candidates will be contacted. Applications from Recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted.