Designer - Sports/Street/Lifestyle

Location
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary
£25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Ref
Menswear
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Junior

Our client, a leading sports/street/lifestyle brand house, is looking for a creative designer to work across sports/streetwear menswear ranges.

As a Menswear Apparel Designer you will be:

  • Researching trends and key items seasonally
  • Prepare relevant and creative research on themes, colours and fabrics based on the seasonal brief.
  • Initiate original design sketches/technical specs for all the styles following the seasonal brief.
  • Research and maintain knowledge of relevant womenswear, menswear and active/sportswear trends and history to advise on silhouettes, finishes and suitability of fabrics etc.  
  • Putting together mood and trend boards
  • Working closely with the Senior Designer to range build seasonally
  • Keep up to date records of all design and development for each style, fabrication details and print.
  • Put together spec sheets and technical packs for your designs
  • To follow range plans and critical paths, and ensure that all deadlines are respected and strictly adhered to. 

The Ideal Candidate/Experience and Skills Required: 

  • You will ideally have at least 2 to 3 years’ experience in Apparel Design role in the fashion/lifestyle/sportswear industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft packages.
  • Experience in research and initial board ideas, through to design development and creation of technical diagrams.
  • Knowledge of trends and researching trends within relevant market
  • Ability to produce excellent accurate and detailed specifications, both freehand and using design programmes.
  • Excellent planning, prioritising and organisational skills to ensure key deadlines are met.
  • Knowledge of garment and fabric construction, with a good understanding of pattern cutting.
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive, with excellent communication skills.
  • A broad interest across various cultural themes, with an interest in fashion, music, and the arts.
  • Ideally you would have worked for Puma, though not necessary.

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