This role is to design fashion forward ranges; ensuring that the product offering is in line with the quality and detail of the brand.
The client is a well known fashion forward retailer, offering its customers a high quality product. They look to media, influencers and the catwalk for inspiration on the most up to date trends.
Collaborate with the Creative Director on direction for the forthcoming season to build a balanced and cohesive range
Create a range plan, develop the Design team and assist the Design Manager in design organization
Global travel (mainly China) for fabric/trim sourcing, design development and range build
Attend Fabric Shows for fabric direction and fabric sourcing
Responsible for the design, development and trends across all product areas.
Create mood boards, seasonal colour palettes and fabric packages for Forward Order
Liaise with the QC Department to assist with fits
Liaise with Merchandising to approve fabrics
Responsible for creating and maintaining the Linesheets
Working to and ensuring Critical Path deadlines are maintained
Senior Womenswear Designer with at experience at Designer level, demonstrating exceptional multi-product womenswear design skills, working for a young womenswear brand or retailer.
Highly organized with experience in managing and mentoring a small team. Experience in prioritizing and delegating work.
Ability to reflect forthcoming fashion trends aligned with the Catwalks for the global market place
Strong CAD and graphics skills in embellishments demonstrated through a strong portfolio with fresh handwriting and attention to detail.
Computer literate in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Excel
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, under pressure and to tight deadlines
Strong garment construction knowledge and understanding of designing to a price point
Experience in travelling to China for fabric/trim sourcing and design development
The sucessful candidate will have experience in designing detailed, high quality, intricrate products.
You will have been in the design industry for more than 4 years.
Competitive Salary and benefits.