Freelance Menswear Designer
The role of Freelance Menswear Designer is an exciting opportunity to bring your premium menswear talent to the fore collaborating closely with the brand owner and team to create a commercially successful collection. Working from initial concept through to production handover the objective is to bring the vision to life with responsibility for delivering the concept, design and development of a multi-product collection encompassing tailoring, outerwear, smart casualwear, shirts, trousers and t-shirts and for an emerging premium menswear brand.
- Research and development of seasonal mood, fabric, colour and trend concepts working closely with the owner, brand director and team.
- Design and development of a cohesive and consistent multi-product menswear collection designing across tailoring, outerwear, casualwear, trousers, shirts and t-shirts.
- Design of garments for all phases, markets and seasons creating colour palettes for the range, technical packs for sampling and garment CAD’s for range presentation.
- Follow prototype development working closely with the product developer.
- Manage all aspects of each product area to include fabric research and development and the final fitting stage.
- Demonstrate excellent attention to detail from concept stage through to specs and final designs.
- Present the range to the team and management team for sign off and adjustments.
- Degree in Menswear Design.
- Proven track record in premium or luxury menswear designing across tailoring and casualwear.
- Portfolio should demonstrate an ability to think outside the box whilst being able to maintain an excellent commercial eye and premium taste level.
- Manage relationships with manufacturers and suppliers.
- Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team with a hands-on approach.
- Excellent CAD skills, highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally.
- Strong time management and ability to prioritise workload in response to calendar time lines.