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Head of Design - Womenswear

We have a great opportunity for a Head of Design Womenswear to join a well-known and established historic British brand. Based in Central London, working as part of a close knit team, you'll enjoy a busy, rewarding and fulfilling role with wide ranging responsibility and involvement in helping grow the iconic British brand a and portfolio of other subsidiary brands.

Job Responsibilities:

• Creation of initial trend/story boards with colour palettes in conjunction with Buying team

• Re-interpretation and development of inspirational samples

• Creation of Technical garment specification drawings for buyers Far East packs, working closely with the QA department on technical drawings with measurement tables.

• Use of CAD for the creation of original graphic artwork, product development, print designs and graphics. Technical design – including trims, panels and stitching detail

• Responsible for auditing and monitoring current freelance design provision (forecasting and technical) to provide the optimum design service possible within pre-determined budgetary constraints.

• Selected travel to relevant Fashion and Trade shows, including ideas sketching whilst on trip, identify key concepts and direction, key/hot Brands reporting.

• Aid Heads of Buying in departmental range coordination, building upon brand strategy and raising brand awareness

The person:

• The ideal candidate will be a leader with experience in managing design teams

• You will be highly aware of the market, trends and competition

• You will be well aware of different industry trends across all product areas, mainly womenswear.

• You will be a strong and commercial personality with vision to drive the creative strategy of the business.

• You are proactive approachable and professional and have excellent interpersonal skills to represent the brand to outside partners and suppliers in a way that will build a strong long lasting relationships

Ref: 101155

Head of Design - Womenswear

Central London, London, UK
Greater London, UK
1 - 2 years of experience
Head of Department

Published on 3 Jan 2020