My client is a family-run business that creates collections for the free-spirited, independent woman. And are now seeking a creative and talented Senior Designed to join their Design Team.
They have 16 branded stores, 150 wholesale customers and global on-line following.
The Senior Designer will work closely with Design, Production and Merchandising teams on the product strategy, development and design of the new womenswear line.
The Senior Designer will also be responsible for ensuring that all of the collections are brought to market in a timely and profitable manner.
Create seasonal mood boards with Design Team and Creative Director
Develop colour palettes for each season
Create new collections each season true to brand DNA
Produce hand drawn sketches to present to the Creative Director for range selection
Be considerate of current and previous product performance
Research existing trends within the archive and develop new potential commercial styles for the collection
Identify new product areas to complement the Sahara Collection
Regularly review and analyse what makes a ‘best sellers’, likewise, understand why a product might be underperforming
Visit stores each season to review the collections
Visit relevant fabric/trims tradeshows in the UK and overseas to source materials to include in upcoming collections
Create technical packs for selected designs with specification sheets
Attend fit meetings
Establish and manage the content and size of the collection during development, editing where necessary to produce options required by merchandisers and buyers
Select most effective styles for extra stock programmes
You will have:
Experience in womenswear design within premium and designer sector
Strong product development experience
Exceptional technical knowledge
Keen eye for trends and industry standards – deep interest in global fashion
Demonstratable knowledge of fabric dying techniques
General knowledge of garment construction
Basic understanding of pattern cutting
Ability to multitask and work well under pressure to ensure deadlines are met
Ability to work cross-functionally, building strong relationships between departments