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Menswear Designer (Contemporary Tailoring)

North West London
£ dependent upon experience + benefits package + hybrid working
London Fashion Jobs


Our client is an established manufacturer (UK owned), recruiting for a new addition to their Tailoring & Contemporary Separates area.  Reporting into the Design Director, you will be part of a dedicated menswear team, and in this role focussed on the design, development and production of directional tailoring/standalone separates. 

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of base fabrics and have come from a supplier, or similar background where you are accountable for managing your sample development, building and maintaining relationships with mills and factories.

Menswear Designer (Contemporary Tailoring) – The Job Outline

  • Design seasonal and trend led in house collections in line with customer design aesthetic
  • Identify emerging trends and potential gaps in the customer product range, capitalise on gaps by proposing appropriate fabrics, styling options and trend boards
  • Work closely with in-house Sales Account Management teams to provide customer with continuous and excellent service and help the business progress
  • Carry out fabric and trend research on an ongoing basis, present findings to in house teams and customers. This includes comp shopping on a monthly basis
  • Sourcing fabric and trim according to customer briefs and emerging trends
  • Preparing and leading customer development days, actioning development samples according to brief
  • Raising and updating design tech packs and checking samples against them.
  • Working closely with factories on sample development and orders
  • Managing development critical path, working closely with suppliers and production sites, regularly updating customer on sample progress though sample CPs and ensuring samples are delivered in time for range build and sign off meetings
  • Liaising daily with mills, factories and customer buying teams, establishing close professional relationships on all sides and negotiating prices

Menswear Designer (Contemporary Tailoring) - Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to degree standard
  • 3 years plus relevant experience in clothing design (menswear, formalwear, tailoring, contemporary separates)
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, In Design) and Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • A confident, proactive approach capable of working effectively in a team under pressure in a demanding fast paced environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with suppliers and colleagues at all levels.

If this could be you, please get in touch by sending an updated CV and folio to  (reference 12959AA)

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