Designer - Womenswear

Designer - Womenswear

£ dependent upon experience
REF: 12154AA
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Job Description

This growing lifestyle casualwear brand, known for their stylish, wearable daywear is recruiting for a creative womenswear designer.  You will be someone who enjoys designing multi apparel, as you will be part of a close knit design team, and you will be accountable for outerwear to knitwear.

Designer  - The Role:

  • To design commercial, trend led womenswear collections with a focus on outerwear/ and or knitwear (fully fashioned and cut & sew).
  • Identify and update bestsellers to drive repeat business. Translate trends to ensure they are ‘on brand’ ensuring the DNA of the brand is always at the heart of each design
  • Develop and maintain an indepth understanding of the market, comp shop/report and attend trade shows
  • Produce detailed tech packs and brief suppliers confidently.
  • Work collaboratively with garment technologist from concept.
  • Develop new trims and be confident in fabric selection and fit for purpose.
  • Check samples from first fit stage through to SMS.
  • To research and identify latest, seasonal trends; to add newness and to compliment and drive forward existing product lines.
  • Work closely with Head of Design and Creative Director, proactively on new seasonal range build.
  • Assist with styling photoshoots and marketing support

Designer  - The Candidate:

  • 5+ years experience in a similar role within womenswear design (post fashion design or knitwear related degree).
  • Experience with multi products esp. true Knitwear and non-technical outerwear would be advantageous.
  • Good technical background and understanding of garment construction and cost engineering. For outerwear, or especially knitwear ie. yarns, gauges and patterns etc.
  • Keen eye for styling and a natural flare to organise and style photoshoots for new collections.
  • Well organised, experienced in managing priorities to critical path delivery dates.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills, ability to liaise with all stakeholders and at all levels within the organisation.
  • Proficient on Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Experience working with overseas suppliers & factories.
  • A team player !

Please submit via email a CV, a relevant portfolio and covering letter in word document format to quoting our reference 12154AA, or call the office for more details.  

  • If the email address is not displayed in this advert, then please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335quoting the job reference number, and we shall supply you with the correct address.
  • We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.
  • Please continue to check our website for any other roles which may be of interest.


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