A fabulous opportunity has arisen with my client who are an established brand with a distinctive style . This role would suit a senior designer looking for their next step or an existing design manger looking for a new challenge in a forward-thinking creative organisation. As Design Manager you would be reporting to the Head of Women swear and have a small team under you so some managerial experience would be beneficial in this role .My client is looking for a unique individual who is motivated by creative thinking and big ideas to drive the development of the woven division. Previous experience working for a brand or retailer is essential for this role.
Main responsibilities will include
Work closely with the team to create successful, fashion forward, innovative collections & being aware of current trends.
Attend exhibitions / store events / comp shop looking for new opportunities and ideas to keep direction fresh.
Manage styles from concept to production stage.
Liaise with menswear and accessory divisions to ensure brand DNA has continuity throughout design.
Encourage team to explore design 3 dimensionally, draping on the stand and mocking up garments, to create and refine designs
Work closely with Head of Womens Wear to interpret, follow and execute the design direction.
Manage the day-to-day task assignment and work flow for the greater design Team.
Communicate Seasonal Inspiration and Design Direction to the greater Design Team
Lead the designers in creating seasonal fabric direction boards.
Ensure WW Design is adhering to our 'Critical Path' production calendar.
Proactive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently but also as part of a team.
Strong background working across womenswear woven design is essential for this role
Previous experience working for a brand or retailer premium or above level is required for this role
Senior designer or design manager level
Ability to travel when needed.
Strong technical knowledge and understanding of draping and fabric sourcing knowledge.
Energetic, enthusiastic with new ideas and passion coupled with creative flair