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Designer - Ladies Jerseywear

Job Title: Designer - Ladies Jerseywear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
REF: 2135_1545330130
Contact Name: Shelley Pinto
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Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established design team for a market leading fashion supplier in London designing trend led commercial jerseywear for the UK High Street. They are looking for an individual with commercial handwriting who is very strong on trends and who can translate key catwalk trends into a strong commercial range.

Main responsibilities will include: 

  • Create and develop product designs tailored to the companies portfolio of customers
  • Working closely with the Head of Jersey and Sales to update best sellers,
  • Analyse and report on catwalk shows highlighting key trends
  • Creating on-trend, forward-thinking yet commercial womenswear designs keeping in line with the buyer's briefs
  • Range planning
  • Researching lifestyle trends and blogs
  • Working with the fabric team to implement direction and innovation for the season
  • Communicating effectively with all internal and external teams
  • Working closely with the in-house sales and production team along with retail buyers
  • Overseeing development of all sampling ensuring deadlines are met

Personal requirements:

  • A practical understanding of production capabilities of the supply base
  • Knowledge of fabric sourcing and the ability to use this to its full potential
  • Jerseywear experience within a commercial environment
  • Working with factories in Far East Bangladesh and China
  • A strong understanding of the current high street
  • Must have good CAD and illustration skills
  • Previous experience working for a supplier for the high street retailers
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Experience of presenting ideas through design boards
  • Ability to create detailed design specifications