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Design Assistant - Ladies Denim

Job Title: Design Assistant - Ladies Denim
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
REF: 1775_1525786814
Contact Name: Elissa Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

We have a fantastic new opportunity to work for a leading supplier to many high-street retailers and supermarkets, looking for a Denim Design Assistant.

They are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and commercial Denim Design Assistant with a young to mid-market handwriting style who is used to working in a fast-paced environment and able to work under pressure.

The ideal candidate must be confident designing and have a flare for fashion shapes and key denim fabrication - able to design for a wide demographic.

This role is for someone with up to 2 years industry knowledge and experience working with denim.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the design and development team
  • Sending and chasing samples for approval
  • Lab dip approvals
  • Sourcing fabrics and trims
  • Assisting the designer with development of new ranges and design techniques for the customers
  • Help prepare presentation ideas to the customers
  • Liaising with Buyers
  • Keeping the sample log updated - booking samples and photographing them
  • Collating current and new trend packs for the designers
  • Attending sales meetings with existing and new customers
  • Liaising with overseas factories
  • Research catwalk trends
  • Put together mood boards for ladies woven tops ranges
  • Cover shop reports etc for core denim departments

Person requirements:

  • Experience and knowledge working with denim
  • Be able to recognise fabric construction/specification/wash techniques and be aware of the latest denim innovations
  • Must have a flare for trend focused fashion fabrications and key styles
  • Can demonstrate experience of working in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • First class communication skills at all levels
  • Ladies Denim Specialist
  • CAD
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop