Freelance Senior Womenswear Designer

Location
Hackney, London (Greater)
Posted
24 Nov 2021
Closes
08 Dec 2021
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Freelance

We are looking for a freelance senior womenswear designer to work on a 3-month contract for a full-time project in the Studio.

Research and Design

  • Directly supporting the Creative Director in the creation of a Women’s Ready-To-Wear project.
  • Researching new trends and developing creative proposals that are in line with the Brand’s strategy, translating these into products in line with the seasonal concept direction
  • Design a seasonal womenswear collection according to the seasonal brief given by Creative Director.
  • Respond creatively to projects in whichever medium appropriate, drape, collage, maquette mock up.
  • A keen eye for details and attention to the functionality of the product
  • Responsible for creating sketches, technical drawings of external and internal details and specifications.

Commercial Awareness

  • Committing to commercial constraints of the brand, responding to comments from the Sales and Merchandising teams.  
  • To ensure cost and commerciality is considered when designing
  • Present in all fitting womenswear prototypes and samples for the project.
  • Be able to work to a commercial Range Plan, collaborating with the Merchandising team on bestseller management, Essential product and seasonal newness

Communication

  • Communicate, implement and manage information relating to design in a timely way to ensure smooth handover and achieve on-time delivery of proto and SMS collections.
  • Support the Design and Development team to pass all relevant and appropriate information; clearly and concisely so they can communicate to the manufacturer or complete their own tasks.
  • To clearly communicate designs to pattern cutters so they can effectively produce in house patterns and toiles. Advising priority based on design needs.
  • Keeping all seasonal fabric to sketches updated at all times so that all teams can access relevant information at all times

Time management

  • Responsible for meeting key design deadlines on time according to the critical path for the project.
  • Ensure that the meetings required with the Creative Director are arranged in line with the collection needs.
  • Work as part of a strong and dynamic team 

 

Reporting to the Creative Director

Based in our London Studio

 

Profile 

  • 7-10 years of experience in Fashion Design with 3 full year of experience in Womenswear Design
  • Ability to translate trends into a commercial collection with a contemporary handwriting

• Excellent hand drawing skills

• Excellent knowledge of software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop;

• Fabric and material knowledge;

• Highly skilled in creative research and knowledge of trends and competitors;

• Creative, flexible, and determined team player, able to handle stress;

• Fluent in English; both written and verbal

• Degree and/or diploma in Fashion Design with excellent knowledge of History of Art, Costume and Fashion; 

• Previous experience in luxury good companies.


 

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