Position: Structured designer (with the ability to do multi-product a bonus)
Reports to: Head of Design
Duration: Full time
Location: Head Office – Shepherd’s Bush (WFH on Friday)
WYSE London is going through a phase of growth and is looking for the best talent to join our exciting journey.
We are looking for an experienced structured designer, who can help shape and expand our offering. The role will include the development of our tailored, more structured product, covering both the formal and casual aspects of these areas. The successful candidate will have proven technical knowledge and the ability to design with a more structured mindset across all the following categories; outerwear, jackets, jeans and trousers. Experience in multi product would be a bonus.
Working closely with the Head of Design and the Founder, to build the more structured pieces in the collection that will complement the overarching effortless femininity of the brand
Contribute towards seasonal mood, trend and colour concepts, in collaboration with the rest of the Design team
Provide in depth research and relevant conceptual view on the more structured product of the brand
Developing a premium range with an impeccable fit and enduring silhouette, with great technical attention to detail, quality and uniqueness with an elevated high-end aesthetic T
To deliver newness to the collection, with modernity and a contemporary lifestyle feeling
Collaborate with the wider team to build tasteful, creative and cohesive outfits and looks, that style effectively with the rest of the categories, to offer a top to toe look
To work autonomously with our supply base on direction, fabric sourcing and block development
Working closely with the buying team to structure the collection to deliver continued newness, true choice and a balanced range with a commercial eye
Lead very technical fittings with the support of a garment tech, to reach a commercial, high quality and aesthetically beautiful product
To fully understand technical garment and pattern construction
Technical knowledge of fabrics for your areas, including performance and tailored fabrics and the ability to source fabrics independent of suppliers
Produce all your own tech packs with CAD and spec measures
Holistically plan the progression of your collection through the season, ensuring the appropriate product is designed for the time of the year
Knowledge / Skills:
Substantial experience in womenswear structured product Premium to luxury background
High end taste level with a commercial eye Broad industry and competitor awareness
Specific technical expertise in outerwear and tailoring Excellent commercial handwriting with a strong eye for colour, proportion and detail
A team player who can work across multiple product areas and to tight deadlines
Brings passion and enthusiasm into the work dynamic
Strong work ethic, integrity and reliability with a hands-on attitude
Healthy obsession with creating a flattering, impeccable fit
Ability to build a cohesive range that is both premium in quality and commercial
Used to working autonomously with suppliers, creating blocks and prototypes through to gold seal samples Sustainable mindset that strives to incorporate responsible sourcing, durable design and ethical approach into all areas of their work
Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage time accordingly
Proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop is a must The ability to set up of all your own tech packs with all spec measurements
A flexible, positive and collaborative mindset with a great passion for design.
Please submit a link to your portfolio or examples of your work with your application along with an example of a tech pack. Applications can only be considered when submitted with these.