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Design Assistant

Margaret Howell
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
27 Apr 2023

Job Details

Design Assistant

Margaret Howell Limited

London, W1

Full time:  35 hours a week Monday to Friday

Competitive Salary and benefits including seasonal clothing allowance.


A fantastic opportunity to join Margaret Howell as Design Assistant.

Supporting the design team to ensure the smooth running of the department and assisting in the delivery of the mens & women’s collections, this is an exciting role for fashion graduates with experience with a comparable brand.    There is limited opportunity to design as this is primarily an administrative support role.

Margaret Howell is a contemporary British clothing designer who has worked successfully in men’s and women’s clothing for over five decades. Today, Margaret Howell clothes are sold worldwide with 12 own shops in Europe, over 100 outlets in Japan and an established online business.


Please find the job description and person specification here.


To be considered for our role as Design Assistant you will have relevant work experience and:

- A genuine interest in and passion for the Margaret Howell brand and ethos.

- A high level of proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop and minimum intermediate level in MS office suite.

- Demonstrable excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills.

- The ability to sketch by hand and CAD to meet our standards.

- The ability to think creatively.

- A proactive and a ‘can do’ attitude.

- Willingness and ability to engage with and deliver to timetable a diverse range of work and projects.

Ideally you will have experience of or a genuine interest in working with menswear as you will report to the Head of Menswear.  You will also support the Head of Womenswear and the Junior Womenswear Designer.


Please send us your CV and portfolio or your application will not be considered.


Applications will be considered as they are received. Shortlisting takes place against the criteria set out in the role requirements.


We are only able to consider applicants who have a right to work in the UK for more than one year.


Established in 1970 and incorporated in 1987 Margaret Howell Limited is an internationally recognised design company with more than 100 shops and concessions including London, Paris, Florence and throughout Japan. Under the design direction of Margaret Howell the company produces men's and women's clothing and an extensive household goods collection produced by specialist manufacturers in the UK and Italy. It's MHL label was established in 2004 and is workwear inspired and European produced. Since 1999 the company has produced shirts and nightwear in its own North London factory.

The headquarters, based at 34 Wigmore Street, London, accommodate both the design studio and flagship shop selling the mens and womens collections alongside homeware products that complement the design ethos, including Poole Pottery, Ercol and Anglepoise together with designers such as Robert Welch and David Mellor.

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