Assistant Designer - Womenswear

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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At Self-Portrait we are looking for a motivated and passionate Assistant Designer to join our growing Design team.

As Assistant Designer at Self-Portrait, you will work directly with the Design team and Product Developers, assisting across all stages of the Design process. The right candidate will be a confident user of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as having an enthusiastic approach to research and fabric developments.

We work in a fast-paced environment, so willingness to learn, take part in all aspects of the design process, and a passion for your work are key. There is a lot of invaluable experience to be learnt as part of our small team, so this is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

-  With guidance from senior members of the Team, assist through all stages of the design process, from Initial research stage to Lookbook/Show stage.

-With guidance, be responsible for designing part of the expanding range 

- Collaborate with PD team on the creating of Tech Packs 

- Carry out focused trend and concept research, comp shops under the decided Direction for each season

- Creating accurate and detailed CAD mock-ups through all stages – amending mock ups in response to fit amends, and ensuring all amendments are reflected in mock ups/ colour ups.

- Ensure design boards, line ups and linesheets are maintained for all collections/capsules.

- Collaborating with the wider Self-Portrait team to ensure that all styles are fit for purpose.

- Supporting the Creative team during photoshoots / shows

Requirements for the Role:

- BA or equivalent qualification in a fashion related subject

- Entry Level - 1-2 years experience in a Contemporary/Premium or Luxury Womenswear Design related role 

- Eligible to work in the UK 

-  Proficient and confident user of Adobe suite including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

- A positive can-do attitude, and ability to work independently as well as to embrace teamwork

- Knowledge of fabric bases and an understanding of fabric techniques

-  Interest in fashion, awareness of trends and a good understanding of the Self-Portrait aesthetic 

-  Good time management and ability to work in a fast-paced environment across multiple tasks 

- A quick learner with a focused work ethic and excellent attention to detail


Please apply with CV and Portfolio. Applications without the required documents will not be considered.


A British brand with a global perspective. 


self-portrait are privately owned, independent and unashamedly consumer centric. Behind everything self-portrait does is a desire to uplift, empower and celebrate its customers. 


We both embrace and invest in the future of the brand and of the industry. 


The self-portrait brand operates 30 stores in the UK, China and Thailand, with a retail network of over 400 stores in 70 countries, seeing an average of 60,000 unique visitors to its e-commerce website each week. 


Since debuting with womenswear, the brand has also expanded to include categories such as swimwear, bridal, bags, accessories and childrenswear. 


self-portrait is part of the newly formed SP Collection, a group that has been set up to discover, nurture, and develop best in class creativity and design. Roland Mouret joined the group back in 2021.


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