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Designer - Full Time

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
19 May 2024

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We are the women of Sahara. We are unconstrained. Our adventurous spirit leads us beyond the High Street to destinations lesser known. For clothes that mean more. That add to the story of our lives. We are unique. Try and pin us down, it doesn’t work. Label us and it won’t stick. We believe that demographics divide, age is just a state of mind and body type is what each one of us sees in the mirror. We are leaders. Visionaries in our own right. Creative, passionate - and only ever underestimated once.

Sahara - A family-run business that has been creating collections for the free-spirited, independent woman for the past four decades.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a super creative Designer to join the team at our Primrose Hill design studio, on a full-time, in-house basis. We are looking for someone with 3 to 5 years’ experience designing for a comparable brand, with an appreciation of soft dressing, casualwear with a bohemian influence.

The Designer will work closely with the Design, Production and Merchandising teams on product strategy, development, and design of the brand’s core collections. The designer will also work closely with our Founder and Creative Director.

  • Create seasonal mood boards with the Design Team and Creative Director
  • Develop colour palettes for each season alongside the Design Team
  • Design new collections each season true to Sahara’s brand DNA
  • Produce hand-drawn sketches to present to the Creative Director for range selection
  • Be considerate of current and previous product performance
  • Research existing trends within Sahara’s archive and develop new potential commercial styles for the collection
  • Identify new product areas to complement the Sahara offer 
  • Regularly review and analyse best sellers, likewise, understand why a product might be underperforming
  • Visit Sahara own brand stores regularly to review current collections and performance  
  • Visit relevant fabric/trims tradeshows in the UK and overseas to source new cloths and trims for each season
  • Create technical packs with specification sheets
  • Attend fit meetings
  • Select designs in season for extra stock programmes

You will:

  • Have 3 to 5 years’ experience designing womenswear collections
  • Have product development experience
  • Possess exceptional technical knowledge
  • Be a clear communicator
  • Have a keen eye for trends and a deep interest in global fashion
  • Have knowledge of different fabric dying techniques
  • Have excellent knowledge of body measures in order to populate spec sheets
  • Possess a solid understanding of garment construction
  • Display a sound understanding of pattern cutting
  • Be able to multitask and work well under pressure to ensure deadlines are met

We offer:

  • a relaxed, non corporate working environment
  • a great community of creative, passionately minded people
  • a strong likelihood of making friends for life (the majority of our employees have!)
  • a competitive salary
  • a generous holiday allowance
  • discretionary annual bonus
  • access to exclusive perks and discounts via Perkbox
  • a generous staff discount
  • Organic fruit, great coffee and Prosecco every Friday afternoon

Sahara is passionate about working with great people & building inspirational, creative teams. We spend a lot of time at work, so we know how important it is to enjoy your working day and we do so in beautiful offices with an abundance of natural light. We promote a friendly, non-corporate environment at our HQ; we are passionate and hard-working and enjoy socialising both in and out of the office and we are always looking for like-minded individuals to join us on our fun and creative journey.


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