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Womenswear Fashion Designer/Product Development Manager

Employer
Kai Collective
Location
Shoreditch, London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Responsibilities:

  • Hybrid role combining fashion design and product development
  • Have a great understanding of culture- past and present, and translate that into clothing
  • Manage design process from conception to final styling
  • Market research to identify new trends, fabric, and techniques
  • Collaborate with team members to select seasonal themes and create new concepts
  • Create product sketches and technical drawings
  • Review product for style and fit, and revise if necessary
  • Present story, mood board, colour boards to the team
  • Work with founder to decide design direction of the brand each season
  • Ability to communicate with manufacturers daily and effectively
  • Oversee and manage product life cycle from inception through to final- update sample tracker and critical path
  • Create product listings on website and know all products extremely well
  • Work with merchandiser to analyse sales performance to inform design direction
  • Lead all fittings: schedule fittings based on when items are received from manufacturers, gather necessary models or team members for try-ons, review product for style, measurement, fit and fabric revisions. Clearly and expertly document, and communicate all feedback accurately to the manufacturers.
  • Document and archive all work on the drive in an organized and structured manner
  • Test quality of samples (wash tests, all day wear test etc.) to ensure that the fabric and sewing of the garment are excellent

 

Who You Are:

  • Able to sketch digitally and freehand
  • Multitasker
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and admin skills
  • Must have a great eye and an excellent sense of style and colour
  • Trendsetter and non-conformist
  • Identify opportunities and think outside of the box
  • Exceptional work ethic and comfortable with hard and pressured work
  • Your designs demonstrate a love for structure, detail and maximalism

 

Requirements:

  • Must have an excellent portfolio. Applications without a portfolio will not be accepted
  • Must write a cover letter
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud – specifically Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Proven understanding of trend and colour forecasting

 

Benefits and renumeration:

  • Competitive salary
  • Clothing discount
  • Beautiful office in Shoreditch
  • Fun, intellectually stimulating and exciting working environment
  • Opportunity to make a huge change in a small brand with a great purpose
  • Tuesdays WFH most of the time

 

To apply for this role, please send your CV along with cover letter and portfolio to careers@kaicollective.com.

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