Job Details

Job title

Senior Designer, Dice Kayek

Location

Paris, France

Level

Senior Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

  • Work closely with Creative Director.
  • Research and development, in conjunction with Creative Director and design team, of seasonal/continuity/fabrics/colours and the creation of mood boards and presentation tools in line with company strategy.
  • Create mood boards and fabric/color palettes.
  • Create commercial collections through strong understanding of target customer.
  • Selection of fabric and trims for Commercial collection. 
  •  Analyze key fashion trends and anticipate designs that will be suitable for customer.

  •  Oversee fittings and sample development process with technical team 

  •  Attend trade fairs, shopping trips and gather information on important trends

  •  Communicate daily with the merchandise team on retailer briefs

  •  Concept and develop innovative construction techniques and finishings.

  •  Collaborate with Product Development team to develop each sample to its fullest potential.

  •  Attend and be an active participant in all Dice Kayek fittings.

  •  Oversee material sheets to ensure the best finishings, construction and details.

  •  Work with Merchant team to adhere to merchandising plan and communicate as styles evolve to ensure that the collection is fulfilling plan.

  •  Meet with fabric and trim suppliers to conduct seasonal research and selections.

  •  Special projects and collaborative design concepts. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • 7+ years of experience in a management position.
  • Degree in Fashion Design, preferably : Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Central Saint Martins, Esmod. 
  • Creative and innovative sketching, design and conceptualization skills.
  • Strong computer knowledge including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Outstanding leadership, communication and managerial skills.
  • Good time management and ability to work within corporate calendar.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-up
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

Language skills

  1. English, Professional working proficiency
  2. French, Professional working proficiency

About Us

Dice Kayek was launched in 1992 by sisters Ece and Ayse Ege and over the past two decades has built a reputation for its carefully curated universe: one in which tradition combines with modernity; film, art and personal memories inform design; and architectural lines build strong, structural silhouettes. A modern take on couture, creativity, detail and craftsmanship underpin the Turkish heritage brand, which is based in Paris and became part of the Federation Francaise de la Couture in 1994. Since then, the brand has received industry-wide recognition, becoming the recipient of numerous accolades and awards and the subject of various cultural and fashion exhibitions. Most notably in 2013, Dice Kayek won the Jameel Prize 3, an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic traditions, for its Istanbul Contrast exhibition, hosted by the Victoria & Albert Museum. The result of such prestigious praise was the launch of fully-fledged couture collections; Woven Tales, Nocturne 54, Dollhouse and Winter Garden among those to come thereafter. 

Characterised by its poetic spirit with just the right amount of eccentric narrative, Dice Kayek can equally be defined by its sophisticated and exacting execution; behind each collection there can be found the most detailed work, once again illustrating couture as a constant source of inspiration. Signature styles and techniques include handmade embroidery, the art of folding to create volume through construction, which is most apparent in its modern tailoring, and a unique approach to fabrications for contrasting materials.

Dice Kayek is stocked in 45 countries worldwide and is carried at 110 sales points.