Job Details

Job title

Senior Designer, Galvan

Location

Dusseldorf, Germany

Level

Senior Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Galvan is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Designer, who will be responsible for driving the timely delivery of ourseasonal collections for evening wear and bridal including dresses, blazers, pants, coats and knits. The Senior Designer will work closely with the Galvan Design Director for the planning, development and design of the collection each season.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate with our Creative Director and Design Director on direction for the forthcoming season
  • Design original sketches of silhouettes, design details, technical details and internal constructions for the above
  • Support design team to ensure high quality of sample and final product
  • Preparation of mood boards and overviews of creative concepts
  • Research of market trends
  • Ensure ownership of design team’s adherence to the seasonal critical path and deadlines
  • Support Design Director and Creative Director in fabric research, fabric selection process and colour concepts, managing the fabric archive and seasonal fabrics
  • Develop new prints and graphics in fabrics and trims as well as follow up on exclusive fabric developments
  • To present three key details and three innovative finishings each season
  • Final quality control of samples
  • Work closely with Design Director and communicate daily on issues and changes that arise from the development of design. You will also partner with the Studio Director to ensure all product is delivered on schedule

The Ideal Candidate

  • College degree in fashion design or related field
  • Minimum 5-10 years working experience, preferably in women’s evening wear
  • Excellent sense of style and aesthetics, keeping all product within the Galvan aesthetic and DNA
  • Outstanding creative and design skills
  • Strong sketching abilities
  • Passion for details and precision
  • Team player with a hands-on mentality
  • Experience in performing under pressure with deadlines
  • Structured and focused mentality, highly organized and ability to prioritize workload
  • Open-minded with a commercial and global design mindset
  • Good knowledge of design programs such as Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Solid knowledge of garment specification, fitting and pattern making
  • Fluent in English and German - both verbally and written

Language skills

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

About Us

A DESIRE FOR A NEW KIND OF EVENING WEAR – MODERN, CLEAN, COOL – LIES AT THE HEART OF GALVAN.

THE LONDON-BASED LABEL WAS ESTABLISHED BY FOUR YOUNG WOMEN FROM THE WORLDS OF FASHION AND CONTEMPORARY ART: ANNA-CHRISTIN HAAS, SOLA HARRISON, CAROLYN HODLER AND KATHERINE HOLMGREN. FRUSTRATED BY THE FORMALITY AND OVER-EMBELLISHMENT OF MOST EVENING WEAR, THEY DECIDED TO LAUNCH GALVAN IN 2014. THE BRAND REFLECTS THEIR SHARED LONGING FOR A MORE COSMOPOLITAN APPROACH, FOR SOMETHING LUXURIOUS BUT ALSO EFFORTLESS, FASHION-FORWARD YET TIMELESS, VERSATILE ENOUGH THAT IT CAN BE STYLED DIFFERENTLY AND WORN REPEATEDLY.

THIS IS EVENING WEAR AS THE MODERN WOMAN WOULD WANT IT.