Menswear Fashion Designer Job In Coventry

Menswear Fashion Designer

  • £18000 - £25000 per annum
  • Posted: 23/02/2018
  • Coventry
  • Job Ref: 394104023
  • Permanent

Job Details

I am currently recruiting on behalf of a Fashion Label that has been in business for over 40 years. They are based in Coventry and looking for a Fashion Designer. My client works with all major high street retails including ASOS, River Island, Next and Topshop, amongst others. As a fashion designer you'll work on the design of clothing and fashion ranges and to be successful for this position you will need direct Fashion Design experience or Ideally a degree in Fashion Design. Your journey will help, support and contribute to the team in designing fashion-forward, seasonal collections consisting of stylish, unique and high performing products that will deliver on of business targets on sales growth and intake margin growth. Areas of responsibility: • creating or visualising an idea and producing a design by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD) • keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes • planning and developing ranges • working with others in the design team, such as buyers and forecasters, to develop products to meet a brief • liaising closely with sales, buying and production teams on an ongoing basis to ensure the item suits the customer, market and price points • understanding design from a technical perspective, i.e. producing patterns and technical specifications for designs • sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments • adapting existing designs for mass production • developing a pattern that is cut and sewn into sample garments and supervising the creation of these, including fitting, detailing and adaptations • negotiating with customers and suppliers Required Skills: • creativity, innovation and flair • an eye for colour and a feel for fabrics and materials • the ability to generate ideas and concepts • a proactive approach • commercial awareness and business orientation • self-promotion and confidence • interpersonal, communication and networking skills