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'An energetic and passionate designer with a creative flair and lovce for fashion.' Women's wear designer with 8 years experience. UK, Europe, India, China
Multi product, Soft's, tailoring Turkish Supplier to the High Street
Position Summary Womenswear Designer working closely with Sales and buyers to design directional soft separates for the high street and online retailers. Experience in translating the key catwalk influences and fashion trends to create the latest, commercial ‘must have’ styles. Main Responsibilities • Design of soft separates that reflect the latest catwalk influences and fashion trends for buyer’s requirements. • Design for a showroom range ensuring innovate styling to reflect the major fashion trends. • Creating detailed commercial artwork including embroideries and embelsihments. • Trend research including catwalk trends/trend predictions/shop reports. • Sourcing and development of fabric and trims working with suppliers. • Creation of trend/design packs. • Liaising with the development team in the Indian office. • Monitoring samples, liaising with the Indian office to ensure critical path dates are achieved. • Attending fit meetings to achieve correct fit. • Understanding of garment construction. • Creative and commercial with excellent knowledge of woven fabrics. Clients;- Miss Selfridge, Top Shop, Marks and Spencer, ASOS (Formal, Petite, Curve,Casual) Next, BHS, Asda (Formal and Casual), Mothercare, Debenhams (Formal, Beachwear, Red Herring, Henry Holland), Wallis, Luigi Bertolli, Dunnes, http://ikandi.org.uk/ikand/index.html
Womenswear high street supplier to Marks & Spencer, George – product sourced from India Women’s wear Designer for soft woven casual and formal wear Responsible for developing prints from initial concept inspiration stories into a commercial range of garments Able to work with a varied fabric bases including fabric mixing to add to garment value Develop prints by applying embellishments to create layered effects with depth on a garment Responsible for full design technical packs and all communication with sampling teams in India Helped to build up new accounts with customers and developing strong relationship with retail buyers and designers Able to present with confidence to all key accounts and buying teams Analyse all catwalk information and produce seasonal mood boards and colour palettes Successful hit rate of designs sold to: Next (all departments), Marks and Spencer, Laura Ashley, Dorothy Perkins, Asda (all departments), Evans, Blooming Marvellous, Jane Norman, Mackays, A.S.O.S. and other major high street stores Regular development trips to India, Inspiration and directional shopping trips to Tokyo, Paris, and Ibiza Work closely with fabric technicians to produce new fabric handles and garment technologists for fit and garment engineering Responsible for briefing CAD designers with new print directions Clients;- Marks and Spencer,, NEXT, Kookai, Asda (Casual,Formal) , Miss Selfridge, BHS, Jane Norman, Mama's and Papa's, M&co,