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Designer Outerwear and Tailoring

Job Function:
Design
Location:
London
Job Type:
Contract

Outerwear & Tailoring Designer- Maternity Cover (Dorothy Perkins):

We are looking for an experienced Tailoring & Outerwear Designer to join our design team at Dorothy Perkins. We are looking for a highly motivated designer, with technical flair and excellent communication skills. You’ll be designing and developing ranges in line with current trend, customer profiles and brand direction.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

  • In-depth trend knowledge, being able to identify emerging trends and influence the business at critical points. Looking at opportunities to react quickly, with strong understanding of the supply base and how to get quick reads on product
  • Alongside the Head of Design and design team, contributes to seasonal research, developing on-brand macro trends at season launch.
  • Shows a relentless thirst for knowledge and awareness of what is new in fashion on the street, in the competition and in the designer collections. Drive this into the product ranges.
  • Produces in season catwalk analysis for your department to share with the business.
  • Clearly identifying department key items at the start of the season and ensure they are delivered in line with our customer profiles
  • Taking idea from concept, creating initial specifications through to production of initial samples
  • Sourcing new fabrications overseas inspired from trend research and to share new ideas on fabrics with buying teams
  • Build and maintains close links with the buying and design team
  • Working in synergy with Buying to build a strong fashion yet commercial range, sharing ideas and information with other product areas to ensure brand / product consistency
  • Working with QA to complete fit sessions in order to develop block and fit that reflects design direction and customer trends
  • Delivers results within specified time frames