The role would be specifically focused in designing Nightwear and Swim for our growing own brand V by Very’ then assisting the designer on both formal and casual Jersey categories including Athleisure.
Previous experience in designing Womenswear and knowledge in Jersey categories, including nightwear and swim, and a track record of developing commercial product is required.
You will need to be able to identity new and emerging trends, whilst working alongside fellow designers for seasonal research and trend direction.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Travel to meetings, shopping trips and trade fairs - all COVID depending with the ability to translate initial ideas and concepts into commercial designs.
Design and develop in line with current trends, customer profile and brand direction.
Identity new and emerging trends, whilst working alongside fellow designers for seasonal research and trend direction.
Working closely with Buying teams to create a cohesive and saleable collection.
Working closely with the technical team, advising factories on fit, construction, details
Sourcing from the supply base and building strong relationship with suppliers.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS :
Prior experience in Jersey categories and an understanding of fabrics / fits and washes within these categories is key.
A good technical knowledge.
Understanding of washes, fabrics and fits
Good Commercial Handwriting
Identifying key item and key blocks for the season in line with Brand strategy and take full ownership of them.
Design and develop trend and ranges in line with our customer profile and brand direction.
Working alongside buying to build a strong fashionable yet commercial range.
Awareness of competitor analysis to help drive the collection forward.
Some of our benefits.
Flexible hybrid working model
£1000 Flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
30 days holiday + bank holidays
Up to 25% staff across the categories
Private pension matched at 6%
Bonus potential (performance and business related)
More benefits can be found on our career site