Designer (Dresses)
Arcadia Group Limited
11d ago

The Role

Identifying the latest trends is one thing, translating them into wearable fashion for our target customer is quite another.

As a designer with your own area of responsibility you’ll need to have a clear understanding of your customer’s needs and wants so that you can create products that fit seamlessly into their lives.

You’ll also work closely with the Wallis buying team to ensure they have access to the season's key items.

Day to Day

  • Compiling research from inspiration trips, blogs, catwalks, trade shows, comp shops, trend blogs etc
  • Be a key member in producing colour palettes, stories and themes for the season with a great eye for prints
  • Contributing to the strategy on the dresses department
  • Develop the range to make sure it evolves to meet the needs of the customer e.g. working closely with the B&M team to draw conclusions from trading results, trials and emerging trends
  • Establishing a close relationship with key suppliers
  • Designing product for various end uses e.g. daywear, smart, event and press
  • Trend presentations to senior management, commercially identifying key silhouettes and fabrications relevant to the Wallis customer
  • Must Haves

  • Good organisational skills with attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to strongly interpret trends into design / product for the Wallis customer and move the range on ensuring it reflects current stylist high-street trends.
  • A real passion for fashion
  • Good management skills / experience of managing direct report(s).
  • CAD experience is beneficial especially photoshop
  • A flair for design and the ability to make suggestions and ideas.
  • The Exciting Part

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities
  • We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted

    You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous.

    Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success.

    Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

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