• Freelance Menswear Designer

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    2018-2397
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Design
    Salary
    £ In line with experience
    Type
    Freelance
  • Overview

    The role of Freelance Menswear Designer is an exciting opportunity to bring your premium menswear talent to the fore collaborating closely with the brand owner and team to create a commercially successful collection. Working from initial concept through to production handover the objective is to bring the vision to life with responsibility for delivering the concept, design and development of a multi-product collection encompassing tailoring, outerwear, smart casualwear, shirts, trousers and t-shirts and for an emerging premium menswear brand.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and development of seasonal mood, fabric, colour and trend concepts working closely with the owner, brand director and team.
    • Design and development of a cohesive and consistent multi-product menswear collection designing across tailoring, outerwear, casualwear, trousers, shirts and t-shirts.
    • Design of garments for all phases, markets and seasons creating colour palettes for the range, technical packs for sampling and garment CAD’s for range presentation.
    • Follow prototype development working closely with the product developer.
    • Manage all aspects of each product area to include fabric research and development and the final fitting stage.
    • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail from concept stage through to specs and final designs.
    • Present the range to the team and management team for sign off and adjustments.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Menswear Design.
    • Proven track record in premium or luxury menswear designing across tailoring and casualwear.
    • Portfolio should demonstrate an ability to think outside the box whilst being able to maintain an excellent commercial eye and premium taste level.
    • Manage relationships with manufacturers and suppliers.
    • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team with a hands-on approach.
    • Excellent CAD skills, highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally. 
    • Strong time management and ability to prioritise workload in response to calendar time lines.

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