Designer - Monsoon

Ref: MON10220
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 14/03/2019

At Monsoon, we are passionate about connecting the contemporary with far eastern inspiration, to create a brand that’s completely unique. We champion natural beauty, body positivity and an ethical sustainable product you can be proud to buy, wear and create.

We’re looking for an experienced Designer to join our Monsoon Design team on our Ladies Daywear department.  We are looking for a creative individual who is passionate about fashion and who wants to learn about Ladieswear design. Working on Multi product with a focus on tops and dresses, you will work at pace using CAD skills to help support the senior designer. You will be an individual who is driven and looking for their own department to business own.


What will you do as a Designer?

  • Trend research and Sourcing - identify seasonal trends as appropriate for the brand, including key fashion profiles, colours, fabrications and ‘must haves’ for the season. Contribute to and oversee strong and new reference material including industry knowledge and research for the department to use throughout the season. Ensure identified trends are actioned through to sign off stage.
  • Creative inspiration – actively compile fashion research into seasonal themes, mood boards, colour palettes and trend reactive projects
  • Assist in planning and overseeing the Critical Path for your product areas, ensuring effective communication with all contacts, respond proactively to business requirements demonstrating a flexible, can-do approach and using initiative to provide solutions.
  • Range building – identify opportunities within product category, attend key trade meetings
  • Producing / creating Design briefs
  • Ad hoc travel may be required to conduct product development and inspirational trips


What you will need to succeed a Designer?

  • Creative and technical ability to design multi-product collection
  • Experience in development across multi-regional supply base
  • Collaborative approach to range development with a strong understanding of buying, merchandising and technical functions
  • Ability to use CAD as well as freehand Sketching and designing
  • Good eye for colour
  • Experience of working with Buying teams
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding or ‘brand handwriting’ and take it to the next level
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and an ability to work under own initiative
  • Confident and articulate communicator with an ability to build strong relationships
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and work under pressure
  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent within fashion, textile or print surface design


What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent. You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!



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