Formal Woven & Jersey Designer

Ref: MON11181
Salary: competitive
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery. We are built on a way of working that we are really proud of, where values and ethics go hand in hand.

We’re looking for a Smart Designer to lead and drive the Smart department in developing and designing original ranges in line with overall Monsoon Accessorize brand strategy for the season which is in line with the handwriting and business objectives. 

What will you do as a Formal Woven & Jersey Designer? 

  • Trend research and Sourcing - Identify and present seasonal trends as appropriate for the Monsoon Accessorize brand including key fashion prints, colours and prints 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 completed through to sign off stage.
  • Create unique, in-house collections which deliver newness and commerciality.
  • Compile strong reference material, including researching, catwalk trend and compiling mood boards and colour palettes
  • Producing/creating design specs and embroidery layouts
  • Ownership of the smart category and deliver new collections for department
  • International travel will be required
  • Responsible for critical path planning of design time for Smart category
  • Where required assist in the planning of the Critical Path for product areas, ensuring effective communication with suppliers and relevant team member
  • Meet deadlines and the critical path
  • Motivate and Inspire print department

What will you need to succeed as a Formal Woven & Jersey Designer?

  • Established Junior Designer or Designer with creative and technical ability to design Smart end-use collections
  • Passionate and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work under own initiative
  • Confident and articulate communicator with an ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and work under pressure
  • A good eye for Tailoring product, woven and smart jersey
  • Confident in presenting collections/concepts
  • Ability to demonstrate and understanding of ‘brand handwriting’
  • CAD Skills- Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Quick and accurate ability to hand sketch designs
  • Confident with pitching ideas and presenting to wider teams

Please note all applications should include a portfolio and CV to be considered for the role advertised.

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today!

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

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