Design Assistant

London, UK
Posted 7 days ago
Full time

Job description

As a Design Assistant at Karen Millen you will show a relentless thirst for knowledge and awareness of what is new in fashion on the street, in the competition and in designer collections. You'll be prepared to communicate these exciting new trends during meetings and be a vital part of the design process.

YOUR TEAMWe're Karen Millen. Since 1981 we've been a household name and trusted brand. We're known for elevated style and our reputation for fabric, finish, quality, and detail speaks for itself. Our love for fashion revolves around long-lasting, luxurious designs that can effortlessly slip into an established wardrobe at an attainable price point.

In the Design team, we make sure every brand has products they can be proud of. We design and influence everything the Group buys, so we're a vital part of each brand's identity. We're there when inspiration strikes, looking at research and future-trend forecasts to see what our customers want to buy. We want our brands to be trendsetters, and we're proud to be industry leaders with the freedom to shape our brands and push boundaries.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING Alongside Head of Design and design team, contribute to seasonal research, including key product trends, trim sourcing, print and surface treatments, and fabric development. Takes responsibility for department administration including stationary orders, maintaining and digitising mood boards, keeping the department neat and tidy, preparing for key design meetings, dressing mannequins and showroom for key meetings. Develops comprehension of the daily sales monitor to build a consistent awareness of department bestsellers. Is present in range building meetings to develop understanding of this process and supports the department lead to deliver on actions. Develops design skills by supporting on sketching and speccing as required by their line manager. WORKING WITH USTo succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It's relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty - you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We're always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We're passionate, agile, creative and one team.

MORE ABOUT YOU Hand drawing, Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator experience are required. Is highly organised, keeping accurate records of developments actioned, filing and managing supplier submissions, going above and beyond in your completion tasks. As a Design Assistant you should be highly motivated, an active listener and a proactive thinker. Comfortable working at pace. Agility is something you pride yourself on. A team player. Someone who enjoys going above and beyond to support others in the team where needed, especially during peak times. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We're always pushing boundaries. We want you to think big. Think creativity. Be bold. Be brave.

WHY JOIN USWe've set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we're 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.

You'll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis Benefits that support your health and wellbeing There's up to 40% discount off our all of our brands Our social calendar? Next level With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe, we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work

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