Design Assistant - Handbags- Country Road

DAVID JONES
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

About Us

Country Road has grown to become one of the best known and highly regarded clothing and retail brands in Australia and New Zealand. Country Road creates quality lifestyle products across Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, Babywear and Homewares. Renowned for its commitment to style, quality and design, the fashion ranges are a celebration of all that's vibrant and exciting about modern Australian living.

Why work for us?

A competitive remuneration package, including incentives

Bi-annual product allowances and generous discounts on all brands products (Country Road, Trenery, Witchery, Mimco and David Jones) for you and your immediate family

Birthday roster day off

Excellent career progression involving regular training and on the job development

A genuine, open and high performing culture

Opportunity to become involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility program, by supporting our community partnerships

Job description

The Role

Looking to start your career within Design? This is your opportunity to assist in the development of Accessories (handbags) range concepts ensuring the quality of accessories is maintained through the development and production stages.

The Role

Looking to start your career within Design? This is your opportunity to assist in the development of Accessories (handbags) range concepts ensuring the quality of accessories is maintained through the development and production stages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Senior Accessories Designer to develop range concepts
  • Attend fitting to ensure continuation of style development process
  • Attend all fit meetings and other associated meetings which will impact upon the range development
  • Select all trims for the range to be signed off by the Senior Designer to ensure the look and values of the brand are maintained
  • Source, execute and design any creative, conceptual work required for pre-sell or sell presentation to ensure clarity and consistency at all times
  • Conceptualise monthly storyboards in form of mood and colour
  • Sourcing & development of fabrics
  • Liaise with the suppliers to monitor the development, availability, lead-time and costs
Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Senior Accessories Designer to develop range concepts
  • Attend fitting to ensure continuation of style development process
  • Attend all fit meetings and other associated meetings which will impact upon the range development
  • Select all trims for the range to be signed off by the Senior Designer to ensure the look and values of the brand are maintained
  • Source, execute and design any creative, conceptual work required for pre-sell or sell presentation to ensure clarity and consistency at all times
  • Conceptualise monthly storyboards in form of mood and colour
  • Sourcing & development of fabrics
  • Liaise with the suppliers to monitor the development, availability, lead-time and costs

Profile

The Ideal Candidate has

  • A tertiary qualification in Fashion or Textiles is preferred
  • Experience with illustration software packages
  • Experience having worked in a similar design led role in a fashion business would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to develop strong relationships internally and externally across the business
  • Extremely organized with great attention to detail
  • Works well within a collaborative team

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