Senior Womenswear Designer - Pre
Reporting to the Senior Designer, the Womenswear Designer is responsible for conceptualisation and design of the RTW Womenswear collection from concept to completion for Stella McCartney. Working closely with the Senior Designer and Design Director.
Research thoroughly seasonal themes and inspirations, fabric and colour concepts in collaboration with the Senior Designer and the Design team to further develop the key overarching creative direction throughout the season delivering your own original ideas to bring freshness and relevance to the product.
Work closely with the Senior Designer on inspiring and innovative designs that will be sketched and put into development each season presenting inspiring, bold and innovative design ideas
Participate in fittings and display a high level of confidence and aptitude in developing styles from sketch to production.
Develop toiles and prototypes expertly to present to the Senior Designers.
Work with the London Atelier to develop prototypes giving them clear direction in order to achieve and finalise samples within a tight deadline.
Develop a close working relationship with the Product Development team to ensure they are up to date on sketches development, passing correct fitting notes and instructions for fabric to sketch, provide complete and updated design information for them to pass onto our factories to ensure successful proto types
Establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with the rest of the design team to ensure collections' coherence and achieve consistency in product.
Understand and respect collection deadlines set by the Senior Collection Manager to ensure the timely delivery of the seasonal collection.
Exceptional taste and creativity levels, understanding a luxury fashion environment.
Ability to adapt to frequent change and a high pressure.
A strong team player and considerate of colleagues.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
Comfortable working additional hours to perform duties, including weekends and also travel when necessary.
High work ethic, integrity and reliability with a "Hands on" attitude, with great time management skills.
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.