Ladieswear Designer Salary – £40,000 - £50,000. Potential Route GCSE Textiles A Level Textiles Design @ University. Potential Route GCSE Hospitality NVQ Level 2 in Food and Drink Service, or Hospitality Service .
Salary – £40,000 - £50,000
A Level Textiles
NVQ Level 2 in Food and Drink Service, or Hospitality Service.
Tasks depend on the market the designer is working for, but core responsibilities include:
creating/visualising an idea and producing a design by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD);
keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes; planning and developing ranges;
working with others in the design team, such as buyers and forecasters, to develop products to meet a brief;
liaising closely with sales, buying and production teams on an ongoing basis to ensure the item suits the customer, market and price points;
understanding design from a technical perspective, i.e. producing patterns, toiles and technical specifications for designs;
sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments;
adapting existing designs for mass production;
developing a pattern that is cut and sewn into sample garments and supervising the making up of these, including fitting, detailing and adaptations;
overseeing production; negotiating with customers and suppliers;
managing marketing, finances and other business activities, if working on a self-employed basis
Due to continuous expansion our client, a Major supplier to high street brands such as Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, NEXT, C&A, Wallis, Evans, Tesco, ASDA, Mango and Primark. This influential role will involve Overseas travel, trend prediction, presentation and customer/supplier liaison. You will have the ability to predict and translate customer requirements, have in depth knowledge of fabrics, be able to work under pressure and have good communication and negotiation skills.Applicants must have working experience designing fashion forward, commercial collections for the high street retailers and must understand the technical aspect of garment make up.