Assistant Designer: Menswear

Cape Town
South Africa
2018-11-07 11:13:11

Support and assist Design in the research and Interpret trends, design and develop commercial product that is relevant and unique to the WW customer and supports the strategy.



  • Taste and Flair
  • Persuasion
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Product Knowledge
  • Decision making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Team orientation
  • Creativity


  • Graphic design diploma
  • Textile design diploma (optional)
  • Highly proficient in the Adobe Suit of programmes including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • 2 years relevant experience in Design
  • Experience in 3D renders and influencing packaging design and formats would be an advantage


  • Assist in creating and presenting the design brief
  • Assist in sourcing and identifying key products, fabrics and trims for the season
  • Assist in building seasonal colour palettes
  • Assist in researching and developing key items and themes
  • Collaborate with trend teams
  • Assist in creating visual aids, storyboards, sketches and drawings of new designs, room layout, displays etc.
  • Assist in leading product workshops by influencing the range build
  • Ensuring a wellbalanced assortment by using relevant tools
  • Ensuring what was presented at design brief is built into the ranges
  • Ensuring correct fabric choices and colour choices are relevant for the items
  • Work with the Designer to develop product technical packs coordinating with buying and technology in line with critical path
  • Conduct concept and garment fits with technology in line with critical path
  • Execute accurate technical packs once styling has been established
  • Ensure correct fabric, trims and colour detail
  • Edit approach to seasonal colours and key items
  • Identify key fabrics and fabric newness (fabric development)
  • Identify and develop new opportunities and key volume items
  • Understand supplier capabilities and working to their strengths
  • React to trends
  • Incorporate labelling and branding within technical packs where appropriate
  • Support the Designer in product execution by assisting:
  • Buying with the approval of strike offs
  • Buying in the selection of fabrics and trims
  • Buying and Technology during the fit process to affect overall product aesthetic
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