Assistant Designer: Menswear


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

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

KEY COMPETENCIES

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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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