Junior Girlswear designer

Recruiter
Yumi International Limited
Location
London
Salary
22000.0000
Posted
11 Mar 2017
Closes
10 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic design team as a junior Girlswear designer.

Yumi International was originally branded as Uttam London and was founded by Uttam and Clare Nepal in the early 1990's and the brand has enjoyed considerable growth.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We believe our Womenswear and Girlswear collections, our stores and our teams have their own unique personalities that reflect the Yumi cystomer, who, like us, loves to make fashion fun.

  • Creating/visualising an idea and producing a design by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD);
  • Predicting emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes;
  • Assisting with the planning and developing of ranges;
  • Working with others in the design team, such as designers, 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., technical specifications for designs;
  • Assisting in the sourcing, selecting and buying of fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments;
  • Adapting existing designs for mass production;
  • Fitting of samples; assisting with fits for 3-8 year olds.
  • Working to a strict critical path, including schedules for key show and meetings and ensuring all samples are there timely
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate working closely with factories
  • Helping with creating files of samples /prices and compositions for all Look Books
  • Regular research, including knowing our competition and pricing and reacting to this
  • Helping to coordinate and arrange photo-shoots per season