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Designer

Ref: 06670 | Permanent | Central London | £80k per Annum

This masculine and British Luxury brand has been engineering unique and stylish luxuries for men since the 1800`s. They seek a Leather Designer who has commitment and drive with a strong commercial focus, and will thrive in a creative environment that encourages innovative thinking.

As Leather Designer you will join their studios across London & in Italy, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that is responsible for every element of the lifecycle of the product category from initial design concept to product sign off.

Key Accountabilities for the Leather Designer

Research and development (in conjunction with: Collection Director and Product Development Manager) of core and seasonal leather collections which comprise of large leather goods, small leather goods and belts
Creation of mood boards and assisting in the production of any presentation tools required in line with company strategy
Responsible for design and the ongoing management of the design development process based on brief
To liaise and co-ordinate with the Product Development Manager on every stage of the development process
Assist Product Development Manager with ordering and chasing of swatches & raw materials for new developments
To liaise with the Quality Manager with regards to raw material specifications, technical construction and the suitability of leather/fabric/hardware for end use
To liaise continually with menswear and hard product designers to ensure synergy between all product categories
Assist with presentations of collections as required
Assist with the styling of the collection for shows and marketing/promotional tools as required.
Visit suppliers & attend relevant trade fairs as necessary

Leather Designer – The Ideal Candidate:

4/5 years of proven experience as a Designer using Leather goods
Understanding of leather construction and a knowledge of techniques to be used on leather and canvas
A strong understanding of the men`s luxury goods market
Able to communicate and transfer designs to model maker
Willing to travel often - role will be based mainly in Italy and partly London
Experienced using Photoshop and Illustrator
Fluency in Italian and English would be preferable

PLEASE APPLY WITH CV AND PORTFOLIO


Please contact Donna Ellwood for further information.

Phone : 020 7488 9922

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