Womenswear Softs Designer

  • London  
  • Company
    Urban Outfitters  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    22 March 2021  
    Posted on
    20 January 2021  

The Softs Designer is responsible for all design concepts and creation for the Blouses, Skirts & Shorts department in Womenswear. 

What You’ll Be Doing:
• Developing an innovative and commercial range of fashion products to meet business requirements across the UK and Europe for stores and online.
• Designing products which exceed the Urban Outfitters customers’ expectations of the brand, whilst remaining commercial in approach.
• Designing products with an awareness of price architecture, margins and selling prices.
• Working closely with the Head of Womenswear and design team on colour palettes and trends for the coming seasons
• Working cross functionally with the buying teams to define the collections and to produce them to reflect the Urban Outfitters concept whilst ensuring commerciality remains.
• Working with the technical department fitting samples to production.
• Keeping abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands.

What You’ll Need:
• The understanding of Urban Outfitters as a trend maker and leader with the know how to take it to the next level.
• Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box.
• Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs, with the ability to design to many 'sensibilities'/muses.
• Extensive knowledge of global supplier base/country-of-origin and understanding of factory capabilities and strengths.
• Ability to work across varying departments, with different buying teams and lead-times.
• A natural at drawing by hand, but also proficient in CAD – Illustrator/Photoshop skills. Strong experience of InDesign.
• Proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications.
• Proven track record of fitting garments to a high commercial standard.
• Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identify new opportunities with exceptional communication and presentation skills at all levels.
• Passion and enthusiasm for the brand with vision to support the design team to push the brand forward.

The Perks:
• Great team culture within a supportive and inclusive brand.
• Dog-friendly office.
• Complimentary onsite gym and wellness studio plus wellbeing initiatives.
• Onsite café.
• Local food/drink discounts.
• Great development programmes.
• Huge staff discount across the brands and regular sample sales.
• Competitive holiday allowance.
• Pension scheme, life insurance, medical care, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans.
• And much more….

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