womenswear denim designer – Beijing (China)

customer: very important European fashion group with offices in Beijing (China)

position: womenswear denim designer

location: Beijing (China)

womenswear denim designer Beijing (China)

functions:

  • Design for assigned denim collection (s) in a clear and focused way geared towards market positioning the brand as China denim market leader.
  • Support denim Design Manager for the continuous success/ growth of the brand DENIM in the fast changing China market, keep update with market trend and new product opportunities.
  • Build and deliver strong design for assigned denim collection (s) with a creative, innovative and consumer target focused approach and line with the annual growth plan.
  • Work closely with denim Design Manager and take lead whereas needed in the execution of denim design from initial briefing (research on the latest denim trend), to samples and production.
  • Ensure awareness of upcoming denim trends & direction, propose the ideas to reflect/ update on denim collection in terms of design/fabric/wash/denim accessories ( per style level).
  • Prepare and participate in Denim hub to ensure the assigned collection can cover the latest fashion trend and denim styling.
  • Work on trend alert research and trend ppt per development season.
  • Provide clear brief on the design sheets (Technical manufacturing package ), translate and update sketches into ONLY PLM system.
  • Responsible of driving collection(s) to high design execution and accuracy.
  • Take a leading role in sample fitting, review and provide comments on all samples in term of design details, fabric & washes.
  • Create and maintain all design records, including technical data sheets and all relevant details.
  • Inject commercial and trend-driven fabric & wash ideas, constantly update wash/fabric quality, fitting, finish, details and product to market demands.
  • Responsible for seasonal laundries visit for wash creation.
  • Ensure effective communication/visits to existing suppliers in China.
  • Maintain close daily cooperation with Denim CDM, ensure effective and highly efficient workflow within calendar deadlines.
  • Assure proper communication with buying team & Technicians throughout the whole design development process.
  • Responsible for Bi-Monthly Store visit report focus on ONLY DENIM (& its key competitors )
  • Frequent inspiration trips in Asia.
  • Responsible for analyzing sales figures, and understand the commercial ONLY market and possibilities in China.
  • Highly involved in preparation for selling meeting material and visual merchandising guidelines in stores for the Chinese market, in co-operation with Design manager / Display/ Merchandizing teams.
  • Coach and shadow Designer/ Junior Designer in different technical areas when needed.

profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design or related disciplines.
  • Overseas education or background is preferable.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fashion design and development with at least 3 years in designer level or up.
  • Strong fashion sense in different areas.
  • Knowledge of global jeanswear and trend-leading street/ casual-wear brands.
  • Passion in fashion trends/ fast fashion business.
  • Solid experience in design development, from trend research, sketch preparation, fabric and details sourcing, to design concept presentation.
  • Good technical sense on denim fabric, material, fitting and washing development.
  • Ability to work in multicultural environment and being a strong communicator.
  • Achievement motivated with good analytical skills.
  • Excellent literacy in Mac & Microsoft Office application, Adobe illustrator and photoshop.
  • Good spoken & written English.
  • Experience on denim is a must.

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