Responsibilities

  • The Design Director is responsible for conceptualisation, design, and fabrication of 4 RTW collections a year from concept to completion, working closely with the Creative Director.
  • Work with the Creative Director and Developer to build the material story each season.
  • Lead the Design Team in researching seasonal mood/inspiration based on direction from Creative Director
  • including proposals based on performance hindsight and trend.
  • Lead the in house Pattern Team and Sample room to develop prototypes giving clear direction through to the SMS stage.
  • Lead fittings for development and actively participate in production fittings. Display a high level of confidence and aptitude in developing styles from sketch to production.
  • Manage Design and Development Team including RTW team, Patternmakers, Sample room, and fulltime and freelance designers and developers across all RTW categories.
  • Manage the Development Calendar in conjunction with the Developer.
  • Work closely with Sales, Merchandising, Retail and Production teams to strategize and communicate best outcomes for each style and season.
  • Report to Creative Director

Required Skills

  • Strong experience as a RTW designer at a senior level looking to grow their career.
  • Exceptional taste and creativity levels. Technical knowledge and a great understanding of textile and materials, excellent sensitivity to fabrication and color as well as fit, construction, embellishment, and finishing.
  • Self motivated with the ability to adapt to frequent change and high pressure.
  • A strong team player that is considerate of colleagues with good cross functional communication skills.
  • High work ethic, integrity and reliability with a "Hands on" attitude, with great time management skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Ability to critically think and creatively solve complex problems.
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Microsoft Office/Google Drive.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send us a letter of intention with your portfolio or other supporting materials, so that we can learn more about your work to hr@rachelcomey.com