Junior Designer - Menswear
Oct 2017 - Present (3 years 11 months)
Designing menswear fashion garments specifically for the Australian, New Zealand and South African market place. Ensuring products are developed in line with trends and on brand.
Consistently managing over 200+ unique styles per season, across multiple lifestyles including Casual, Wear to Work, and Soft Accessories. This includes identifying customer segmentations, competitor analysis, range planning, design brief conception, and collaboration for the creation of seasonal colour pallets, and aesthetic direction.
Competent in the entire process of woven and cut & sew product development; including price & budget negotiation, fabric and hardware development, trim sourcing, multiple vendor cross-costings, colour lab-dips, and prototype fit comments.
Successfully managed the regional shift of multiple product lines across South East Asia, from agent supported vendors to direct to factory.
Specific product development experience;
- Denim; fabric management, trim and hardware specifications, and wash development
- Graphic T-shirts; fabric & fit development, artwork and print technique execution.
- Ties & Pocket Squares; fabric sourcing and woven development
Design Assistant - Menswear
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017 (2 years 11 months)
Experienced in managing the product development process to ensure the delivery of multiple seasonal garments and soft accessories, including new innovations in fit, fabrics, trim updates and seasonal colour updates.
Proficient in PLM system creating detailed design tech packages, making revisions to artwork and technical executions, BOM’s, reviewing prototype samples through to pre-production samples. Advanced CAD illustrator & photoshop skills in the creation of garments, mood boards and range boards.
Liaised with multiple teams through the fashion design process; such as fabric sourcing, merchandising, graphics, copywriters, garment technicians, and production. Currently working with international suppliers, agents and direct to factory, within tight commercial timelines whilst adhering to margins and budgets.