Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer

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  • London  
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Start date
    Competitive plus benefits
  • Closing date
    14 June 2024  
    Posted on
    14 May 2024  

About The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer to join our Design department. This opportunity is a 9-month contract covering maternity and will see you cover the full breath of the Outerwear and Tailoring range including suits and tailored separates.

The Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer will lead the department to design and deliver a cohesive product range. In this role you will report into the Head of Design and work collaboratively with the Junior Designer and our Buying and Merchandising team to build seasonal collections which are both creative and commercial.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Working in close tandem with the wider Design team to create seasonal moodboards and colour palettes, compiling key shape and key item packs at the start of the season
  • Representing the Hobbs brand in sign off and at business presentations in line with the critical path, frequently presenting to the Brand Directors and Heads of Departments
  • Partnering with the Fabric Manager to source inspirational swatches, fabrics and trims during the creation of collections
  • Working closely with the Buying and Technical teams to ensure fit and quality is maintained to brand standards for Outerwear and Tailoring
  • Designing specific capsule collections depending on the strategy for Limited Edition
  • Coaching the Junior Designer on the department, celebrating their success and leading professionally

About You:

We are looking for a Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer who can demonstrate relevant commercial and technical experience working with a print studio, supplier or another fashion/retail business in a similar role. Expertise within Outerwear and Tailoring is key for success in this role.

We would need you to demonstrate excellent hand drawing skills alongside digital skills including the fluent use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and a Wacom creative tablet. Strong communication skills with an appetite to embrace a blended approach of working across our Hobbs brand is also important, as is a strong sense of silhouette and creative flair.

About Us:

Across the TFG Brands, we pride ourselves on having our people at the heart of everything we do and we really believe that a career in retail is unbeatable. We will give you the tools and the time to develop your career in the direction you want to go. 

Alongside that, we have some great benefits which include:

  • Hobbs Employee Discount of 70%, and 50% discount with Phase Eight and Whistles, as per the TFG Brands Discount Policy
  • Up to 28 days holiday entitlement per annum in addition to the usual public and bank holidays
  • Financial and Wellbeing support
  • Subsided gym membership
  • Enhanced Maternity package
  • Virtual GP service – unlimited access 24/7
  • Plus much more!

TFG London Inclusion and Diversity statement of commitment:

At TFG London and across all our brands we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that welcomes, develops and celebrates a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, cultural references and ideas and opinions within our business.

We are working together to ensure our environment is one where difference is not only respected but encouraged and celebrated and people can bring their authentic, unique selves to work, where their contribution is valued, ability enhanced, and perspective appreciated.

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