ACCESSORIES DESIGNER

As Accessories Designer you will work with the Creative Director and be responsible for managing the design for all Accessories collections including shoes, bags and jewellery, seeing the collections through from initial researching, sketching and tech packs to the finished product. You will work closely with the Accessories Production and Development team. The role is based in our studio in London. Some travel to Europe may be required.

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Specific duties include:

  • Work with the Creative Director to design and develop seasonal accessories collections, working closely with the Production and Development team 
  • Ensure professional and smooth running of the design department, working closely with the Creative Director
  • Work closely with the Accessories Production and Development team to develop and oversee an accurate design, development and production critical path timetable for all seasons accessories collections, ensuring deadlines are met 
  • Carry out visual research and design development based on the Creative Director’s creative concept and brief for the season 
  • Produce sketches, sketch modifications and 3D models as directed by the Creative Director 
  • Liaise with the Production and Development team to research and source leathers and fabrics, heels, hardware and other components for designs 
  • If necessary, visit leather and other sourcing fairs with the Production and Development team with the aim of finding new and appropriate suppliers to work with 
  • Communicate designs accurately and oversee fit sessions and ensure the modifications are reflected in the final spec sheets and patterns 
  • Compile finished tech packs, revising and finalising as required 
  • Oversee accurate and appropriate costing of seasonal accessories collections, working with the Production and Development team and the Sales Manager 
  • Ensure any and all accessories related issues are discussed with the Creative Director in a timely manner 
  • Monitor and report on the accessories critical path at regular meetings with the company directors 
  • Manage the Design interns, communicating with them daily to ensure appropriate direction and support on required tasks 
  • Support the Creative Director with any other design projects 
  • Carry out other tasks or responsibilities as required by the company directors 

 

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent qualification in a fashion related subject from a recognised College or University
  • At least 2 years prior experience in an Accessories Design role within a womenswear fashion business 
  • Fluent English language skills 
  • Detailed knowledge of women’s fashion and an ability to understand the brand’s design aesthetic 
  • Ability to create and contribute to the design of cutting-edge women’s shoes, bags and other accessories with a high level of skills within visual design, technical drawing and pattern cutting 
  • Strong technical knowledge of womens shoes and bags and an ability to come up with creative solutions for finishes 
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to manage the production process and timetable for seasons clothing collections 
  • Strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively manage team members 
  • Proactive and can-do approach

 

Application process:

  • Please send the following to careers@rejinapyo.com 
  • CV
  • 1 A4 page cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate for this role
  • A digital portfolio 
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