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Assistant Designer - Soft Wovens, Jersey and Knitwear

Permanent / Fixed Term


Closing Date:


Support Centre Location

London Office

More about the role

At New Look, our mission is to help people look good and feel great. When it comes to people who work for us, we want individuals to express themselves in an environment where change and new ideas are celebrated. This is because we truly believe every person who works here contributes to our future and where we go.

What does our Design team do?

We Identify and design key trends for each season and translate these into accessible, broad appeal products for our Customers. We work really closely with Buying and Merchandising to ensure we are closely aligned on what we design and how this aligns with all the great products we buy.

About the Role
We’re looking for an Assistant Designer to join our 915 department. The range is aimed at 9-15 year olds, but the look and feel is very young fashion focussed rather than true kidswear. You will design Soft Wovens, Jersey & Knitwear and provide support to the rest of the design team.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities
• Create a varied range across design Dresses, Blouses, Jersey tops, Sweats & Knitwear, working closely with the Senior Designer and Buyer
• Produce clear tech packs with all details and measurements
• Working closely with suppliers to develop product for the range
• Researching relevant lifestyle, product, colour and fabric trends as well as new trims & garment details
• Produce trend packs, tech packs, catwalk presentations and sourcing packs
• Assisting the Senior designer in the creation of new product concepts in line with the product strategy
• Working with the rest of the 915 Design & Buying teams to interpret each brief, collaborating on ideas and direction
• Working with other designers across the business to share ideas and identify new opportunities
• Identifying new product opportunities
• Contributing to the seasonal product strategy for the department

Technical Skills
• The capability to perform under pressure and work in a fast paced fashion environment
• Proficient at Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• Competent at working independently and taking responsibility for trend & design on this area of the range
• Good communication and team work skills
• Analytical/interpretation skills
• Influencing skills

Knowledge & Experience
• Experience working in a commercial fashion design department
• Experience designing Dresses, Blouses, Jersey & Knitwear preferred but not essential
• We are ideally looking for candidates currently working at Assistant Designer level, but will consider experienced Design Assistants who are ready to step up to Assistant level

Why New Look?
Our internal career progression is celebrated and encouraged. Plus, we offer bonus schemes, season ticket loans, a huge staff discount of 40% and amazing deals across a number of different businesses.  

If you’re still not convinced…

• Every Friday we finish at 4pm – hello weekend!
• You’ll receive monthly privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy 25% off – spread the love!
• Grab yourself a bargain at our quarterly sample sales – when the discount isn’t enough!
• Receive 24/7 access to the Retail Trust, a confidential and independent service for people in retail – because your mental health is important to us!
• Agile working environment - we have open break out spaces and state of the art coffee and tea stations throughout our offices – we know the importance of a diverse environment!
Still want to be a New Looker? We guessed you would! Apply now to find out more.


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