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Lead Designer

Ready to Make Waves in the World of Swimwear Fashion?

If you’re a creative genius with a passion for luxury fashion, an eye for detail, and a desire to lead a dynamic design team, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Join a leading Australian swimwear and ready-to-wear apparel brand and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their fashion line.

About Them:

Designed in Australia by a passionate team, they are the market leader in swimwear and fashion apparel, with exciting plans for international expansion in 2023 and beyond. With over 100+ retailers that stock their labels, they’re ready to make an even bigger splash on the global stage. This is a unique opportunity for career progression as you’ll oversee the entire design and production process, be at the forefront of their brands’ success, and join a rapidly growing team during this exciting phase of their company’s journey in becoming a premier global brand.

The Role:

As a Lead Designer, you’ll be at the forefront of their brand’s success, working closely with their Creative Director to develop a brand strategy and create design-forward ranges. You will lead the design vision, collaborating with their offshore manufacturing team to bring each season to life.

What They’re Looking For:

  • Luxury Design Aficionado: You have an innate sense of luxury design, colors, fit, silhouettes, and construction in women’s fashion and swimwear.

  • Innovative Thinker: Your knack for innovative product ideas, fabrications, and prints sets you apart.

  • Commercial Savvy: You’re not just creative; you also know how to develop ranges that drive sales and profit.

  • Independent Dynamo: You thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced small team environment, where you can work independently and take ownership of your work.

  • Trendspotter: You love staying up to date and researching new trends, ensuring their designs stay fresh and relevant.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Design Excellence: Collaborate with their Creative Director to develop high-quality, design-forward ranges that align with their brand’s vision.

  • Team Leadership: Lead and manage the design team to ensure exceptional design, fit, and construction, promoting ownership and accountability.

  • Project Management: Oversee all critical paths, from prototypes to bulk production, to maintain quality and timelines.

  • Global Collaboration: Collaborate with their offshore manufacturing team to ensure sourcing, technical specifications, sampling, and quality assurance are on point.

  • Innovation Driver: Drive best practices for design, innovation, development, and annual collection creation, identifying new product innovation and growth opportunities.

  • Process Pioneer: Develop new internal processes and systems for the design function, ensuring efficiency and innovation.

About You:

  • Experience: At least 5+ years of experience in a similar role, preferably in women’s apparel, swim, or lingerie.

  • Technical Know-How: Solid knowledge of fabric bases, garment construction, and fitting.

  • Initiative: Experience in implementing new design initiatives and processes.

  • Multi-Tasking Pro: Strong ability to multitask and execute quickly and efficiently.

  • Creative Genius: Exceptional creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Tech Proficiency: Experience with Gerber and Indigo8 is ideal, and proficiency in Adobe Suite programs is essential.

  • Education: A degree in a related field.

Ready to Dive In?

If you’re ready to make a splash in the world of swimwear fashion and lead their thriving design team, this is your opportunity. Join them on their journey to becoming a premier global brand. Apply now and let your creative genius shine!

Don’t miss out on the chance to shape the future of swimwear fashion. Apply today and let your creativity take the lead!

APPLY NOW!!! Or Ring KARL GERMANN on 0428 147 607 for a confidential chat…

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