Job Description

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core.  Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

JOB PURPOSE

Passionate about fashion and with a good understanding of brands, catwalk collections and what is relevant and happening in the market place, the assistant designer will provide support and contribute with own knowledge and experience to create a modern men’s hats, gloves, umbrellas, jewellery, SLG - accessories collection with a strong fashion direction, using Burberry’s iconic heritage and attitude as a foundation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research fashion and luxury markets internationally to identify trends and opportunities

Together with Design team, follow creative direction and actively propose design stories and concepts

Create mood boards and comprehensive sketch packs ready for launch

Together with Design team, work with Fabric/Material, Trim, Product Development, Merchandising and Global Sourcing teams, as well as external suppliers to identify adequate materials, production methods and deliver prototypes

Adhere to the corporate calendars and critical path

Provide general support to studio where and when needed

QUALITIES AND SKILLS

Degree in Fashion Design at MA or Postgraduate level

High-level of creative thinking and vision

Refined hand sketching skills, with a flair for beautiful men’s accessories

Passion for fashion and British heritage

Ability to produce technical flat sketches

Ability to produce mock ups 

Strong attention to detail

Strong illustrator skills are a must

Fluent English essential (conversation Italian a plus)

Proven men’s accessories design experience at an international luxury fashion brand

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT PORTFOLIOS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


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