Designer (Footwear) – Dorothy Perkins (6-12 month FTC)
West London (W1T), West London
Competitive & Benefits
Arcadia Group Limited
Who We Are
Fashion isn’t just what we know, it’s what we love. With signature prints, seasonal must haves, wardrobe essentials and pieces for every occasion, our collections are exciting, feminine, versatile and affordable. Dorothy Perkins is for every woman: our clothes come in sizes 6 to 28 with dedicated Tall, Petite, Plus Size and Maternity collections, all with a focus on a feminine, flattering fit. With an extensive selection of shoes, boots, bags and accessories, you can find the perfect finishing touches at DP. Plus, with weekly in-store updates and daily online drops, there’s always something new to discover.
We already know a thing or two about making our customer feel great but that doesn’t stop us constantly looking for new ways to drive the business forwards. Dorothy Perkins is full of passionate people who like to work hard and love what they do and we are always on the lookout for talented people who want to make a difference.
As well as our Retail and Digital channels, our International presence continues to grow with our Wholesale and Franchise partnerships – If you want to be part of our dynamic, global business.
The purpose of the role is to design and develop in conjunction with the Buyer a fashion forward and dynamic range that fits the brand image.
Day to Day
Work supporting Design Manager and Design Director in delivering the design strategy and vision for Dorothy Perkins
Using the DP brand vision, to develop product strategy in conjunction with Buyers, that can be translated into commercial products for a range and is in line with current and future trends
Conduct accurate and timely product development and design packs in line with buying requirement. FE travel required
Create season’s flow of trend themes in line with macro design inspiration and customer profile
To create timely and appropriate colour palettes in line with seasonal trends
To seasonally conduct trend analysis, design presentations and key Footwear product direction
Working with QA on product quality that reflects design direction and customer requirements
Has a strong footwear design background
Have an understanding of price architecture, margin and selling price for the DP Customer
Product Development knowledge and experience in factories in FE and India
Excellent skills with Illustrator, Photoshop and hand sketching to develop accurate product design packs
Strong influencing skills to drive the design vision
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to build strong working relationships with buying and senior management
The Exciting Part
Early finish Fridays during Summer!
25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
Events to support our diverse range of charities
We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted
You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It’s not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.
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