Head of design - Ladieswear

For this role you must speak English and be specialised in woven, with a focus on tailoring and outwear.

Beyond Talent is a leading talent recruitment agency collaborating with premium brands across the fashion industry. We are currently partnering with a renowned premium brand based in Milan. As they expand their team, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Design to lead their creative vision. You will play a critical role in driving the creative direction and product development of the brand's entire ladieswear line. Reporting directly to the Creative Director, this individual will lead a talented team of designers and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to bring the brand's vision to life. This position requires a strong understanding of the luxury fashion market, particularly in the areas of woven, outwear and tailoring fabrics.

Join us in shaping the future of this premium fashion brand by bringing your passion for design and creativity to this exciting opportunity. If you are a visionary leader with a strong design sensibility and a proven track record of success in the luxury fashion industry, we want to hear from you! Apply now to be part of this dynamic team in Milan.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the creative vision for the ladieswear line in alignment with the brand's overall aesthetic and strategic objectives.
  • Lead the design team in conceptualizing and creating innovative and trend-setting collections that resonate with the target market.
  • Oversee the entire product development process from concept to production, ensuring high quality and timely delivery of collections.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscape, integrating findings into design concepts.
  • Collaborate closely with the merchandising, production, and marketing teams to ensure seamless coordination and execution of design initiatives.
  • Manage and mentor a team of designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support to foster their professional growth and development.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, and other external partners to facilitate the sourcing and production of materials and components.
  • Stay updated on industry developments, attending trade shows, fashion events, and networking with industry professionals to stay ahead of trends and innovations.
  • Uphold brand standards and values, ensuring that all designs reflect the brand's ethos of luxury, quality, and craftsmanship.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related field; advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Proven track record of success in a senior design role within the luxury fashion industry, with a focus on ladieswear.
  • Extensive experience in designing woven, outwear garments, with a keen eye for detail and craftsmanship.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a creative team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • In-depth knowledge of current fashion trends, market dynamics, and consumer behavior.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English; additional languages such as Italian are a plus.


NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our appreciation for your interest.

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Milan, Italy, Europe
  • Sector: Design
  • Posted: 13 Mar 2024
  • Closed: 31 May 2024
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