Since 1925, Foschini has served generations of women, women whose involvement has been dramatic & remarkable as the world they’ve helped shape. The great-granddaughters, granddaughters and daughters of these women are the customers we now serve.
If you want to be part of a movement of creators who are confident, lively and engaged, and have experience as a Fashion Designer then we have an opportunity for you within our Trend & Product Development Department.
As a Fashion Designer, your responsibilities will be to:
Compile research from various sources on global and local trends and to create a seasonal point of view to be presented back to merchants and other stake holders
Create look and feel for seasonal merchandise, based on global trend and key lessons learnt (includes direction on silhouette, styling and fabric, print and colour)
Work on range build structure per commodity prior to strategy
Provide comprehensive and technical product drawings and tech packs, to merchants to ensure relevant and cost effective product
Provide an effective test options in order to establish new product categories, and relevant iterations on existing product lines.
Provide the merchandise teams with the relevant trend information and knowledge that’s unique and brand right on an on-going basis
Responsibilities + Skills
Initiative and self-motivation important, able to meet strict deadlinesAbility to source and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced environmentExcellent planning, organising and multi-tasking ability requiredHave a high degree of decision making ability and be service orientated
Tertiary qualification in Fashion DesignProven experience as a designer (5+ years)Practical knowledge of garment construction, fabrics and trimsExcellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office
Interpersonal skills, assertive and communicate able at all levels, as well as present to large groupsAgility and team player mind-set a mustPreference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.