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As a fashion designer you’ll work on the design of clothing and fashion ranges. You’ll typically specialist in one area of design, such as sportswear, children’s wear, footwear or accessories.
Depending on your level of responsibility and the company you work for, you may work to your own brief or be given a brief to work towards, with specifications relating to colour, fabric and budget.
Developments in technology mean that a design can be on sale as a finished product on the high street within six weeks.
Tasks depend on the market the designer is working for, but core responsibilities include:
- creating or visualising an idea and producing a design by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD)
- keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes
- planning and developing ranges
- working with others in the design team, such as buyers and forecasters, to develop products to meet a brief
- liaising closely with sales, buying and production teams on an ongoing basis to ensure the item suits the customer, market and price points
- understanding design from a technical perspective, i.e. producing patterns and technical specifications for designs
- sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments
- adapting existing designs for mass production
- developing a pattern that is cut and sewn into sample garments and supervising the creation of these, including fitting, detailing and adaptations
- overseeing production
- negotiating with customers and suppliers
- managing marketing, finances and other business activities, if working on a self-employed basis.
- Country AE - United Arab Emirates
- Job Location Dubai
- Minimum Qualification Bachelor's
- Job Category Other
- Job Shift Day Shift
- Gender Requirement Male