1- Creating/visualizing an idea and producing a design by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD).
2- Keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours shapes and material Used in work.
3- Planning and developing ranges;
4- Working with others in the design team, such as Labour and Vendors, 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;
5- Understanding design from a technical perspective, I.e. producing patterns, toiles and technical specifications for designs;
6- Sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments;