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09.11.2021

Lucy Folk

Head of Design Development – Apparel & Accessories

company: Lucy Folk
job title: Head of Design Development – Apparel & Accessories
location: Melbourne
work type: Full-time
level: Senior

Role Description

The Head of Design and Development for Apparel and Accessories is responsible for designing and developing the Lucy Folk apparel and accessories ranges with the Creative Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpreting the creative direction and develops raw materials and samples for sign off by the Creative Director and Lucy Folk Merchandise and Design teams.
  • Sourcing and developing new trims, materials, artworks and products in line with the seasonal design direction.
  • Overseas the management of apparel and accessories sampling purchases in line with budget, seeking approval before any potential overspend to agreed budgets.
  • Generate and approve product specifications for sample orders.
  • Sourcing, negotiating and working closely with suppliers and factories to ensure pricing, quality and delivery meet expectations.
  • Collaborates with suppliers of bulk production to ensure finished production meets approved samples.
  • Oversees the ordering and delivery of production raw materials to complete bulk orders where applicable.
  • Manages production timelines and orders with suppliers to ensure timely delivery and updates are communicated to the team.
  • Reviews retail and wholesale sell through data where necessary to inform future designs and production.
  • Works to achieve margin and sell through targets on apparel and accessories.
  • Regularly reviews repairs log recommending actions to rectify design or production issues to protect the brand.
  • Sharing the design inspiration and technical product information for each collection, enabling the online and retail teams to communicate this to customers.
  • Provides timely, informed updates to the LF team on creative development and progress to timelines for range development.
  • Managing and supporting the Design and Production Assistant

 

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in apparel design and development.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Garment technology and specification skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Committed team player
  • Great energy and a positive attitude
  • Developed commercial acumen
  • Works well under pressure
  • Is flexible and adapts easily to changing circumstances
  • Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers
  • Ability to gather information and make and communicate appropriate decisions based on this
  • High level interpersonal skills with a customer focus
  • Experienced user of design applications including In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Strong negotiation skills

About Us

Lucy Folk is a nomadic lifestyle brand inspired by travel, art, design, and wellbeing. Exceptional craftsmanship and an eclectic aesthetic combine to transform the creative concept into wearable pieces of art. For those who seek out the unconventional, Lucy Folk has insatiable appeal.

Goldsmith by trade, Founder and Creative Director Lucy Folk has made a name for herself with signature interpretations of her favourite things, all of which coexist in the most harmonious way. Folk’s handmade jewels, Italian made eyewear, spirited accessories and resort inspired apparel create a subtle sense of luxury with timeless wearability.

Occupying a universe where you can wear what you love and love how you live; Lucy Folk’s spirited optimism and sophisticated sense of ease is a joy.

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