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Junior Accessories Designer

Listing ID: 1509021

Junior Accessories Designer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Vivienne Westwood
Location: Battersea, South West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: JS839879CenJAD
Salary / Wage: £26,600 - £29,050
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 24th September 2023
Ad Expires In: 1 hour 47 min
About: Vivienne Westwood is one of the last truly independent fashion companies within the international arena. We produce four clothing labels, leather goods, jewellery and a range of other accessories, fragrances and homewares.

With a design record spanning over 40 years, beginning with punk rock in the 1970s, Vivienne Westwood's designs have had significant cultural repercussions far beyond the world of fashion. Today, the Vivienne Westwood brand produces clothes and accessories that appeal to a wide audience: from young to old, rock to royalty.

Presenting a minimum of three fashion shows per season during Milan, London and Paris Fashion Weeks, Vivienne Westwood is considered one of the most inspirational and avant-garde brands within the fashion industry.

Vivienne Westwood is currently recruiting for a Junior Accessories Designer to join the our design team based in heart of Battersea.

Design bags, small leather goods and accessories for Vivienne Westwood following the design brief and brand profile. These include Men’s, Women’s and Unisex products, focussing on ‘Special Projects’ and SLGs.


  • Work on developing sketches by hand, and Illustrator.
  • Propose detailing of material combinations, colouring and styling of all styles in Photoshop. - Keeping up to date with accessories and fashion market from season to season. - Responsible for technical drawings, 3D mock-ups, detailed specs and comments.
  • Communicating with PD Team to pass designs, comments and updates.
  • Working alongside Merchandising to produce range plans.
  • Attending design meetings and presenting work to Head of Design.
  • Communicating the collection to the business through presentations, moodboards and visuals and the Collection Structure.
  • Potential travel to Italy for development trips, leather and fabric fairs.
  • Collection range planning and liaising with Shoes, Acc and RTW to ensure artwork cohesion, collection development, timing and process alignment.
  • Make sure design procedures are followed, and identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Keep an organised filing system so that all materials, drawings and photographs for the season and are easily accessible.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 2 years' experience in an accessories design-related role
  • Fashion and design-related degree
  • Expert in relevant Adobe software with experience in graphic design, technical placements
  • Ability to closely follow instructions and to work independently, taking initiative
  • Proven technical experience in designing accessories.
  • Commercial awareness, keeping up to date with fashion and trends.
  • Enjoys working in a team collaboratively and also independently.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and prioritise tasks within strict deadlines
  • The job is extremely varied and we work on several special projects and collaborations, so it is important that the designer be adaptable, flexible, resourceful and astute.


  • Strong technical attention to detail.
  • Enthusiastic about fashion and design.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A professional can-do attitude.

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Vivienne Westwood is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local government laws.

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