Senior Designer/Developer - Athleisure - Melbourne

Who are we? The world’s only “done with you” service at Slyletica we work with influencers and entrepreneurs looking to start their own brand.

Slyletica is a full-service fashion agency that specialises in building trend-led activewear and athleisure brands through custom manufacturing, original garment design, marketing, and brand development. Due to growth we are seeking a talented Senior Fashion Designer to join our team.

Our brands are seeking elevated street/lux designs that reflect their brand aesthetic. Consequently you will be someone who lives and breathes trend coming straight from international markets, and have an innate understanding of both contemporary and street brands, keep up to date with collaborations and movements in the space and hold the ability to translate this to your designs.

We would love to speak to Senior Designers who have experience ideally with stretch fabrications but more importantly have experience with brands that sit in the contemporary, street or athleisure space. If you thrive in the fast fashion space, have your finger on the pulse when it comes to who’s who in the influencer space then read on!

You will be joining a talented product team including designers, garment techs and production coordinators. And you will work cross functionally with our Brand management and marketing teams. You will be renowned for your ability to stay calm under pressure, handle multiple conflicting deadlines, prioritise effectively, and communicate exceptionally, managing expectations of stakeholders and partners alike.

We hold our values dear to our heart and protect them fiercely:

- Customer First – our customers success is our success – we will always adapt and grow with our customers

- People Matter – Strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders are crucial to our business

- Innovation & Quality – Continually staying at the forefront of the industry through research and development

- Ethical Manufacturing – we only work with hand-picked ethically accredited manufacturing partners

Day to day at Slyletica can look very different! But typically, you will:

  • Drive trend research and initial mood board conception.

  • Ensure you deliver on deadlines with developing concepts and initial sketches in line with mood boards for presentation to customers

  • Attend customer meetings where you will partner with the Brand Manager and customer to meet their aesthetic

  • Sketching / technical cad work (Illustrator is your best friend!)

  • Develop commercial ranges for recurring customers

  • Attend fittings to review overall fit, balance, and details of garment from prototype through production.

  • Counterbalance design with a commercial skillset

  • Manage workload and support the team with achievement of deadlines

What We’re Looking For:

This is a hands-on role, suited to a Senior Designer with Product Development experience. We are looking for a collaborative individual who has a passion for the street/lux/athleisure industry, and a strong eye for design and current trends. You will partner with Brand Owners who drive Creation Direction for these brands translating them into commercial elevated designs. Due to the fast pace, and complex nature of this role we envision this person to have circa 5 years’ experience in apparel design and product development for womenswear.

  • High level of expertise with Adobe illustrator & Photoshop.

  • Diploma or Degree in Design or related field

  • Experiencing with stretch fabrications ideally

  • Passion for trend led design

  • Ability to develop relationships with suppliers and people at all levels within the business.

  • Ability to deliver against strict deadlines

  • Ability to alter communication to suit audience

  • Enjoy being hands on, reactive and tactical in solving problems.

  • High attention to detail

  • Strong knowledge of product development

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency

Due to current restrictions we are unable to consider anyone who doesn't currently hold the right to work in Australia.

Important to apply send your details to and ensure you attach your portfolio with CAD work to showcase your design aesthetic.

Slyletica was named Australia’s #84 fastest growing scale-up in 2018 & the #1 apparel business amongst the ranks. It continues to grow each year. Come join our dream team.

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