Senior Apparel Designer
Men's Lifestyle
Updated on 5/12/2023
London, UK
Experience Level
  • Produce innovative, relevant and highly resolved products across a full category collection that propel and establish Rapha into the Lifestyle market
  • Create accurate product CAD overviews, Merchandising overviews, Techpacks, clearly communicate construction, fit, fabric & features across all product types
  • Build insights into future thinking, relevant and compelling products that inspire our global community
  • Drive and execute consistency and commerciality of fit, material and trim toolboxes and visual direction for the range
  • Discover, develop and present compelling concepts with a clear narrative for multiple collections and product categories including market research, customer insights and problem solving for Lifestyle specific apparel
  • Endeavour to always improve the colour assortment, sometimes through incremental improvements, sometimes through daring leaps. Knowing the competitive landscape is a must, understanding where value lies for customer, and where we can improve with pace
  • Work closely with the Head of Apparel Design, the Colour team (both Design + Engineering facing) and the Creative Leadership Team to create a seamless seasonal colour experience across the brand
  • Ensure time is well allocated between all ranges in line with the business goals
  • Approximately 8-10 year's experience in the lifestyle/outdoor industry
  • Clear understanding of Creative Direction approach to CMF
  • Approach all projects with passion, curiosity and tenacity
  • Exemplify the Rapha standard for design and storytelling and inspire others to do the same
  • Be approachable and collaborate internally and externally to deliver truly excellent work
  • Balance commercial imperatives with the need to constantly push the boundaries of design
  • Exceptional organisation and communication skills
  • Calm under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate a clear passion and understanding for products and their uses
  • Continuously wanting to improve and create industry leading design
  • Endeavour to always improve the product offering, sometimes through incremental improvements, sometimes through great leaps. Knowing the competitive landscape is a must, understanding where value lies for the customer, old and new, and where we can improve
  • Show empathy and support for the team, sharing knowledge and skills with others to provide perspective and become stronger together
  • Finish the job done mindset
  • The ability to work under pressure and take on constructive criticism
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm
  • The ability to bring your A game and work to strict deadlines
  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Taking consideration of a wide range of customers, regions, you will drive the design of new products with love and passion for all ranges, with a range focused, as well as detailed view on design language and fit
  • Backing up design decisions with proven insights and keeping commercial targets in mind
  • Getting ideas over the line through careful concept building and precise execution
  • Create insightful and exciting story-telling concepts across the Lifestyle apparel range
Raphael Michel SA is a winemaking company.
Company Overview
Raphael Michel SA is a winemaking company.