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Accessories Designer

Full time

Totême is looking for an Accessories Designer to join the team in Stockholm. As Accessories Designer you will lead the soft accessories design process, working closely with the Design Director on seasonal concepts and applying these to your segment. You will support the development of accessories from design to SMS, liaising with the Production team and factory partners to prototype, build and commercialize products.

The role

  • Develop seasonal concepts based on Creative Director’s briefing, working closely with the Design Director to define design direction, concept and color
  • Design the seasonal accessories collection in line with approved concept and range plan
  • Strike the right balance between creativity and commerciality to drive growth
  • Propose a wide range of products to market on time and on budget
  • Work closely with the Production team to source and select materials and to define sourcing strategy per season, ensuring materials are sourced in accordance with cost targets
  • Liaise with factory partners to prototype, build and commercialize products, ensuring cost targets are met and margin expectation delivered
  • Design and develop new hardware/trims as required
  • Create mockups to support tech packs as required for shape, construction technique and design details
  • Take ownership of the seasonal design critical path ensuring timely delivery of all assets
  • Work alongside the development team on all stages of proto sampling with factory partners, including product reviews, design/tech pack updates and communication of changes to suppliers
  • Support suppliers on all design and technical questions
  • Find ways to innovate within materials, processes and execution
  • Be the materials and manufacturing expert within the accessories category

Your profile

  • A solid track record of 5+ years in luxury design and development
  • Experience across a wide range of soft accessories categories including leather and non-leather bags, small leather goods, knitted and woven accessories, headwear, eyewear and belts
  • A detailed understanding of soft accessories including patterns, construction, fit and size grading, and relevant materials including textiles, leather, as well as production processes
  • Experience from creating project timelines to ensure that delivery, cost, innovation and quality targets are met
  • Ability to communicate thoroughly to ensure expectations, requirements and timelines are clearly understood, internally and externally
  • Experience from working with factories in Italy and Portugal
  • Experience from traveling overseas and working with manufacturing partners

About you

  • An organized multitasker able to handle multiple projects and work under pressure, with a high degree of flexibility
  • A combined creative and commercial mindset
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong factory and supplier relationships 
  • Fluent in English

The position is based at Totême’s Stockholm office with an immediate start.

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