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Karen Millen
Full Time






3 weeks ago

As a Designer at Karen Millen you will be responsible for forecasting the future trends for the brand, to bring newness and fashionability into the ranges. You’ll work closely with the Print designers to ensure direction is in line with the product range. You will be working across our Softs department, creating on trend seasonal collections alongside our Design Director. Things move fast here at Karen Millen, so be prepared to keep on top of the ever evolving fashion world here in our London Office.​


We’re Karen Millen. Since 1981 we’ve been a household name and trusted brand. We’re known for elevated style and our reputation for fabric, finish, quality, and detail speaks for itself. ​


  • Developing sketches and tech packs for global suppliers, helping them to understand the KM finesse and detail.
  • Working alongside print team to evolve print manipulation and direction in line with your product range.
  • Creating surface artworks and 3D draping techniques.
  • Producing in season catwalk analysis for your department to underpin your range direction.
  • Proposing balanced ranges covering customer attitudes and considering her end uses and lifestyle.
  • Confidently leading the fit and seal process in our fit sessions, with tech.
  • Managing the critical path to hit design deadlines, plan travel calendar and safeguard product through development to booking stage.
  • Working closely with buying and senior team to range build and cultivate supplier relationships.


To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It’s relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty – you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We’re always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We’re passionate, agile, creative and one team.


  • Design experience from Junior Designer to Senior Designer level, preferably within Softs.
  • Flexible regarding offshore and local travel.
  • A motivating and inspiring personality who will nurture and develop your direct reports.
  • Able to think on your feet and problem solve creatively. Agility and adaptability are essential.
  • Creative, organised and passionate about fashion!

As a Karen Millen Designer you should be highly creative and motivated, an independent thinker, with technical flair, excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude.


Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception. Beyond this we offer each and every employee the below benefits:

  • There’s up to 40% discount off all our brands
  • Opportunity to take part in Learning and Development training- expanding your knowledge on areas outside of your day to day.
  • Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis
  • You’ll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes- where your impact on the business will also impact you!
  • Benefits that support your health and wellbeing
  • Our social calendar? Next level!
  • Opportunity to progress both within your brand and also internally across our 12 other fashion brands!
  • With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe, we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work