Job Description


Are you looking for a company that pushes the boundaries and creates a community inclusive of everyone? A shared vision beyond only us?

If you answered yes, why not join us? This could be your first step towards a new and exciting career at COS! We are now looking for a Design Assistant to join our Menswear RTW woven team on a full time Permanent contract.

As a Design Assistant at COS, you will support the Design Team with a range of responsibilities. You will be responsible for communicating sketches clearly and maintaining a clear view of the assortment. In this role you will have a clear understanding of the COS aesthetics and the customer to ensure visual and design targets of the brand.

What you will do:

  • Support to drive the assortment throughout your department, by having a clear understanding of our customer and the COS aesthetics.
  • Collaborate with all functions in the design/buying/pattern department, to ensure you deliver an efficient workflow and operate-towards long- and short-term goals that you set for your department.
  • Assist in fittings, taking notes and updating technical sketches on illustrator.
  • Assist and help research for the department, produce clear and detailed technical sketches.
  •  Handle samples as well as oversee and maintain the collection overviews as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a strong design identity in line with COS aesthetics, provide a sense of colours and details, deliver a high awareness of current trends.
  • Qualifications

    Alignment to our company values is the most important characteristic we look for in all new joiners. Our values are the behaviors that we appreciate above and beyond anything else. We are open-minded and curious , we dare to be different , we believe in constant improvement and we empower and trust you to take ownership. Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

    We are looking for:

  • Previous experience in a similar design assistant position (woven beneficial)
  • A certifiable design qualification specialised in menswear 
  • Ability to research thoroughly into the seasonal directions and suggest new ideas suitable for the COS aesthetic while demonstrating a high level of awareness
  • Understanding and interest in sustainable fashion solutions, material innovation and product development 
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment meeting tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Adobe suite (especially Illustrator and In-design).
  • Good understanding of garment construction, an ability to create mock-ups and design solutions in 3D.
  • Wide technical knowledge and strong 3-dimensional sense, and able to do Tech packs.
  • Please kindly note that in order for us to consider your application, you will need to include a portfolio or examples of your work most suited to the COS design aesthetic.