Job Details


Jun 27, 2024



Closing Date

Jul 23, 2024

Forever New Clothing

Design Assistant

Forever New is Australia’s fastest growing fashion clothing and accessories brand. With more than 300 stores and a vast online presence across the globe, we have developed a strong community of fashion-lovers, designers, innovators, experts and creatives who have taken us from Melbourne to the world. We’re a passionate group of individuals with a love for fashion and style – committed to doing whatever it takes to put a smile on her face. We make fashion for the modern woman on the move, and like her, we want to be ready for anything.

Whether we’re designing our latest fashion collection, learning, laughing, and collaborating as a team or providing expert styling advice to our loyal customers, these are a few of the values engrained in our DNA:

  • Think Customer
  • Respect for all
  • Keep it Simple
  • Take Responsibility
  • Act with Pace


We are seeking a passionate and energetic Design Assistant to partner with our Design Manager to assist in the preparation of trend mood boards for concepts, sourcing fabrics and trims to develop range, ensuring colour palettes are developed in line with trend and trade information.

With your support and high energy, the Design Manager will deliver captivating collections that perfectly align with Forever New’s signature beauty and elegance, all whilst ensuring ‘finger on pulse’ of emerging trends.

Get excited to:

  • Ensure sound knowledge of local and overseas market trends through various mediums including magazines and online research.
  • Ensure ‘finger on pulse’ of emerging trends to ensure Forever New is first to market with new trends.
  • Create/visualise outstanding new designs in line with Forever New handwriting and product strategy.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of competitors and external trends, identifying missed opportunities and trends.
  • Proactive participation in weekly Design meetings, contributing to group discussion by sharing new ideas and observations.
  • Assist with presenting trend boards per product category, with direction from monthly story boards, to buyer to ensure that key trends, shapes, colour direction and fabrics are considered.
  • Research fabric trends for the season and in consultation with the Designer brief Production team to source fabric and trims.
  • In consultation with the Design Manager, advise Buyer on styling, fabric, trim, print and finish.
  • Under the guidance of the designer, complete the design brief, post concept sign off, to the standard required, ensuring detailed accuracy, and that QA, and Production are adequately briefed to minimise re-work.


  • A qualification in Fashion Design/Graphic Design is essential
  • Skilled in visualising design concepts (by hand and/or PC/MAC)
  • Ability to translate fashion trends into commercial design concepts Creative talent and high attention to detail
  • Sound technical knowledge and garment construction skills
  • Basic fabric and raw material knowledge
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of all critical path elements and their impact on sales
  • Computer literacy in Computer literacy in InDesign, Illustrator, CAD and PowerPoint
  • Computer literacy in desktop products, including Microsoft Office (Outlook and Word)
  • A sound knowledge of local and overseas fashion retail markets


At Forever New, our people and customers are the heart and soul of everything we do. As our retail footprint rapidly expands across the globe, we embrace diversity and inclusion in all forms. We believe in hiring based on capability and performance, fostering an environment where everyone has the opportunity to shine. Moreover, we understand the significance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. As a valued member of the Forever New family, you’ll not only enjoy a wide range of exciting rewards and benefits, but also be part of a team that genuinely appreciates your talent and dedication.

Discover the perks of joining us:

  • Benefit from a generous 40% employee discount, including periodic discounts for your family and friends.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of loyalty and birthday leave to celebrate special moments in your life.
  • Enjoy monthly early finish Fridays, creating a delightful work atmosphere.
  • Take advantage of our wellbeing and environmental incentives, promoting your overall wellness and contributing to a sustainable future.
  • Engage in continuous learning and development programs to enhance your skills and foster personal and professional growth.
  • Be recognized for your outstanding contributions through our recognition program and service awards.
  • Enjoy the convenience of subsidized car parking, ensuring a stress-free commute.
  • Thrive in our vibrant head office located in Burnley, an area renowned for its energy and creativity.
  • Gain exposure to a global business operating across 5 continents, expanding your horizons and providing diverse experiences.
  • Receive recruitment referral incentives for bringing talented individuals to join our exceptional team.

Join Forever New and become part of a community that values your uniqueness and offers exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth. Apply now and let your talents shine in an environment that celebrates diversity and fosters success.