Zappos is a pioneering, market-leading eCommerce company transforming their brand image by investing in a creative studio in downtown Los Angeles (at ROW).
This studio will support their world class customer experience while telling their story in a contemporary, emotion-oriented fashion.
They are looking to hire a capable stylist with strong organizational and communication skills reporting into the Style Director.
Must have an innate eye for style, able to translate current market trends for a particular customer with ease, and an understanding of brand identity and different customer profiles.
Must maintain current market awareness, and combine this with a keen ability to spot trends, and identify those which are relevant for the Zappos customer.
Creativity: ability to think of new ways to present more basic items, and approachable ways to present current/ new trends.
Must be a strong communicator: this role requires pitching ideas, communicating with remote teams and collaborators.
This is a hands-on role, requiring ownership across the full editorial process from conceiving and pitching ideas, executing them, and sample/product management throughout.
Support Style Director with seasonal trend forecasting/ competitor research.
Assist in product selection process for shoots (their own, and that of Style Director)
Assist Style Director on set for larger shoots
Style own shoots for social and certain verticals: partner with social team on editorial/social shoots to oversee the product selection, and execute on-set styling
Sample/product management throughout.
Interfacing with teams working on creative for other verticals or co-op (possibly supporting/ overseeing the product selections and styling for remote/ freelance stylists)
Liaising with Buying and Site Merch teams to make sure any product category needs are taken into account for all shoots
Potentially working with Buying’s brand contacts to request and secure samples for certain shoots
4+ years experience working in fashion
Styling background: must have experience in on-figure styling and product curation
Ability to work across administrative and creative streams: this is an equally left- and right-brain role!
Excellent visual, verbal and written communication skills
Self-starter, takes initiative
Ability to manage multiple projects/ tasks in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
Ability to prioritize amongst these tasks
Team player: willing to work on projects they don’t own
Open-minded, curious, flexible: this is a role within a team which is evolving and expanding fast
Ultimately will oversee a Fashion Assistant / Sample Coordinator, so good delegation skills also essential