Position Overview :
The ideal candidate will report to the Design Director and is responsible for concept, vision, and original designs of assigned product category.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish Design departmental goals. Candidate will have proven success in an apparel design environment or in a related field.
Individual will partner closely with Production, R&D, and other Design related Divisions.
Key Responsibilities : Item
Research and identify trend directions; perform and review competitive analysis; oversee and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation boards for meetings, mock-
ups, color-ups, inspirational photos.
Create silhouette research boards seasonally.
Creates original hand sketches of style groups based on concept / direction from Creative Director / VP Design
Select and review raw materials and trims. Creates fabric, trim, color, and inspiration boards
Attends and lead all fittings
Approve all lap dip and fabric submits
Ensures original vision, concepts, and fit expectations are maintained
Create detail pages for tech packs. Ensure maintenance of designs and linesheets within PLM.
Daily communication with overseas vendors.
Design, production and tech services
Degree in fashion designed preferred
Minimum 5 years of experience in design
Must have experience in freehand design sketching
Microsoft proficient, preferred knowledge of Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop a plus
Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a high level of quality and accuracy
Ability to analyze work load and plan accordingly
Exceptional knowledge of garment construction and sewing techniques.
Exceptional follow-up skills
Willingness and ability to travel when required