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Accessories Designer

New York, NY 10016

Posted: 02/06/2020 Job Category: Design Job Number: 121531

Job Description

Title: Accessories Designer 

Company: Advanced Contemporary Accessories Brand 

Location: NY

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design of all creative product for brand
  • Responsible for the management of the design team.
  • Set a unified creative direction of all seasonal concepts in collaboration. Design in a responsible manner in relation to both cost and house codes.
  • Create a seasonal design calendar to ensure timely delivery of design samples for all product categories; ensure timely execution of product development calendar.
  • Responsible for managing the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by creating and executing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales, and coordinating the timely execution of each stage in the process.
  • Execute development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment and cost structure; execute original concepts according to sales needs and emerging trends
  • Research and identify trend directions; select and review raw materials, fabrics, and trim, and design original prints and trims as needed.
  • Create CADs, pattern layouts, development tech packs, commenting, embellishment artworks using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, digital photos; ensure maintenance and organization of designs in the shared drives and organization and maintenance of fabric/trim library.
  • Responsible for managing sample production process to include design sample and clean hand off to production. In concert with production, review/approve counter samples, PP and TOP samples.
  • Work with the Sales, PR & Web teams on the creative for branding, photoshoots, marketing materials, packaging, and website.
  • Travel domestically and overseas as necessary

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, in Accessories Design, Fashion Design, or other related field
  • 3-5 years of paid working experience in Accessories Design or Fashion Design. Accessories experience, particularly with handbags and also hats, is preferred. Fashion/luxury brand experience preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Excel
  • Must possess a strong luxury fashion sense and have the ability to interpret trends into on-brand original concepts
  • Extensive knowledge of accessory construction, silhouettes, materials, sewing techniques, knitting, weaving, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing.
  • Proven ability to sketch, spec, drape, design original embroidery and embellishment, and communicate ideas clearly
  • Experience with Tech Packs, and ability to create original artwork
  • Strong ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Superior organizational skills; excellent follow-up
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group at all levels
  • Highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to self-manage and handle multiple priorities at once
  • Must be a collaborative, team player with great initiative

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