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Designer Soft Wovens

New York, New York 10001

Post Date: 02/21/2018 Job ID: 92422 Job Category: Design

Title: Designer Soft Wovens
Company: High end global Womenswear Brand
Location: NYC
Responsibilities: 

Responsibility for the design of soft woven pieces, including research, technical spec packages,  presentations and all necessary follow-up.  The designer is responsible for designing for four seasons, along with continual add ins.  


Key Responsibilities

Research
•    Develop initial concepts for line working closely with team
•    Create inspiration boards for your area
•    Research trends in line
•    Research fabrics, trims, hardware pieces and other raw materials
•    Select fabric/yarn for each individual style
•    Develop color palettes by style and approve lab-dips
•    Purchase inspirational samples for collection
Design
•    Responsible for design and development of entire commodity
•    Provide designs that reflect the trends, but also which reflect the integrity and aesthetics of the Club Monaco brand
•    Prepare technical sketches and spec detailing for Production team, including front and back sketch and critical measurements, construction details
•    Prepare Spec sheets with detailed technical information and trim sheets
•    Maintain design boards with up to date sketches and fabrics
Development/Follow-up
•    Work closely with the Production team throughout the development process to ensure the highest level of quality and integrity
•    Collaborate with Merchants in development of line
•    Review samples and provide Fit Comments to the Production team
•    Attending fittings and communicate changes
•    Review fit / construction in order to fit into necessary price points/partner with Tech team
•    Review Merchandise Plans and maintain calendar timing
•    Monitor sales and retail sell-through to determine successes and failures, and to build on this knowledge for future collections
•    Work with CFT to identify and solve problems in your area
•    Follow-through on all trim development for your area
•    Manage a team of two Associate Designers and Assistant

Requirements: 

  • At least three years’ experience of design
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, WebPMD
  • Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment
  • Excellent English communication skills - verbal and written
  • Excellent time management/project skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
  • Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands
  • Comfortable and confident in making effective autonomous (and group) decisions in a timely manner
  • Goal orientated: ability to stay focused on creating winning results
  • Strong illustration and flat sketching skills
  • Technical knowledge of fabric construction, finishes and techniques
  • Travel domestically and internationally

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