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Fashion Design


Fourth Floor

Associate Designer - Womenswear

Our client is looking for a creative Associate Designer to join their off-price team! This is a temp-to-perm role.


  • Generate creative ideas for off-price products, aligning with market trends and consumer needs.
  • Coordinate and unify the creative execution of off-price products within the merchandise assortment strategy.
  • Research off-price market trends, themes, color, raw materials, and styling.
  • Negotiate cost-effective solutions with mills and factories to meet off-price budget constraints.
  • Follow through the approval process from BOM handoff to pre-production and TOPs with a cost-conscious approach.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to address and resolve issues with a focus on off-price product approvals.
  • Responsible for fabric development and creation management according to off-price deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Merchandising, Production, and Technical Design to achieve off-price product execution.
  • Develop cost-effective solutions for yarn/fabric and trim with production and suppliers.
  • Approval of lab dips and fabric/yarn submits with a keen eye on cost implications.
  • Create and maintain detailed design documentation, including specifications, drawings, and prototypes, with a focus on cost considerations.
  • Coordinate sample invoices and work closely with the finance department to ensure cost-effective factory sample payment


  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Product Design, or a related field.
  • 4-6 years of design experience with a high taste level and creative ability, specifically in the off-price segment.
  • Working knowledge of garment construction, textiles, and pattern/fit, considering off-price constraints.
  • Knowledge of fabric/yarn construction and ability to conduct cost-effective color/print research.
  • Strong illustration/presentation skills.
  • Understanding of the brand with a focus on implementing cost-effective strategies into design.
  • Proven ability to research and apply off-price market/fashion trend information.

Please submit your resume for consideration! 

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