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location

New York, NY

salary

$120,000

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$150,000

employment type

Direct Hire

category

Fashion Design

division

Fourth Floor

Lead Designer - Men's

Our client, a leading apparel brand, is seeking a Lead Men's Designer to join their team in NYC!

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop innovative men's sportswear across multiple classifications, including sweaters, pants, jackets, shorts, and woven garments.
  • Collaborate closely with the design team, merchandisers, and cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with brand vision and market trends.
  • Conduct trend research and analysis to identify key consumer preferences and translate them into compelling design concepts.
  • Create detailed sketches, tech packs, and prototypes for product development, ensuring adherence to quality standards and fit specifications.
  • Work with suppliers and manufacturers to source materials, negotiate pricing, and oversee the production process to maintain product integrity.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, market competition, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and market relevance.
  • Participate in product presentations, fittings, and sample reviews to ensure design intent and quality are upheld throughout the production cycle.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to develop effective strategies for product positioning, promotions, and brand storytelling.
  • Maintain a keen eye on product performance metrics, customer feedback, and market insights to drive continuous improvement and optimization.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Men's Designer with a focus on sportswear and better goods.
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Excellent understanding of garment construction, fabric knowledge, fit techniques, and production processes.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing trends, consumer preferences, and market dynamics.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a passion for innovation, creativity, and continuous learning.

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