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location

New York, NY

salary

$70,000

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$83,000

employment type

Temp To Hire

category

Fashion Design

division

Fourth Floor

Designer - Girls Apparel (Temp-To-Perm)

Our client, a children's apparel brand, is seeking a Designer for their girls division. This role is full-time hour temp with the intent to go permanent for the right fit.


Responsibilities:

  • Keep Design Director & team up to date with product design/development via meetings.
  • Stay on top of calendar to meet important milestone and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Design Director to create and execute their vision, while maintaining the brand identity and overall business strategy.
  • Identify key color trends and develop seasonal color palettes.
  • Oversee all aspects of the design process from concept through to production (sketching, sample development, fabric and trim development, fittings, collaborating with key suppliers to oversee their sketch development)
  • Ensure garments meet fit, comfort, and construction goals for their respective categories.
  • Create tech packs and garment specs for designs.
  • Maintain design records and line sheets with up-to-date information.
  • Full knowledge of raw materials, washes and finishes specific to the apparel product; partner with sourcing to accomplish desired outcome.
  • Communicate with overseas/local vendors and merchants, licensees, and brand.
  • Oversee the approval of fabrics, trims and print throughout the design development process.
  • Create original designs based on market and customer research, as well as trend analysis.
  • Gather and present inspiration for new ideas, new product lines and designs for seasonal lines
  • Ability to identify key trends and determine how they relate to the brand/consumer.
  • Create style boards and meeting presentation materials.


Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in apparel with a focus on children's (girls)
  • Strong portfolio showcasing design work
  • Strong color expertise & knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, construction techniques, and trim.
  • Expertise with Adobe Suite - Illustrator and Photoshop & Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to attend trade shows, as necessary.
  • Ability to take direction, handle and prioritize multiple projects

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