Senior RTW Designer
Responsibilities:Responsible for the entire design process from inspiration, sketches, fabric and print development, to first drapes, fittings, and final prototypes; all following the vision of the Creative Director. Collaborating to incorporate sketches from Creative Director into final samples. Able to research and present relevant womenswear trends and inspiration with a knowledge of fashion history, materials and color trends Create and maintain seasonal inspiration and design sketch boards for all seasons. Design aesthetic that appreciates lingerie details in ready to wear. Comfortable working with silks and laces Hands on designer who is comfortable working in the garment center, managing pattern makers and sample makers. Able to quickly and clearly hand-sketch designs. Advise on silhouettes, finishes, suitability of fabrics etc. Managing communication and strong relationships with all vendors - factories, mills, etc. Expert knowledge of all fabrics. Must know how to research and develop exclusive fabrics, trims and prints. Meet with mills to source seasonal fabric/trims and help set seasonal colors, fabrics and trim direction Work with production and Creative Director to ensure garment look and fit Responsible for scheduling and attending all fittings.
Experience:7+ years experience in a designer capacity (luxury background preferred). Must be based or able to immediately move to New York City Must have design experience working with laces, silks, boning, and underwire. Lingerie and or swim experience a plus Possess a design degree Flexible to deadlines, working in an entrepreneurial environment with occasional long hours Possess high fashion aesthetics Fantastic eye for color, fabric and detailing Excellent flat sketching skills Highly motivated, enthusiastic and organized Advanced Illustrator/Photoshop skills Excellent communications skills and interpersonal skills Design calendar adherence
New York NY
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