Associate Designer - Men's Tailoring/Pants

About the role

Under general supervision, the Associate Designer assists in designing product line that is consistent with a season's theme. This person will work more independently in creating and executing the design for a limited area of responsibility. Work will be reviewed by manager on a periodic basis.

What you'll do

  • Responsible for researching domestic markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.
  • Participates in the conceptual development of product lines.
  • Assists in ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy.
  • Responsible for "specing" a new design.
  • Responsible for details on design of product to include preparing and updating sketches and specifications.
  • Coordinates sample production process to ensure that samples are produced and delivered on a timely basis.
  • Increased involvement in sample fits and line edits.
  • Recommends revisions/color ways on stripes, plaids and prints.
  • Assists in fabric and trim development.
  • Can meet independently with vendors.
Who you are
  • Solid understanding of design process
  • Previous woven's experience required
  • Solid flat sketching skills
  • Good design and color sense
  • Ability to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body
  • Solid understanding of product construction (e.g., finishes, fabrics, hardware, stitches, safety requirements, etc.)
  • Knowledge of fit model and standard measurements
  • Good organizational, time management and communication skills
  • General computer knowledge
  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field.
  • 2-4 years design experience.
  • Ability to use personal computer.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


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