July 25, 2017

Associate Accessories Designer

New York, New York

Overview:

The Associate Accessories Designer will work closely with Designers to support and develop seasonal apparel lines and select and seek approval for all raw materials and colors.

Key Accountabilities:

·         Assist Designers in product development of seasonal brand right lines at all stages, including (but not limited to) market research, trend presentations, and sourcing all raw materials

·         Meet all deadlines in adherence to the seasonal design calendar

·         Research, select and seek approval for fabrics, trims, silhouettes, color palettes, and patterns

·         Contribute to the creation and design of lines according to predetermined style plans, sales needs and emerging trends

·         Set up and maintain seasonal catalog(s)

·         Ensure that product development logs, line sheets, inspiration boards and design archives library are accurate and updated regularly

·         Communicate regularly with Sourcing to update and share information on line development

·         Create technical packs which include detailed sketches, fabric and garment construction, and pattern and graphic placement, to be used in building the seasonal collection

·         Partners with Showroom Coordinator to set and maintain showroom appearance

·         Create CAD sketches of styles in development

·         Ensure all production package requests are processed accurately and in a timely manner

·         Special projects as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design with a strong knowledge of garment construction

·         2+ years of experience in the fashion industry as an Assistant or Associate Designer (children’s wear experience a plus)

·         Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

·         Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills with attention to detail

·         Brand appropriate aesthetic

·         Ability to sketch brand right designs

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