Designer, Banana Republic Factory

San Francisco, California, United States
29 May 2021
17 Aug 2021
About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer's spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what's next.

About the role

With minimal supervision and high level creative direction, the Designer designs a large category or several medium-sized categories, recommends new product categories or business ideas, and is responsible for influencing key stakeholders to ensure big ideas translate from concept to implementation. This person will also lead a team of lower level designers to design and develop product

What you'll do

  • Researches trend in magazines and on-line. Inspiration shops domestically. May shop internationally
  • Manages a small team to design and develop product for assigned product categories
  • Translates seasonal concepts into key items, styles, and outfits. Ensures roadmap requirements are met
  • Selects fabric, color, print/pattern story, details and trims. May develop fabric and raw materials
  • Makes style-based grow/maintain/decline recommendations for specific product categories based on trend and historical business performance
  • Present key items and styles at alignment meeting to the leadership team
  • Partners with merchandising and production to select styles for sampling, set up booth sets by shop by flow, finalize garment details, and complete fittings
  • Creates BOMS
  • Ensures sample development is kept within agreed upon development ratios. Adheres to product development deadlines

Who you are

  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field
  • Eight to ten years design experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional partners concerning design concepts, aesthetics, production, construction issues required
  • Mass retail experienced preferred
  • Travel - 20% - 25% domestic and international may be required
  • Defined aesthetic point-of-view
  • Strong design and color sense
  • Knowledge of color theory
  • Computer skills; proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficient in Illustration
  • In-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color ways, sewing techniques, graphics and trim
  • Expert level of understanding of fabric and garment construction
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret vintage and high fashion trends for a mass market, to evolve a big idea, and to design a cohesive collection

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Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.