Designer

Recruiter
AREA
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
13 Jul 2021
Closes
13 Aug 2021
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent

AREA is looking for a Designer to be based in our offices in New York. You will work closely with the Creative Director in designing pieces that creatively reflect the brand identity, and manage the entire creative process from design, development to final product

Responsibilities

  • Research seasonal concepts and materials and create mood boards to develop inspiration for the creation of the RTW and Couture collection
  • Partner with Creative Director in creating seasonal color stories, initial fabrics selections, trims, print direction, treatments, and embellishments
  • Initiate concept and development on all categories through sketching, draping, and swatch mockups in preparation for sketch review with Creative Director
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Work with in-house Patternmaker to ensure each style is executed with accuracy
  • Lead fittings for development and actively participate in production fittings as needed
  • Oversee day to day follow up with Product Development and cross functional teams to ensure deadlines are respected
  • Partner with Product Development to help co-M=manage factory communication when needed
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with the other design departments, Product Development, Production, Merchandising, Sales, Factories/Agents
  • Head or participate in special projects as needed including custom / celebrity

Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience in a similar role in the fashion luxury industry
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and keep to strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong understanding of soft wovens fabrications, properties, and categories
  • Excellent sense of color and print
  • Understanding of pattern making and / or technical packages
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong ability to hand sketch product on figures and flats
  • Strong draping skills
  • • Understanding of not only conceptual design but wardrobe-based design
  • • Strong ability to work with multiple cross-functional counterparts
  • • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • • High ability to lead and direct

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