Senior Technical Designer - Soft Wovens

New York City, New York (US)
27 Sep 2021
27 Oct 2021


Fit garments and execute design intent while maintaining brand standards. Provide technical expertise in product fit, construction standards and manufacturing methods. Communicate clearly and professionally on a technical level with all business partners. Interact with product/design teams to adhere to merchandising calendar to meet production deadlines.


  •  Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while ensuring seasonal deadlines are met
  • Work closely with technical design manager to maintain brand standards and ensure fit consistency across the collection
  • Generate and maintain detailed technical packages including construction details, POMs and fit comments
  • Proactively track overseas packages and estimate fit dates based on expected package arrival.
  • Follow-up with factories on anticipated CSs, PPs and TOPs.
  •  Lead production fit session on live model and work with designer and patternmaker to achieve aesthetic and proper fit
  • Evaluate samples for vendor’s execution of fit and construction along with providing solutions via pattern corrections and/or garment re-engineering.
  •  Collaborate with Patternmakers, Production department and factories on identifying and resolving fit, construction and workmanship issues
  • Approve sample garment (all stages) in timely manner according to Time & Action Calendar and Production Plan
  •  Issue final graded production specification 
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently with overseas factories, offices and QC regarding fit comments and fit status
  • Timely respond to all inquiries and requests via e-mail or through verbal communication
  •  Foster open communication and team environment with all business partners and receive constructive feedback professionally
  • Possible international travel in the future



  • 10+ years of apparel experience (mostly as TD)
  • Must have work experience with women’s soft wovens (tops, dresses)
  • Expertise in garment fit, woven specs and garment construction
  • Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods
  • Must have experience with luxury or contemporary product
  • Experience in reviewing patterns
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to proactively troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills (Outlook and Adobe Illustrator necessary)
  • Knowledge of RLM and Gerber a plus

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