Contemporary Womenswear Designer

Recruiter
Rationalle
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
05 Nov 2021
Closes
05 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Freelance
Hours
Part Time

We are RATIONALLE, an exciting new Women’s Contemporary brand based in NYC, hiring a fashion designer who wants to be part of creating a new brand. Similar brands would be Ganni, House of Sunny, Paloma Wool, and Simonett. If you are familiar with these brands, it's probably a good fit. The vibe of the brand is cool and fresh, and we encourage you to push your creativity. This job is remote and applicant can be located anywhere. She/he must be curious, energetic, diligent, and a hard-working person. The position is part time/freelance with the intention of moving to full time.


Please apply with both a resume and a portfolio. A portfolio is a requirement to be considered. All resumes submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.

Your responsibilities:

  • Create design direction and fabric/trim selections into designs for upcoming seasons
  • Create tech packs
  • Create original flat sketches based on upcoming trends and mainstream designs
  • Work with sample rooms and vendors to monitor and track samples, ensuring information on tech pack is accurately translated into development samples
  • Research trends and bring in new ideas through competitive shopping, forecasting websites, and runway shows
  • Research and source on latest trend of fabric, trim, and embellishments and present to the team
  • Basic print design


Requirements:

  • Must have 2+ years of Fashion Design experience with Women's contemporary brand
  • Must have strong original design aesthetic, color sense, and conceptual skills
  • Ability to create flat sketches by hand and illustrations in CAD
  • Basic garment construction knowledge required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color/print usage, graphics, embellishment layouts, and trim required
  • Flexibility to adapt in a well to fast paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be a team player and open to take direction


We are looking for:

  • Someone who is excited about creating a new brand
  • Someone who can hit deadlines
  • Someone on the pulse of trends but also able to create new innovative designs
  • A good and fast communicator
  • A fast, efficient work style


Please submit both a resume and portfolio to apply to erica@rationalle.com

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