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Head Menswear Designer

Employer
Smithe Studios
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
$100,000 - $150,000
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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Job Details

We are looking for an experienced Head of Design to help us grow our new to market brand. As the Head Designer at SMITHE STUDIOS, you will play a crucial role in creating and developing high quality garment designs for our brand. 

Reporting directly to the Creative Director, you will be an integral part of the design team, responsible for transforming creative concepts into tangible, innovative garments. Your expertise in garment construction techniques, attention to detail, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment will contribute to SMITHE STUDIOS success in the fashion industry. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Development: Lead the design team to conceptualize, sketch, and bring to life innovative cut and sew designs that align with SMITHE STUDIOS vision.
  • Garment Construction: Utilize your in-depth knowledge of garment construction techniques to create detailed technical specifications, including patterns, measurements, and construction details.
  • Material Selection: Identify and select suitable fabrics, trims, and materials to achieve the desired aesthetic and maintain the highest quality standards for each design.
  • Trend Research: Stay updated on the latest fashion trends, industry developments, and consumer preferences to ensure that SMITHE STUDIOS 's designs are relevant, innovative, and appealing to the target market.
  • Sample Development: Oversee the creation of samples and prototypes, providing valuable guidance and feedback to pattern makers, sample makers, and manufacturers to ensure accurate translation of designs.
  • Quality Control: Conduct thorough quality checks on prototypes and samples to ensure they meet SMITHE STUDIOS 's stringent standards for fit, construction, and overall design excellence.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including production, merchandisers, and fabric sourcing, to ensure seamless execution of designs and timely delivery.
  • Presentation and Communication: Prepare and present design concepts, sketches, and technical specifications to the Creative Director and other stakeholders, demonstrating clear and concise communication skills.
  • Market Analysis: Analyze sales data, customer feedback, and market trends to make informed design decisions and identify opportunities for improvement or new design directions.
  • Brand Integrity: Uphold SMITHE STUDIOS 's brand identity and design goals, maintaining consistency across all collections and ensuring designs align with the brand's vision and values.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a designer, preferably with a strong background in luxury apparel.
  • Experience functioning as a liaison between various internal and external contributors team is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience as a Head Designer, preferably within the men's fashion industry.
  • Strong knowledge of garment construction techniques, pattern making, and sewing.
  • Proficiency in sketching and using design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work with precision.
  • Creative visionary with the ability to generate innovative design concepts.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey design ideas.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and take direction and feedback/input from the CD.
  • Familiarity with leading a design team for a new brand.
  • Team Player

 

Great to Haves:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, results-driven
  • Self-starter - ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Proven prioritization, time management, and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build lasting relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and a short cover letter telling us about yourself and why you are an excellent fit Smithe Studios!

Job Type: Contract, Full Time

Pay: Salary 

Benefits: Medical and Dental

Smithe Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating and inclusive workplace environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, nationality. 

Company

Smithe Studios is a new Los Angeles based fashion brand born from a rich multi-disciplinary background with its Creative Director originating from Chicago, Illinois. Through founder and Creative Director Jeff Smiths interest in, architecture, art and street culture, a path has been created to form, Smithe Studios; creating of ready-to-wear fashion for men and women. The collections are defined by Jeff Smith's austere and sophisticated design interpretation without sacrificing attention to detail, with an emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of materials and using the worlds finest fabrics.

 

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
800-424-3232
Location
5950 S. Eastern Ave
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
90023
United States

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