Job Details

Job title

Designer - PSWL, Proenza Schouler

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Designer of Wovens for PSWL collection

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with VP of Design to grow and consistently improve the PSWL collection.
  • Design Lead for RTW PSWL collection.
  • Manage and mentor Assistant Designer in all sketching, draping, swatch development (finishings and construction) and fittings.
  • Create mood boards and fabric/color palettes by delivery.
  • Aid in selection of fabric and trims for Commercial collection. 
  • Concept and develop innovative construction techniques and finishings.
  • Design directional and commercial styles each season as designated in design meetings.
  • Work with freelance graphic designer and in-house Print & Embellishment team on design and development.
  • Collaborate with Product Development team to develop each sample to its fullest potential.
  • Work with Assistant Designer to make sure all flats are created before spec launch and consistently updated as necessary.
  • Create Technical specs for own styles passed to tech designer.
  • Attend and be an active participant in all PSWL fittings.
  • Manage Assistant Designer in preparation of design fittings.
  • Fabricate all styles by fabric and color.
  • Oversee material sheets to ensure the best finishings, construction and details.
  • Approve all lab-dips, artwork and strike-offs.
  • Collaborate with knitwear team on knitwear styles.
  • Work with Merchant team to adhere to merchandising plan and communicate as styles evolve to ensure that the collection is fulfilling plan.
  • Attend production fittings when necessary.
  • Adhere to calendar and communicate with advanced notice issues hitting target dates.
  • Hire and manage design interns.
  • Be a vocal presence in all meetings.
  • Be aware of trends in the designer and contemporary market - consistently visiting stores.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 3+ yrs working in designer or contemporary products
  • Degree in Fashion Design.
  • Strong fitting skills.
  • Proficient in photoshop and illustrator.
  • Strong rendering skills.
  • Knowledge of fabrication, silhouettes, color ways, construction techniques and trim.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and organizational skills.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all members of team

About Us

Known for drawing inspiration from contemporary art and youth culture and the combination of traditional tailoring techniques with custom developed fabrics, Proenza Schouler has played an important role in reinvigorating American fashion. Proenza Schouler won the inaugural CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and has won five CFDA awards including Accessory Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year. The brand has 9 freestanding stores and is sold in over 350 doors worldwide.