Senior Designer, Women's Wovens

Thom Browne

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Job title

Senior Designer, Women's Wovens, Thom Browne

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

THE ROLE

  • Manage, execute and support the design, direction, development and sample process for Thom Browne Women’s Wovens – from initial concept, to final product.
  • Prepare and present creative concepts and sketches that are well-researched, brand appropriate and display product/pricing awareness.
  • Organize calendar management and lead achievement of seasonal benchmarks for Women’s Wovens team; ensuring accurate, timely, on-budget development of collection.
  • Create and maintain boards for Concept and Sketch Reviews.
  • Participate in meetings, fittings, photo shoots and market presentations; lead seasonal product knowledge trainings for internal/external teams.
  • Work closely with the Director of Womens Wovens and members of affiliated design teams to ensure cohesiveness of design direction and products. 
  • Prepare and maintain design overviews that align with the merchandising range plan.
  • Regularly communicate across teams – Production, Merchandising, Sales, Archive, Press, etc.
  • Regularly partner with Product Developers for both new and existing styles; ensuring fit, material and brand standards are maintained throughout each season.

The Ideal Candidate

SKILLS

  • 5+ year’s Women’s RTW/Luxury design experience. Experience in tailoring and dresses is an advantage. 
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, garment construction, fabrics and trim.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong design skills and ability to communicate ideas through hand sketches.
  • High level of computer proficiency- Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel.
  • Previous experience working with Italian and Japanese factories is a plus. Should have experience passing new style developments to factories.
  • Strong knowledge of soft and hard woven garment construction.
  • Draping and pattern making experience is a plus.
  • Ability to effectively manage a team, maintain timelines, delegation and workflow.  

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, handling tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication, organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • High level of taste, keen eye for detail and brand identity.
  • Collaborative, flexible, communicative, team-player.
  • Grounded time management skills, high sense of urgency, ability to work autonomously.
  • Proven ability and desire to mentor/motivate a team. 
  • Strong problem-solving and follow-up skills; must be proactive and take initiative.
  • Additional language fluency (Italian, French) a plus.
  • Valid passport and ability to travel.

About Us

In 2001, Thom Browne began his business with five suits in a small, by-appointment-only shop in New York City’s West Village. From those beginnings, he expanded his business to include complete ready-to-wear and accessories collections for both men (2003) and women (2011), and has become known for his highly conceptual runway presentations, which have gained global attention for their thought-provoking, spectacular, and often dramatic themes and settings.

Browne has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award (2006, 2013, 2016), GQ Designer of the Year (2008), the FIT Couture Council Award (2017) as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award (2012). His designs are continually featured in museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Costume Museum at Bath and the ModeMuseum Antwerpen.

The brand is currently offered in over 300 leading department store and specialty boutiques across 40 countries, and 31 flagship locations in New York, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and South Korea. Thom Browne's corporate headquarters are located within New York's famed Garment District.