#161324

Knit / Clothing Designer

Location:
San Francisco
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
$40-$45 an hour
Start date:
10/05/2020
Posted By:
Lauren Friant
Date:
09/28/2020

Job Description:

We are looking for a strong Knit clothing designer (cut&sew) with high proficiency in elevated Knit trends, design & construction. This position is a 3 month contract, 40 hours a week remotely in San Francisco. This position is looking to hire somebody with experience in high end, contemporary knits with a focus on lounge, performance & active wear… ie esthetic of John Elliott, Vince, James Perse.

The Designer is responsible for managing the design process from conception through to final styling for assigned product category. In addition, this person is responsible for product design process to include market research, conceptual presentations, design and guidance through fabric, print, spec and fit processes.

• Responsible for managing the design process from conception through to final styling for assigned product category.

• Responsible for product design process to include market research, conceptual presentations, design and guidance through fabric, print, spec and fit processes.

• Responsible for researching markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.

• Actively participates in the conceptual development of product lines (i.e., sells ideas/concepts and convinces others to adopt a course of action).
• Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.

• Provides insight regarding style and fit of product during presentation.

• Ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy.

• Responsible for fabric and trim selection.

• Works with technical designer and pre-production partner to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.

• Partner with merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs.

 

KEY EXPERIENCES

• College degree in Fashion Design or a related field.

• 4 - 6 years design experience with Cut & Sew Knits, Activewear and Elevated Lounge.

• Strong computer knowledge including Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Excel. • Ability to sketch by hand/illustrate by hand/and illustrate with illustrator the following categories: Knit Tops, Elevated Contemporary Lounge (Sweatshirts, Joggers, Leggings), Knit Dresses & Jumpsuits, Casual 3rd Pieces.

• Strong knowledge of construction, fitting, understanding of fabrications in these worlds

• Knowledge and experience with wash is preferable but not necessary

• Strong design and conceptual skills. • Strong sense of style and color.

• Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color use, sewing techniques, graphics and trim.

• Strong communication and organizational skills.

• Understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment.

Client Description:

Our Client is an Fortune 500 Apparel Retailer that has grown from a single store to a global business throughout its 46 year run!

Talent placed here are given the autonomy to be hands-on decision makers from day one. The company's leadership assumes a supportive role and applies a collaborative management style, offering the guidance and insight to help transform your suggestions into strategies.

This is an environment where co-workers are constantly challenging each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, which energizes the office, and creates forward motion, both on a personal level, and as a company. They’re experimenting with their digital reach, using tech as a catalyst for industry change - both online and in stores. With such robust focus and investment on innovation, employees have the opportunity to directly contribute to the changing landscape of the retail world!

The company culture here is one of relaxed, inclusive community with an ever-present focus on learning and development - both for the individual team member as well as the projects and initiatives that are driving the company forward. And, with tons of cool volunteering opportunities and initiatives, employees have the chance to become influential community leaders as they work for positive change.