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DESIGNER, WOMEN'S APPAREL

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DESIGNER, WOMEN’S APPAREL
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 3 MONTHS
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO

** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL APPAREL DESIGNER FOR THEIR WOMEN’S TEAM **

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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
• 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
• Provides direction for colorways on stripes, plaids, and prints
• 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

REQUIREMENTS:
• College degree in Fashion Design or related field
• 4 -6 years design experience in womenswear
• Strong computer knowledge including Illustrator and Excel
• Ability to sketch by hand/illustrate
• Strong knowledge of construction fitting, understanding of different fabrications
• 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

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