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Kidswear Designer

New York, NY 10001

Posted: 03/21/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Product Design & Merchandising Job Number: AV236042321

Job Description

Positions: Kidswear Designer 
Our client is looking for two Kids Apparel Designer’s  who will work cross functionally with the Graphic Design, Sales and Merchandising teams to create and develop seasonal apparel lines while supporting the overall brand’s objective.
• Research and identify marketplace trends on style, fit and color to maintain a brand strategy
• Create CAD sketches of styles in development
• Review and approve all technical packs to ensure accuracy of product development and create tech packs as necessary
• Oversee the creation, development and execution of design process while implementing the overall brand strategy and merchandise objectives for their functional area
• Attend all fitting meetings and lend feedback to ensure design intention is captured
• Work closely with Graphic Designers, Sales and Merch to prepare line reviews and presentation materials for market and corporate brand meetings
• Oversee the creation and maintenance of the seasonal design catalogs to ensure accuracy
• Ensure Design Operations and Sourcing have the most accurate information on line development and that changes were implemented
• Communicate regularly with Sales and Merchandising teams to discuss line development progress and share feedback
• Review and approve styles, materials, trims and colors and effectively communicate approvals to appropriate cross functional teams
• Participate in sampling communication between sample rooms. Design, and cross-functional teams as needed
• Manage, train and develop Associate and Assistant Designers
• Initial fit/Sample pass off to TD for new fits
• Manage Fashion Show concepting, styling and work with Marketing on Go-sees
• Special projects as assigned
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
• 5+ years of experience in the kidswear with a focus in either girls or boys
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
• Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills with attention to detail
• Ability to lead and develop a team of Assistant/Associate Designer (s)
• Brand appropriate aesthetic
• Must have Denim and C+S experience
Salary: $65,000 - $100,000 yearly

Meet Your Recruiter

Alonya Van Rooyen

From South Africa originally, Alonya has over 15 years of experience in fashion, accessories, footwear, & textiles. She has worked in various design and product development roles globally, including South Africa, Europe, and the US, giving her an international perspective on the industries.

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