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Tops and Dresses Designer - Private label

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 03/21/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Product Design & Merchandising Job Number: AV3301572321

Job Description

Tops Designer
We are looking for a talented Woman’s Tops and Dress Designer, who has a focus in knits and wovens.
This perfect candidate for this role will have a strong understanding of woman’s trends and how to focus them on consumer needs. Experience designing private label collections and working with retail buyers would be advantages.
Responsibilities :
  • Work closely with the design director to provide design and trend direction for wovens, knits, sweaters in tops, skirts, dresses
  • Participate and present at trend meetings each season, including seasonal color direction and color palette building.
  • Present product at pre-line meetings
  • Consistently shop the market (our competition and aspirational brands) for inspiration and product opportunities
  • Design the line according to classification/style plans, sales needs and emerging trends
  • Manage and adhere to time and action calendar
  • Lead tech-packing schedule and execution to ensure deadlines are met, following up with overseas vendors to ensure on-time delivery of samples.
  • Ensure line stays on brand and has consistent styling details
  • Ensure product is being designed within cost parameters
  • Manage all overseas communication with sample rooms to ensure correct and timely samples
  • Attend all comparison fittings, proto fittings and production fittings to ensure we have the best fit and details
  • Build strong relationships with product development, sales, production, tech, fabric R&D and marketing
  • Prepare and print accurate cads for all applicable meetings (sketch reviews, costing meetings, mid-design meetings, final approval meetings)
  • Set up seasonal color and prints in PLM
Requirements :
  • Prior woman’s tops experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent
  • Knowledge in manufacturing (including construction and fit) and component sourcing/manufacturing (materials development, duties, etc).
  • Proven track record in developing strong vendor partnerships while achieving financial objectives
  • Ability to problem-solve when dealing with specifications, construction or material issues with vendors.
  • Strong Photoshop & Illustrator skills
  • Strong sketching and design capability
  • Experience in PLM
Salary range $80,000-$90,000

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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