Accessories Design Director

Job title: Accessories Design Director
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York City, NY
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 400129
Contact name: Alana Yavers
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

We are working on an exciting role for an Accessories  Design Director with strong print background

Key Responsibilities

•             Manage  Design Team – providing direction, structure, coaching and development.  

•             Collaborate seasonal design inspiration with Brand Team.

•             Implement design direction for Handbag and Accessories per season, in liaison with seasonal inspiration and communicate and oversee proper execution with design team

•             Oversee and review design inspiration boards, sketches, trend and materials research, style development and creation trend + market research

•             Oversee and select artwork, prints, embroideries, custom hardware development, graphics, etc.   

•             Conduct handbag and accessory design team meetings, implementing adherence to design calendar  

•             Seasonal line presentations (retail, sales, etc.), as per calendar

•             Ensure timely line completion and corrected samples for market

•             Trend research, trade shows with design team


Desired Skills


•             Prior experience in design direction, management of creative teams and brand led design.

•             Strong background in Print Design and Development.

•             Experience in oversees factory development, trend research, trade show attendance

•             Ability to supervise staff and effective communication on clear directives and adherence to calendars

•             Excellent verbal and written communication skills Education and/or Experience

•             Degree in Fashion Design

•             10+ years prior designer level experience – print design & accessories background in design a must

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