Job descriptionWomen's RTW Technical Designer
Client Overview: Our client is the premier destination for all the changing needs thru pregnancy (and beyond).An original line of chic and timeless clothing meant to be worn for every stage.
Technical Designer Overview: To own and drive the fit process and point of view from development through production. You will establish
fit standards and maintain consistency across the product offering.
Technical Designer Responsibilities:
-Own the fit approach and approval process for all categories of the collection from development through production. Categories
include wovens, cut/sew knits, swim, and underpinnings.
? Collaborate with design during sketch hand off to identify best construction methods to achieve their vision
? Create all tech packs for development including construction details and specs.
? Fit, compile and hand off all development + production comments to overseas factories
? Work closely with sample coordinators for domestic development and production to stay on calendar.
? Have a strong understanding of pattern balance and shape to help advance the development process to production by
providing detailed information/ references / specs to vendors.
-Production Fit/Grading/Process Management:
? Ensure garments are fully measured and prepared for fittings.
? Conduct the fit sessions in office and virtually: work closely with standard fit model to identify fit issues and figure out how to
resolve them; execute or articulate garment pinning/cutting/taping as needed
? Create and oversee the fit schedule to ensure fits are being approved within the given calendar
? Communicate with factories in person or via email re comments, construction questions, and production timing
? Establish pattern standards, fit consistency and approve grade rules
? Identify the appropriate size range for all styles
? Create all production fit approval comments, spec standards, TOP approval specs and graded measurements and hand off to
production team or directly to the factory.
? Help suggest fit guide comments to be communicated on site or in store to our customer
? Help establish and improve when needed how we communicate our fit standards to our customer
? Maintain and update development and production fit status and T+A tracking.
Technical Designer Qualifications:
? 5-7+ years in fashion apparel industry required
? Understanding of garment and pattern construction
? Domestic development experience preferred.
? Detail oriented with strong organizational and problem solving skills
? Solid written and verbal communication skills
? Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Share required
? Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
? A natural ability to multitask with strict adherence to deadlines
? Outstanding follow up skills
? Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for apparel business and ability to work effectively as a team player