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Senior Apparel Designer

Job title: Senior Apparel Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 426701
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Client Overview: Our client is an iconic fashion house presenting the latest must-have collections for every trendsetter. Their fashion-forward, contemporary, and luxurious designs are applauded by top fashion editors and A-list celebrities alike.

Apparel Designer Overview: As the Senior Apparel Designer, you will be responsible for researching inspiration, developing new apparel design concepts, sketching ideas, creating technical packages, and overseeing samples. The Women’s Senior Designer is responsible to design a full range of women’s product across all categories, with a focus on tops, blouses, shirts, and dresses (both woven and knit).

Apparel Designer Responsibilities:

  • Oversee research and inspiration to create a cohesive concept each season, review emerging trends and shapes, and research local markets
  • Develop flats and sketches for all designs as part of a cohesive seasonal collection aligned with the brand’s overall aesthetic and vision
  • Prepare all necessary components for design presentations, such as sketch boards, proto reviews, and production meeting preparation
  • Collaborate with other Apparel Designers and various cross-functional teams and maintain strong business relationships with external partners
  • Lead sample review sessions, provide recommendations, note feedback, and update sketches as necessary

Apparel Designer Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong color sense and understanding of garment construction
  • 5+ years’ experience as an Apparel Designer
  • Strong color sense and understanding of garment construction
  • Experience with PLM systems a plus
  • Technical knowledge of fabrics, silhouettes, prints, colors, and trims
  • Proficient with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
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