Fashion Designer

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Job Description

The Fashion Designer will work closely with the creative team to develop collections that align with our brand identity and appeal to our target market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Development:
    • Conceptualize and create original fashion designs, including clothing, accessories, and footwear.
    • Develop sketches, prototypes, and technical drawings for new collections.
    • Stay updated with current fashion trends, fabrics, and techniques.
  • Trend Analysis:
    • Conduct market research to identify new trends, fabrics, and techniques.
    • Analyze competitor products and industry trends to ensure the brand remains competitive.
  • Collection Management:
    • Plan and manage seasonal collections, ensuring timely delivery and quality.
    • Collaborate with the merchandising team to create collections that meet market needs.
  • Fabric and Material Selection:
    • Source and select fabrics, trims, and other materials.
    • Work with suppliers to secure high-quality materials at competitive prices.
  • Collaboration and Communication:
    • Work closely with pattern makers, seamstresses, and other members of the production team to ensure designs are accurately translated into final products.
    • Communicate design ideas and specifications clearly to ensure proper execution.
  • Quality Control:
    • Review and approve samples, ensuring they meet design specifications and quality standards.
    • Make adjustments and revisions to designs as necessary.
  • Presentation and Marketing:
    • Prepare mood boards, design presentations, and lookbooks for internal review and external presentations.
    • Collaborate with marketing and sales teams to develop strategies for product launches and promotions.

Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, Textile Design, or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in fashion design, preferably within a similar brand or market segment.
    • Proven track record of creating successful designs and collections.
  • Skills:
    • Strong artistic and creative skills, with an eye for detail and color.
    • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD programs.
    • Excellent understanding of garment construction, fabrics, and textiles.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate about fashion and design.
  • Highly creative with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous in work.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude.

Additional Information:

  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required for fabric sourcing, trade shows, and fashion events.
  • Portfolio: A portfolio showcasing a range of design work is required for consideration.