Global Brands Group Designer - Dresses & Suits in New York, New York

The Designer executes the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by creating and executing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales, and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.

Strategy & Innovation

  • Research and identify trend directions; perform competitive analysis; pull and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation boards for meetings, mock-ups, color-ups, and inspirational photos.

  • Execute development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment and cost structure.

Operations & Results

  • Design according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar.

  • Create Illustrator sketches; review specification sheets and line sheets; ensure accuracy of product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; ensure maintenance of designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives.

  • Select and review raw materials and trims; ensure maintenance of fabric/trim library.

  • Approve lab dips with Senior Designer(s) and ensure consistency with color standards and licensor directives where appropriate; review prints and graphics where appropriate and advise revisions; manage fit process.

Customers & Relationships

  • Coordinate follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design, production and vendors; manager interoffice communication.

  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers.

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.

  • Attract, develop and retain talent.

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.

  • Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising; ability to sketch.

  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design.

  • 4-7 years experience in dress and suit design.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, PLM, CAD and Mac computers.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Division: Tahari ASL

External Company Name: Global Brands Group

External Company URL: http://www.globalbrandsgroup.com/

Street: 350 5th Avenue