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Senior Denim Designer - William Rast Womans

Company : Nine West

Location : New York City, NY

Created : 2020-12-05

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

One Jeanswear Group designs, markets, produces, and distributes a distinguished portfolio of branded and private label Jeanswear brands throughout North America. We work with retailers in every tier of distribution, seamlessly adapting to the dynamic retail landscape to reach our widespread consumer base. Our focus is on achieving long-term growth by delivering the most innovative product and brand strategies in the market.One Jeanswear Group currently has a great opportunity for a Senior Denim Designer for our Contemporary Brand, William Rast Womans. This role is responsible for creating and executing original bottoms designs. The Senior Designer will create products from development through production with a focus on fit, fabric, finish and costing. The Senior Designer must be able to identify emerging fashion trends and business opportunities to be at the forefront of design in this zone. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Research and identify trend directions Shop marketplace, our competitive set and for inspiration and product opportunities Plan the line according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends Develop product, and marketing concepts for emerging categories or items Develop fabrics, wash finishes, color palettes, special trims and styling details Ensure product is being designed within cost parameters Work with suppliers on execution to make sure the elements fall within our cost targets Manage all overseas communication with sample facilities for sample execution Attend all development and production fittings Give concise feedback to technical design on how to adjust garments Ensure production fits are to our specifications Merchandise and style showrooms for presentations to sales Partner with sales in presenting the line to buyers Collaborate with marketing and sales on collateral for buyers and in store marketing needs Build strong cross-functional relationships with sales, production, tech, fabric R&D and marketing Adhere to time and action calendar Work closely with Director of Design, VPs of Sales and production teams in all aspects of product developmentQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. BA degree from accredited art/fashion school 8 +years of experience in apparel design Proficient sketching in Illustrator Create initial specs Ability to interface with Department heads outside of Design i.e., Production/Sales to drive results Ability to develop a line from concept to completion without supervision from supervisors Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand/consumer PLM experience a plus but not requiredWe are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.When applying, please include the link to your on-line portfolio or, upload examples of your work (include sketches).We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.