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DESIGNER, WOVENS – Collection & Star USA

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We are seeking a Designer for John Varvatos Collection & Star USA to join our Design team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Designer and Team to create a cohesive collection that adheres to the creative aesthetics of the brand
  • Ability to create and update all technical design packages from initial design through to stock approval
  • Ongoing vintage research to facilitate productive design and creative brainstorming sessions
  • Prepare presentation boards
  • Participate in the conceptual development of the line which includes presenting ideas/concepts and influencing others to adopt a course of action
  • Research markets to identify new trends, fabrics and wash/finish techniques and present tear sheets, sketches and samples to Design Director
  • Source new fabrics, washes and trims that are brand and trend appropriate while remaining conscience of price point
  • Work with Team to ensure design packages are completed in a timely manner and accurately reflect relevant design details (e.g. thread, trim, wash instructions, etc)
  • Work with Team to ensure any design changes agreed to in fittings are accurately updated in design packages
  • Manage and adhere to design calendar and attend all relevant product meetings as required
  • Assist with other responsibilities and projects as needed

Position Requirements

  • Strong work ethic
  • Know how to trouble shoot and work well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Resourceful, hands-on, and able to sense urgency

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design or related field
  • 3-5 years of shirts/wovens experience
  • CAD (Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • Strong expertise and knowledge in wovens yarn/dying construction and printing techniques

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Job title: Designer, Wovens – Collection & Star USA
Organization: Kate Spade New York
Location: New York, New York