LF Americas is a part of Li & Fung, the world’s leader in the design, development and sourcing of consumer goods. Headquartered in New York City, LF Americas provides a diverse and dynamic range of private label products across apparel.
Our Private Label Apparel division is a category and collection leader. From basic essentials to collections to fast fashion, we design, source and distribute a diverse and exciting range of products for leading retailers in North, Central and South America. Menswear, ladieswear or childrenswear, swimwear or knitwear, we do it all. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, we offer a unique bespoke creative service. Our passion for what we do and our ability to create high quality, innovative designs combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing enable us to create products that truly resonate with consumers in our American markets. In the fast moving world of fashion, consumers want clothes that are on trend, well-made and affordable. By partnering with us, retailers can offer them exactly that.
Building your career at LF Americas will be an immensely rewarding experience and we provide the tools and support for you to manage your career and encourage growth, knowledge and experience. We aim to recruit the best people with drive and determination to grow and the desire to enhance their knowledge and skills through comprehensive learning and development programs.
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.
-Design product assortments based on store account needs, sales & data driven line plans and emerging fashion trends; ensure timely execution of product with adherence to calendar dates.
-Create illustrator sketches; generate spec sheets and line sheet assortments; maintain accuracy of product logs; and organization of design archives.
-Responsible for the creation of dynamic trend boards, sales tools and other design presentation tools needed to satisfy store account needs. Ability to design labels, hang tags and other garment trims is a plus.
-Research and Development of fabrics, trims, patterns, washes, concepts, graphics, color and fashion trends on a seasonal basis to offer our accounts the most up to date product offerings to drive growth.
-Weekly duties include email communications, Flex PLM, Adobe Suite, sketching, fittings, vendor engagement, submit approvals, and meeting attendance.
-Maintenance and organization of the fabric, trim and garments in the design area.
-Must have the ability to conduct color approval, strike off comments, exhibit fabric knowledge and garment construction.
Presentation and Follow Up Skills:
-Must be comfortable presenting ideas with confidence and authority to senior management, the sales team and store accounts. Ability to sell ideas, trends and must haves is a plus.
-Coordinate follow-up with internal and external customers; including technical design, production, vendors, senior management and overseas partners.
-Ability to contribute positively within a team dynamic and manage across the organization in order to carry out the role.
-Build collaborative relationships with fellow associates in order to drive growth.
-BFA or Associates Degree in Fashion Design. Affinity for merchandising of product and ideas.
-Flex PLM, Adobe Suites, Microsoft Office, Mac IOS, Windows, sketching, color theory
-3D Software is a plus. Optitex, Clo and/or Brozwear
-Ability to multi-task; detailed, organized, efficient, and meticulous
-Extensive knowledge of woven fabrics, pattern making, garment construction, trims, print and pattern. Cut & Sew knowledge is a plus
-Excellent communication skills, outgoing personality, and can do attitude