LF Distribution Holding

Assistant Designer, Women's Wovens

US-NY-New York
Category
Design
Division
Private Label - Womens PL

Specific Responsibilities

COMPANY OVERVIEW


LF Europe & LF Americas is part of Li & Fung, the world’s leader in the design, development and sourcing of consumer goods. Headquartered in London, with offices throughout Europe and the USA, LF Europe & LF Americas provides a diverse and dynamic range of private label products across apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and many other divisions.

Our American 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.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

 

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

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy & Innovation

  • Assist and take direction from Senior Designer(s) for preliminary design research, including competitive analysis; pull fabrics, develop concepts, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mock-ups, color-ups, inspirational photos
  • Assist in development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment

Operations & Results

  • Track design schedule to ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Support Senior Designer(s) in creating Illustrator sketches; create and update specification sheets and construction details in tech packs, prepare designs for line review; prepare line sheets and update as necessary
  • Maintain product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; maintain designs and updates techpacks as needed, keep shared drives organized.
  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims for approval; maintain fabric/trim library
  • Review lab dips with Senior Designer(s); coordinate print and graphics where appropriate; observe and assist with fit process; keep detailed notes
  • Track and record samples

Customers & Relationships

  • Follow-up with internal customers and partners including technical design and production; facilitate interoffice communication including factories overseas
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary

Skills and Requirements

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented, eager to take ownership of various projects.
  • Knowledge of garment construction, tech pack creation including specing and fitting a garment (both knit and woven), pattern making, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
  • 1 plus years related experience and/or training in apparel
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products and Mac computers; knowledge of CAD preferable

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