LF Distribution Holding

  • Associate Designer, Wovens

    Work Location US-NY-New York
    Private Label - Womens PL
  • Specific Responsibilities


    LF Americas is part of Li & Fung, the world’s leader in the design, development and sourcing of consumer goods. Headquartered in New York, with offices throughout the USA, LF Americas provides a diverse and dynamic range of private label products across apparel, 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 swimwear, 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 Associate Designer supports the Designer(s) and 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.




    Strategy & Innovation

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

    Operations & Results

    • Design according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar
    • Create Illustrator sketches; prepare specification sheets and line sheets and update as necessary
    • Ensure accuracy of product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives
    • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims; maintain fabric/trim library
    • Prepare tech packs; sketch, BOM and construction
    • Review and comment on lab dips with Senior Designer, review prints and graphics and advise revisions where appropriate
    • Mentor and develop interns

    Customers & Relationships

    • Follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design and production; facilitate interoffice communication
    • 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
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative
    • Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
    • 3-5 years experience in apparel design
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers


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