Are you a fashion designer, an out-of-the box thinker, eager to share your creativity with millions of women? Do you appreciate and get excited by various cultures and by new challenging assignments? If so, we would love to meet you.
We are an Indian ethnic wear design label start-up based in NYC, and are looking for askillful freelance fashion designer to help us build a brand about which we are so passionate.
THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD BE DOING:
Design a commercially viable collection of Indian saris with a contemporary twist that fulfills the founders’ vision, brand strategy and meets the financial plans
Drive creation process of the collection from concept through fully-rendered product, consistent with brand image and target customers
Serve as a trusted advisor to the founders and drive the creative process
As the designer, you will be responsible for delivering all aspects of the design process, from start to finish, including concept boarding, sketches, pattern drawings, tech-packs. Additionally, responsibilities include:
Pattern grading with accurate spec sheets
Creating efficient markers (attention to minimizing waste)
Managing fit sessions and approval of pre-production samples
Fabric and trim sourcing
Overseeing quality standards
Coordinating the flow of raw materials and finished goods among suppliers and manufacturers
Managing sample production and overseas manufacturers throughout the production process
TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
B.S. in Fashion Design and a minimum of 2+ years of experience in the industry, preferably women’s apparel
Strong technical knowledge of garment construction and fit
Strong knowledge of the product development process including design, patternmaking, grading, fittings, tech pack creation etc.
Abreast of the global fashion trends and cultural sensitivities
Strong knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop Program; NedGraphics is a plus. Basic computer skills and knowledge in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Great eye for color and understanding of fabric possibilities and construction
Excellent hand/digital sketching and illustration ability
Ability to apply design concepts through lens of the customer and brand. Innovation in the use of color, fabric, and details in design. Ability to incorporate elements of western designs and trends in the ‘eastern’ collection.
Positive attitude, open mind and fun….Flexible and able to accept changes as we evolve as a brand with positive attitude
Organized and detailed orientated
Must be able to multi-task, prioritize work on a continual basis, and work with limited supervision
Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to build relationships effectively with the cross-functional team
A little about us…..
We are an international group – 3 people from 3 countries – who are bringing extensive professional experience (strategy, brand, innovation, marketing, e-commerce and finance) to provide a solution to a demographic we are so passionate about: women in India! We are leaving our individual traditional professional paths to pursue this opportunity to bring something new, beautiful and simply better to a group that deserves nothing less. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey!
Apply by sending you CV and portfolio link to firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you.