The GIII Apparel Group

Associate Designer, Dresses - Vince Camuto Special Occasion

ID
2017-6942
US-NY-New York

Overview

To collaborate with VP of Design and the Department with all aspects of designing and executing cocktail dresses and evening gowns.

Responsibilities

General day-to-day design functions including but not limited to 

  • Generate tech packs/update cost cards. Review tech packs and cost cards created by junior staff to check for accuracy. Must adhere to Time and Action calendar
  • Maintain regular communication with overseas and domestic samplerooms in order to track all sample development, answer general questions and make sure line review and market deadlines are met. 
  • Maintain constant communication with sales and production teams in order to insure line is priced quickly and accurately and that special requests are met punctually 
  • Prepare line for showroom: insure linebook is accurate and in order, assist in showroom preparation, including dressing models. 
  • Research trends and contribute sketches to Vince Camuto and Jessica Howard social lines
  • Aid in fabricating new and repeat styles
  • Assist in concept and color palette creation every season.
  • Maintain fabric library, track sample yardage
  • Assist in design development through magazine tears, store visits, vintage as well as online research
  • Research and design beading/embellishment layouts 
  • Create detailed and accurate flats by hand. Create proportion lines on dress form and convey this information in factory tech packs

Qualifications

  • 3-4 years working in design (preferably dresses)
  • 4 year degree in fashion design 
  • experience working with Asian factories a plus 
  • draping skills a plus 
  • highly organized
  • motivated self-starter
  • ability to prioritize 
  • desire to learn 
  • work in a fast-paced environment 
  • fast learner
  • team player
  • professional demeanor 

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