Freelance Menswear Designer

New York, New York Design Posted April 16, 2024
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Job Title: Menswear Designer, Cut & Sew Knits
Duration: 3+ months – potential to go perm
Hours:  35-40 hours a week
Location: New York City /4 Days on site, 1 day work from home
Pay: $30-32

We are looking for a Menswear Designer with Cut & Sew Knit expertise, great taste, experience in men’s design and a sharp understanding of the target market to execute a current and elevated, high quality fashion style vision each season for our value consumer.

  • Responsible for the design process from concept, color, and silhouette to product execution.
  • Actively shop the local market to identify the most current trends in color, fabric, trim, silhouette, graphic / prints using creative skills to translate effectively and create a mix and match assortment
  • Responsible for thorough market research including competitive analysis and benchmarking
  • Ensure the product is consistent with overall market trends and brand identity.
  • Direct and collaborate with design & print/graphics team to execute a clear, elevated vision each season
  • Execute trend presentations each season including creative sample rigging, mood boards and theme direction, and any other presentation material as needed with direction from VP of Design and Merchandiser
  • Work with sample room and local vendors to create sample presentations as required by meeting deliverable
  • Work with technical team and production team to approve and ensure quality/fit of all product
  • Initiate and actively participate in the development of concepts and cut & sew product categories

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years related work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Fine Arts
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, and sketching
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Cut & Sew Knit Design expertise a must!
  • Strong merchandising, concept, color, design aesthetic
  • Strong conceptual graphics and print sensibility
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
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