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Fashion Design Assistant

Fashion Design Assistant needed for a trend-driven, casual-chic apparel brand in Los Angeles, CA. We're looking for a highly creative, team-player that can help translate fashion stories as well as contribute to new trends and influences.

The Design Assistant takes direction from the Design Director and Women's Ready-to-Wear Design team, but also works closely with Sales Managers, Production and Planning teams.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Design team by researching and interpreting trends into commercial designs

  • Create key silhouettes, fabrics and trim within brand aesthetic

  • Gather and use relevant internal / external information and reports to drive product Designs

  • Partner with the Design Director and Buyers to develop the vision and direction of the brand

  • Responsible for producing specs either by hand sketching and/or CAD

  • Attend weekly Design meetings and present story boards with team

  • Attend cross team meetings with Sales, Buyers, and Planning and Production

  • May attend fit meetings to better understand design, fit and fabric

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree or work experience in lieu of degree

  • 1-3 years' of sketching or CAD Design experience, including internships

  • Working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator (or similar), Photoshop, some MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel

  • Design category: Women's or Missy ready-to-wear trendy, luxury or style-chic design experience

  • Relevant sourcing experience with a variety of fabric, trims, wash with desire to learn

  • Strong eye for trends, design influences and inspirations

  • Work independently and as part of a team while taking direction and receiving communications

  • Capable of creating designs that influence sales and maintain business goals

  • Ability to (or desire to) read and implement sales forecasting and planning reports

  • Strong attention to detail, open to suggestions, critique and requests for exclusives

  • Must provide portfolio and/or work samples, when asked

Thank you for your interest. Please complete the form below to apply.