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Job Title
Design Director
New York , New York
Zip/Postal Code
United States
NY Metro
Position type
Job Function
Design - Fashion / Product
Design - Textiles
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level (Management)

Design Director

Advanced women's contemporary line launched in 2008,has since successfully established itself as a lifestyle brand sold in over 250 exclusive boutiques worldwide and major retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Intermix. As such, we are seeking a highly motivated Designer to join the team. The candidate should have a vast understanding of advanced women's contemporary market and strong design and development skills. Candidates must be able to work in an extremely fast paced environment and be able to meet deadlines on a daily basis

Design Director

Must oversee all aspect of the design process from concept to finished product

  • Concept
    • Work on all initial concept creation with design team to present to creative director in a timely manner to ensure the T&A calendar for design is being met
  • Sourcing
    • Constantly source new and innovative vendors for new development
    • Work with the Creative Director to finalize all Material and Trims being used for each collection so design can begin sketching and developing
    • Oversee the PD team to ensure all materials are arriving timely for beginning the collection process
  • Execution
    •  Work with all designers to present sketches with drape or mockup to Creative director ensuring that all finishes, materials trims are specified to ensure a smooth approval process
    • Once sketches are approved work with designers and studio to make first muslin and later final sample ensuring that all quality and fit expectations of the creative Director are met

- Be able to manage, direct and further develop the design team as needed

- Ensure all procedure is being executed throughout the design process

- Ensure that the design line sheet and all development needs are being communicated to production in a timely manner

- Must have minimum 10 years experience

- Must have worked in Womens Conetmporary, Advanced Contemporary or Designer

- Must be able to work at a very fast pace

- Must be able to multitask

- Must be able to meet deadlines on a daily basis

- Must be willing to travel between Miami and NY constantly to oversee all parts of the process

Paying a High Salary with Large Bonus Structure