Assistant Designer

John Varvatos Enterprises IncJohn Varvatos Enterprises Inc
New York, NY, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full timeArts and Entertainment27-1029.00: DesignersAll Other

Purpose and Scope

We are seeking a Woven Assistant Designer for John Varvatos to join our Design team.

Job Responsibilities

• Partner with the Creative Collective and Design team to create a cohesive

collection that adheres to the creative aesthetics of the brand

• Ability to create and update all technical design packages and line lists from initial

design through to stock approval

• Ongoing vintage research to facilitate productive design and creative brainstorming


• Prepare presentation boards

• Participate in the conceptual development of the line which includes presenting

ideas/concepts and influencing others to adopt a course of action

• Research markets to identify new trends, fabrics and wash/finish techniques and

present tear sheets, sketches and samples to Design Director/Senior Designer

• Source and develop new fabric, stitch constructions, washes and trims that are

brand and trend appropriate while remaining conscience of price point

• Work with Team to ensure design packages are completed in a timely manner and

accurately reflect relevant design details (e.g. thread, trim, wash instructions, lab

dip comments, quality approvals, etc.)

• Work with Team to ensure any design changes agreed to in fittings are accurately

updated in design packages

• Manage and adhere to design calendar and attend all relevant product meetings as


• Assist with other responsibilities and projects as needed

• Liaise with factories / agents on product development

• Keep and create organized binders of lab dips, SMS cuttings, and qualities on a

seasonal basis

• Help with supporting design team when styling for shows and presentations

• A natural awareness of perceived value of product

Position Requirements

• Strong hand sketching

• Know how to trouble shoot and work well under pressure

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize

• Strong organizational skills

• Resourceful, hands-on, and able to sense urgency

• Technical knowledge of yarn construction, yarn counts

• Understanding of Knitting techniques, machine gauges and stitch construction

• Strong computer skills, proficient in Photoshop, Excel and Word

• Strong CAD design for sport-shirts

Education and Training:

• Undergraduate degree in fashion design or related field

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