Assistant Designer

Steven Birnbaum Bespoke
New York, NY, USA
Posted 14 hours ago
Full time

The Assistant Designer will work directly with designer and seamstress in a couture atelier on custom bridal, custom eveningwear, and private client orders. This is a terrific opportunity for an eager, knowledgeable designer to learn from all aspects of a bespoke, private client luxury fashion house, and to learn the art of making clothes.

Steven Birnbaum Bespoke is a made-to-measure couture bridal and eveningwear atelier located in Chelsea, Manhattan, specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. All garments are developed and hand-made in our in-house atelier from start to finish.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist designer and seamstress in atelier with light patternmaking and fabric cutting
  • Sourcing fabrics, ordering fabrics from mills, and running errands to the Garment District
  • Assist in all client appointments and fittings
  • Communicate with clients to set up appointments and fittings
  • Work one-on-one with private clients to create custom pieces, from concept development to research and fashion illustrations
  • Collection sketching, development and costing
  • Manage daily posts on Instagram
  • Update website as necessary
  • Set up collection photoshoot with photographer, makeup artist, hairstylist, and set assistants
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: bustles, lacework, hand sewing, couture sewing techniques

Interested candidates are welcome to apply with resume and cover letter.

Schedule:Tuesday-Saturday (Sunday, Monday off)

Benefits:Yearly Bonus

$50,000 Base Salary (BOE)

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