Assistant Designer, Pants - ANN

Ascena Retail Group
New York City, NY, NY, United States
Posted 7 days ago

Brand Overview:

ascena is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women through our brands Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant and Cacique. We operate ecommerce websites and over 1200 stores throughout the United States.

Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Assistant Designer, Pants - ANN to join our team located at our Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036.

Position Overview:

Assistant Designer, Pants

About the Position:

The Assistant Designer assists the Designer with the execution of seasonal collections, fabrications and colors that maintain the brand identity. Assists in the development, concept and design of the product line. Prepares Line Review presentation materials, concept boards, fabric and color boards and flat sketches. Embodies the company's Values & Practices by maintaining effective collaborative relationships, taking pride in the company and brand, embracing diversity in all facets of the position and representing a hunger for knowledge and responsibility


  • Assists in identifying seasonal fashion direction, merchandise trends and client needs for the area of responsibility
  • Assists in the preparation of design specification sheets, both flat and technical sketches, pitch sheets and trim sheets
  • Contributes to conceptualization and implementation of the line; Prepares presentation boards highlighting fabric, flats, and figure sketches; Assists in set up of all Spectrum and Concept presentations
  • Participates in line assortment building and line presentations with the goal of creating a cohesive and exciting collection
  • Assists in research and development for trims and print and pattern
  • Attends all style fittings and provides input/feedback as necessary; Keeps detailed notes from all fittings
  • Maintains product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library
  • Facilitates and administers interoffice communication
  • Adheres to cross-functional calendar and attends meetings as required
  • Researches competitive markets
  • People Management:
  • Builds collaborative relationships with vendors and internal clients
  • Interfaces professionally and works effectively in group settings
  • Handle other responsibilities or projects, as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree equivalent in Design
  • 1-2 years' experience in Design
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for fashion
  • Strong sketching and illustration ability
  • Ability to identify color and fashion trends
  • Knowledge of design specifications, i.e. draping, pattern making, sewing and CAD software
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel and all other Microsoft Office Applications



Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036

Position Type:

Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.

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