Assistant Designer, Soft Wovens

alice + olivia
New York, NY, USA
Posted 3 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Assistant Designer, Soft Wovens


JOB TYPE: Full-Time

ROLE OVERVIEW:Assist in design and development processes for soft wovens product.


  • Work with soft wovens design team to interpret the seasonal mood, print and concepts into Alice and Olivia's monthly deliveries and gowns capsules.
  • Create illustrations/sketching by hand, do fashion cads on illustrator, photoshop and procreate, and create inspiration presentations based on original ideas and research.
  • Create tech packs with the support of other members of the soft wovens design team. Learn about garment construction, use of luxury fabrics, silhouette, finishing, embellishments and trim.
  • Communicate chosen designs to in-house pattern maker to ensure a high result and finish with support from other members of soft wovens design team.
  • Develop design ideas into groups and stories.
  • Create and manage the soft wovens team line sheet, ensuring it is accurate in its information, up to date based on feedback from sketch reviews/design meetings and clear in its presentation.
  • Ensure timely development of line by adhering to time and action calendar, following up on individual tasks, styles and pending issues to ensure line continues to move forward.
  • Research new techniques, trends and construction methods for Woven’s categories.
  • Maintains communication with merchandising team to ensure product needs are accomplished.
  • Work closely with Product Development team to launch tech packs and develop embroidered and embellished garments.
  • Partner with the Tailored Wovens teams, Knits & Sweaters Designers to ensure a cohesive collection across categories.
  • Be able to work on overlapping seasons and storylines.
  • Maintain a pulse on fashion, culture, art and lifestyle scene.
  • Work on special projects such as magazine illustration requests, charity requests, and celebrity dress designs.
  • 1-3 experience in design
  • Bachelor’s or advanced Degree in Fashion Design
  • Proficiency in wovens garment construction, with an understanding of fabric, sewing and patternmaking. Must be able to convey the entirety of a design in your development tech pack
  • Strong hand sketching skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • A positive enthusiastic attitude, the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, and a desire to learn more about garment construction.
  • 401(k) with an employer match
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Generous employee discount

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Additionally, the job responsibilities may change at any time as necessitated by business demands.

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