Assistant Fashion Designer - 76926

Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Posted 8 days ago
ContractorRetail Apparel and Fashion

Swoon's client, a major designer and retailer in the women's fashion and lingerie industry, is hiring!

Location: This role is HYBRID in Manhattan, NY (2-3 days/week)

Rate: 35-40/hr W2

Benefits: yes (health, vision, dental + 401k)

Duration: initial contract term of 3 months, with the potential to extend based on performance


The Assistant Designer is responsible for assisting with the creation of commercially viable product designs across collections. They coordinate and deliver brand-right designs that tie back to the overall concept and business strategy; encompassing style, color/print, fit and fabric for new/existing product lines.

Your Impact

  • Assist the design team in the creation of brand-right, commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/business strategy
  • Deliver design sketches/prototypes and provide clear specifications for construction
  • Build and maintain the sample room
  • Create flat sketches, CAD images and TPs to support the Team
  • In charge of updating the Design LS
  • Prepare design team for routine and milestone meetings, including the coordination of line presentation boards/tableaus and selection of product samples
  • Partner with technical design on fit and execution of prototypes, assisting with scheduled fittings and necessary follow-up
  • Track and organize development samples, ensuring they are delivered within required timelines and seamlessly passed off to key parties
  • Attend routine team meetings and key partner alignment sessions
  • Adapt designs based on feedback, incorporating for finalization
  • Apply processes to understand/anticipate the needs of the customer in order to exceed customer expectations and readily react to their needs
  • Utilize resources in sourcing new ideas, both internally and externally, and stay up to date on competitor research/trend analysis
  • Achieve set goals with acute attention-to-detail, tracking progress & anticipating potential issues
  • Pursue/embrace opportunities to personally grow and develop skills/competencies
  • Develop and understand the VS eye/brand identity and specific category
  • Build and maintain effective relations with key partners
  • Seek to improve process in order to deliver efficiently with speed/agility
  • Clear communication and share challenges, difficulties in a timely manner


  • Exceptional creative talent with a commercial fashion eye and detail in product styling/performance
  • Adobe suit proficient
  • Organized and able to manage several projects at the same time
  • Demonstrate passion for Lingerie and strong knowledge of the brand History and DNA
  • Able to take on board constructive criticism
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to recall information
  • Customer service philosophy
  • Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach
  • Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Solid understanding and ability to communicate construction instructions
  • Champion for change and able to react with speed and agility
  • Flexible and creative problem solver
  • Personal professionalism and accountability
  • Moderate travel
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft Office
  • Illustrator/Photoshop proficiency

Additional Preferred Experience

  • PLM experience is a plus
  • Entry level with some design experience in a comparable retail environment

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