Assistant Wovens Designer Women’s Ready to Wear

FRAME
Culver City, CA, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

FRAME is an American fashion brand renowned for its collections in denim, cotton, leather and cashmere.

The company’s founders Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede strive to design a modern versatile wardrobe through signature denim fits, cotton shirting and coveted leather pieces.

Since the brand’s inception in 2012 in Los Angeles, California, FRAME has evolved from making handcrafted denim to offering ready-to-wear and accessories collections in the finest natural materials.

FRAME is committed to sustainable and fair manufacturing practices, balancing profit with a commitment to people and planet.

Today, FRAME is sold through its own retail stores and e-commerce as well as through leading department stores and boutiques across the world.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Head of Women’s RTW, the Wovens Assistant Designer will provide vital support to the Womens RTW Design Team. This role conducts research and assists the Wovens Designer in the creation of new product in line with the overall product strategy for Ready- to- Wear.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with designing the Ready- to- Wear collection under the direction of the Head of Women’s RTW.
  • Researches trends and brings newness and modernity to the FRAME aesthetic through inspiration and sketches presented to the Head of Women’s RTW.
  • Stay current on the Ready to Wear contemporary market while researching relevant lifestyle trends, product trends, color trends, fabric trends and new trims & garment details.
  • Provides mood, inspiration, and conceptual on brand imagery to Head of Women’s RTW continually
  • Helps to manage the design process from prepping looks with Creative Director through to production hand off.
  • Works with team to assure that design calendar deadlines are met and maintained.
  • Works on product execution up to SMS handoff to Production.
  • Assists the Design Team with send outs, tracking, sending, receiving, etc.
  • Owns assembling all Women’s Wovens BOMs, and placement sheets for all Woven styles in a timely and organized manner.
  • Attends fittings, works with the Tech team to ensure design intent and fits are properly executed under management of Wovens Designer. Updates sketches and tech packs accordingly.
  • Collaborates with Technical Designers and clearly communicates with overseas vendors to confirm desired garment construction and look.
  • Meets with trim vendors and fabric mills to research new ideas, details and trends while being on brand and seasonally appropriate.
  • Assists the Design Team with day to day tasks including scanning, sketching and prepping looks and boards seasonally.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of Fashion Design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or equivalent a plus
  • Exceptionally high taste level
  • Strong hand sketching ability
  • Strong Illustrator sketching ability
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Excel and Word needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Strong team player, and ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Full Circle experience a plus, or any PLM system knowledge required
  • Strong organization and detail orientation skills a must

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