Associate Designer, RTW

Splendid, a contemporary lifestyle brand
New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Wholesale,Retail


The Associate RTW Designer will support our Designer by seeing the design process from start to finish of all RTW, working on line sheets, answering all requests, create all season sweater color palettes and follow up on all lab dips through to bulk, responsible for all fittings as well as coordinating samples and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful design process for all RTW SKUs for Splendid and all affiliated brands.


  • Research worldwide marketplace and interpret consumer and market needs as they relate to product categories
  • Research fabric, color, and design concepts
  • Participate in design meetings on ideas based on seasonal assignments regarding fabrication, style, silhouettes, functional features, fit, costs, and final execution feasibility
  • Provide technical drawings and CADs to communicate design concepts, including multiple views and detailed sketches as necessary
  • Create concept boards to communicate design and color direction to present at Buyer meetings
  • Initiate sample requests and maintain communication with vendors throughout the entire garment developing process
  • Attend fit sessions and collaborate with the Senior Design and Senior Technical Designer in reviewing samples
  • Comment on lab dips for trims and bulk fabric for production
  • Develop production worksheets and CADs


  • Bachelor’s Design in Fashion, Deign or a related field
  • Minimum 3+years’ experience design in women’s contemporary
  • Passionate, and positive can do attitude
  • Strong understanding of fashion trends and ready to wear
  • Knowledge of fabric and trims as well as strong relationships with resources
  • Must be highly proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must include portfolio to be considered

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