Associate Fashion Designer

United States
Posted 9 hours ago
Full time

A nod to the glamour and exuberance of decades past, the New York-based label takes its name from a melding of synonyms for “vintage” and “party.” Enlivened with “more-is-more” energy, Retrofête blurs the line between day and night, creating a life-of-the-party aesthetic within each design. The iridescence of the sequins, modern meets vintage denim, and sophisticated silk silhouettes—each detail elevates a feeling of nostalgia with a fashion forward take on confident and sexy styles.

Retrofete is hiring an Associate Fashion Designer


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design (open to associate degree if it’s a candidate with strong experience)
  • 3-4 years experience working on a design team (advanced contemporary / luxury experience is a plus)
  • Competent in all stages of the design process
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Proficient in Adobe photoshop and illustrator, Procreate, and Excel
  • Proficient sewing, draping, and sketching skills
  • Strong time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of construction and luxury finishings

** Strong technical background is preferred


  • Collaborate with the design team and Creative Director to develop design concepts through research, draping, textile manipulation, and other exploratory techniques
  • Assist in the sketching process under the direction of the Head of Design to complete design phase in a timely manner to ensure all calendar deadlines are met
  • Create and launch detailed tech packs, ensuring that all design elements and specifics of garment construction are clearly communicated and resolved in pass off
  • Follow up with overseas factories on a daily basis regarding new developments, techpacks, and style updates
  • Attend fittings and collaborate with factories to ensure the design's intention is accurately realized and fit comments are clearly communicated
  • Ensure all designs are market-ready and all necessary information is communicated to merchandising, sales, and production

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