Associate Technical Designer

New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 23 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Founded in 2018 by Ohad Seroya and Aviad Klin, Retrofête is a womenswear collection marked by its bold character, intricate detail, and sparkling embellishments. The New York-based label, which takes its name from a melding of synonyms for ‘vintage’ and ‘party’, channels disco-era after-hours through tastefully provocative, day-and-night silhouettes.

We are currently hiring an Associate Technical Designer -

Associate Technical Designer to be responsible for communicating fit, construction, and quality issues to overseas manufacturers. They will be in charge of maintaining fit consistency using fit models and dress forms. Will be required to review all aspects of BOM, Care, and labeling purposes. In this role, you will create and maintain technical aspects of the tech pack, including measurements, tolerances, graded measurement specs, detailed fit comments, and pattern corrections. The Associate Tech Designer will work closely with Senior Technical Designer, design, logistics, and sales teams from market stage through production. You will track and manage workflow to ensure that seasonal deadlines are met.


-Minimum of 3+ years of experience in Technical Design

-Experience fitting on models and determining fit corrections

-Experience in illustrating pattern corrections and fit comments

-Knowledge of apparel development process from inception through production, including but not limited to pattern making, grading, construction, and embroidery.

-Familiarity with current trends, color, and design and the ability to demonstrate a sense of style, creativity, and color to work with a designer in accomplishing a point of view

-Exceptional communication skills required.

-Organization and time management skills are essential.

-Computer skills including proficiency in software programs such as Excel, Illustrator, Photoshop

-Ability to multitask and be a team player

-Friendly with a can-do attitude

-Result-oriented, self-motivated, and able to take direction well

-Able to take ownership and responsibility of the project

-Pet Lover!

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