Designer, Denim, Aeropostale

Aéropostale
New York, NY, USA
Posted 14 days ago
TemporaryRetail Apparel and Fashion
Overview

The Designer, Denim in partnership with the cross functional team (Merchandising, Production, Graphics, etc.) drives the design and execution of a large product classification. The Designer proactively seeks opportunities to ensure trend right, relevant product and achieve the financial goals of the category while supporting the brand. As a leader within the Design department, the Designer supports and participates in all applicable company wide initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to maximize the business.
  • Support and participate in all relevant company wide initiatives as they arise. Lead team in adjusting to changing priorities.
  • Translate seasonal concept into fully articulated line for product classification.
  • Lead the design team in the execution of the line.
  • Collaborate with concept team to incorporate key silhouette, color or print for seasonal concept.
  • Work with merchandising to create seasonal direction in silhouette, fabric and concept that is true to the overall design direction and utilizes current sales information.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team to creatively solve problems throughout the product development process and adhere to cost challenges
  • Mentor, train & develop Designer/Associate/ Assistant Designer. Delegate tasks, monitor progress, and provide feedback.
  • Use trend intelligence and an understanding of the current and historical business to design a line that is relevant to the customer and reflects the Aeropostale brand.
  • Conduct in depth seasonal competitive research on fabric, wash and fit
  • Understand the intricacies of the production process in denim fabrications, construction and wash process.
  • Send all new fabric/yarn requests to overseas factories for sourcing purposes.
  • Create and manage tech packs including detailed sketches, some garment construction, fabric, trimmings, etc.
  • Manage deadlines in accordance with the corporate calendar.
  • Lead the aesthetic of all fits and styling details. Collaborate with Technical Design to establish blocks. Actively participate in fit sessions.
  • Stay aware of industry trends and market competitors.
  • Adhere to the design team budget and invoice process.

Qualifications

  • Strong conceptual design ability, color sense, and graphic sensibility
  • Proven understanding of the youth market and Aero customer
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Competency working with Excel, Photoshop, & Illustrator
  • Possible domestic travel approximately three times a year

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