Fashion Design and Production Coordinator

Mestiza New York Inc.
New York, NY, USAWFH / Online
Posted 14 days ago
Full timeno requirements

Mestiza New York is continuing to grow our team. We are looking to hire a design and production associate with a focus on knits, lounge and soft accessories. This person should have an appetite for all things fashion, be highly organized, and show a genuine eagerness to be involved in a rapidly growing e-commerce startup.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with chief creative officer, RTW designer, merchandising team and factories to develop and produce knits, loungewear and soft accessories
  • Constant communicating with knitwear & lounge factories
  • Work with production coordinator to manage sample shipments
  • Maintaining shipping deadlines for sample and bulk production
  • Creating detailed tech packs for RTW, knits, lounge and soft accessories
  • Analyze designs and determine required resources and project deadlines.
  • Update and maintain tech packs throughout the season
  • Produce thorough and accurate technical drawings, including construction details, testing requirements, and packaging and labeling specifications
  • Implement design changes and contingency plans as necessary.
  • Collaborate with Merchandise team, RTW designer and chief creative officer to evaluate all styles during fittings, ensuring comments for strike-offs/lab dips/samples are submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensure quality control standards with vendors are followed
  • Protect brand integrity through fit continuity, upholding construction standards and consistency, ensuring all details uphold Mestiza brand identity
  • Evaluate muslin prototypes to ensure that they are free from defects.
  • Maintain a detailed work-in-progress log that is available for all team members to review
  • Maintain detailed costing sheets throughout season for all products
  • Lend support to RTW Design Team as needed with print & embellishment design
  • Collaborate with merchandising & RTW design team on season development
  • Ensure colors/prints/embellishments are consistent across factories and product categories

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in fashion, technical design, or a related field.
  • 0-3 years’ experience for junior positions.
  • Practical experience with software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Knowledge and experience with pattern-making
  • a natural tendency to spot trends in the marketplace
  • Deadline-driven, organized, resourceful

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