Fashion Designer (L'Academie Brand)

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Please submit a portfolio or work samples relevant to our brand, L'Academie.

Meet the Owned Brand division of REVOLVE:

REVOLVE is the next-generation fashion retailer for millennial and Generation Z consumers. As a trusted, premium lifestyle brand and a go-to source for discovery and inspiration, REVOLVE delivers an engaging customer experience from a vast yet curated offering of over 45,000 products. Founded in Los Angeles in 2003 by co-CEOs, Michael Mente and Mike Karanikolas, REVOLVE’s family of brands includes their luxury offering, FORWARD, and a portfolio of 24 owned brands such as Lovers + Friends, Tularosa, NBD and RAYE.

The Owned Brand division within REVOLVE is an industry-leading fashion design and production house based in Los Angeles. Leveraging the power of REVOLVE’s data driven merchandising, combined with raw creative talent results in an unparalleled ability to identify a specific market niches, developing brands that each have their own identity, designed with a distinct consumer interest and personality in mind.

At REVOLVE the most successful team members have the thirst and creativity to redefine fashion retail for the 21st century, making REVOLVE THE leading online retail destination targeted towards Millennial and Generation Z consumers seeking premium fashion. With a team of 1,000 strong, we are a dynamic bunch that are motivated by getting the company to the next level. It’s our goal to hire high-energy, diverse, bright, creative, and flexible individuals who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. In return, we promise to keep REVOLVE a company where inspired people will always thrive.

Some of the sweetest perks we offer aren’t in a typical benefit package like hefty discount on items we carry – as in 50% or more off retail prices, free weekly lunches, and pretty rad company parties.

To take a behind the scenes look at the REVOLVE “corporate” lifestyle check out our Instagram @REVOLVEcareers or #lifeatrevolve.

Are you ready to set the standard for Premium apparel?

Main purpose of the position:

This is full-time role for an experienced, talented Designer specific to the aesthetic to the

Contemporary segment. This individual should not only have knowledge working with elevated

garments, but also have experience in all aspects of design from the development to

production (i.e. launching new products from sketch). This Designer will be responsible for the

research, development, sketching, development of tech packs and sample management for

each season across multiple brands. The Designer will also work effectively with cross

functional partners to ensure product integrity and fit consistency. He or she will be an out of

the box thinker and leader who exudes passion and knowledge within their role.

Position responsibilities and daily tasks:

  • Able to complete the execution of a brand or category with the minimal direction of a senior level Designer for the Contemporary category
  • Create detailed technical flats and line guides; this includes intricate CAD work, detailed construction details for review with Lead Designer. This includes thoughtful and intentional interior construction work and ability to execute on those CAD’s independently
  • Assist in conceptualizing and creating compelling product for the segment for all monthly deliveries
  • Create moodboards, technical flats and lineguides
  • Source and choose materials for product with minimal guidance
  • Attend designated fittings
  • Build CADs/Tech Packs/construction Detail Pages/maintain BOMs
  • Partner with tech designers to align design vision and complete fitting independently
  • Partner with Product Development ream to retrieve fabric/FBO costing and suggest alternate options in order to meet requirements
  • Cultivate and train assistants which includes refining their design development process
  • Complete ad hoc assignments as assigned by management

Required Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong garment development process, fabrics, patterns and construction
  • Strong hand sketching ability
  • Strong sense of color story, style and fit terminology
  • Strong ability to clearly communicate silhouettes and detailed garment construction through tech pack creation and CADS
  • Strong ability to design within cost parameters/wearability
  • Ability to recolor artwork and prints
  • Knowledgeable and consistently up-to-date with market/runway trends and good understanding of the REVOLVE customer
  • Ability to translate Sales Data and apply into design range and product scope within the brand’s identity
  • High knowledge of design details and interior garment construction
  • Self-motivated, positive and dependable attitude
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Effective time management and ability to stay organized
  • Flexible and adaptable to a very fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to a very fast-paced environment
  • Must be able and willing to lift and carry up to 10 lbs., perform frequent repetitive finger, hand and wrist motions, as well as, bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-6+ years in Fashion Design
  • Must have leadership or management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a must
  • Advanced visual and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of fabrics across categories

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fashion Design degree or in a similar related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Gmail
  • Advanced knowledge of garment construction and fit

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