Free People Movement -Entry Level Activewear Designer

Free People
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Title: Design Assistant, FP Movement


From studio to street, FP Movement lives at the intersection of function and fashion celebrating bold colors and patterns. We believe in supporting and lifting each other up through the transformative power that is Movement. The Free People Movement Design Assistant's primary responsibility is to assist in facilitating the Design and Development process of private label product/apparel for Free People Movement. This role works in support of the designer and design team to design the Casual To/From category of product/apparel for the Free People Movement target customer. The To/From category takes the FP Customer from the studio to the street including elevated athliesure, heavy knits, fleeces and third pieces.


  • Support seasonal development calendar in partnership with designer/buyers/technical designers/production
  • Execute specific design development projects as assigned by the designer
  • Prepare development packages and participate in all communication and follow up related to each package in partnership with the Design Coordinator. Responsible for updating category styles in web PDM.
  • Manage development and execution of trim and artwork packages.
  • Set up spec sheets for all bodies. Communicate fit and construction details to Technical Design department. Complete all technical sketches for domestic and overseas programs.
  • Maintain an active role in the weekly Design Flow Meeting. Take notes and follow up on all outstanding issues.
  • Clearly communicate with internal and external partners, including overseas vendors.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with partners in Merchandising, Production, and Design
  • Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions
  • Ability to research and report on industry trend direction, color direction, and fabric innovations approximately 9-12 months ahead of season
  • Ability to recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the Free People target customer
  • Strong sketching skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Apparel Fashion Design or related area of study preferred.
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of apparel construction, fabric & trims
  • Understanding/desire to learn about fabric treatments as well as wash and dye techniques
  • Ability to communicate design ideas via sketching and computer programs.

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