Men's Designer • Culver City, CA

Outerknown
Culver City, CA, USA
Posted 6 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

At Outerknown, we're making every decision with the highest regard for the hands that build our clothes and the world we call home. From seed to suppliers to circular design, our mission is to protect our natural resources, empower the people crafting our clothes, and inspire change within the industry and beyond. We believe you shouldn't have to sacrifice style for sustainability - the two should be synonymous.

A place for community and product discovery, both paying homage to those that came before and continuing the legacy. We're looking for a Men's Apparel Designer with a minimum of 3-5 years experience to represent Outerknown and contribute to the creation, development, and execution of all products.

Requirements

  • Collaborate with the Director of Design to identify emerging trends and contribute to inspiration research.
  • Sketch styles and help to choose fabrics and trims.
  • Set-up tech packs with sketches, construction details and BOMS. Help communicate fit and construction details to Technical Design.
  • Communicate and follow-up with Product Development (PD) on style development details
  • Partner with PD on the status of styles in development to ensure product execution meets design intent
  • Review incoming samples to ensure they are correct – this includes fit, details, color, finishing, and wash
  • Understand our sustainability ethos and goals to ensure the fabrics and trims we choose meet our standards
  • Comment on lab dips and strike offs
  • Assist in fittings and help to update tech packs with any sketch or detail revisions
  • Develop, train and manage interns
  • Help pull samples and put together looks for photo shoots

Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of woven and knit garment construction
  • Strong creative skills and understanding of our brand aesthetic
  • Strong passion for apparel design with the ability to recognize and translate trend direction into brand appropriate producOrganized and self-motivated with the ability to multitask and work independently
  • Good communication and follow-up skills to effectively collaborate with Design, Merchandising, PD, and vendors
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in apparel design is preferred, and experience in the outdoor or surf industry is a plus.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Outerknown requires all employees to demonstrate proof of receiving all COVID-19 vaccinations that they are eligible for, as a condition of their employment.

This position will be based in our corporate office in Culver City, CA.

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