Men's Sr. Tops Designer

AG Jeans
Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 18 days ago
$100,000 — $150,000 / year
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

AG is currently seeking a Designer who will oversee Men’s Tops collection each year as well as participate in competitive shopping and market research. The Sr. Designer will work closely with cross-functional partners in Tech Design, Merchandising and Production on fit and costing ensuring the integrity of the product is maintained through the entire design/production process. This position currently has one direct report and you would be expected to lead, mentor & build a strong team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design and all related functions of seasonal line development for Men’s tops (woven’s & knits).
  • Own the whole design process from beginning to end--- concept through developmental (tech packs and fittings).
  • Research market to determine trends in color, theme, fabric, trim and style. Work closely with upper management to development seasonal inspiration boards for color, style, art, theme and trim.
  • Develop original textile designs including prints, yarn-dye plaids and stripes, screen prints, and embroideries.
  • Work on a daily basis directing Textile and Graphic Artists.
  • Create initial designs/styles/spec sheets.
  • Work with Technical Designers to ensure proper fit and end look.
  • Designate specific art placement of screen prints, embroideries, and appliqués for Pattern Design and Graphic Artists.
  • Review art strike-offs with upper management for aesthetic approval.
  • Present concepts to upper management and customers.
  • During seasonal development, review color throughout lab dip process to ensure desired color is achieved.
  • Must have the ability to read color and make technical color and design comments.
  • Complete all tasks according to corporate calendar. Must fully understand definition of each line item.
  • Accuracy and follow through in all aspects of the job are essential.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BA Degree from Art and Design college, major in Apparel Design.
  • 5-7 years contemporary men’s wear design experience required.
  • Must have a top notch taste level and a steady eye on the American retail market.
  • Excellent understanding of trends and how they relate to the brand.
  • Knowledge of wovens and knits.
  • Excellent portfolio with a strong eye for color /prints and trim details.
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Private label design and manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to shoulder feedback and communicate directly.
  • Prefer passionate individual who will thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

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