Senior Designer - Fashion Accessories/Jewelry/Swim/Sleep/Soft Gifting

New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 hours ago
Full timeRetail

The Senior Designer creates and develops a marketable fashion accessories line through the vision and illustration of design concepts appropriate for the Talbots customer. The primary function of the position is to innovate and adopt new fashion accessories design ideas on a seasonal basis.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Research global and domestic markets to identify new trends, fabrics and techniques
  • Create and execute innovative design concepts to fill the needs of the line plan and account for departmental development and adoption ratios
  • Ensure product is consistent with market trends while maintaining the Talbots brand integrity and business strategy
  • Execute silhouette, fit and styling direction
  • Drive seasonal framework to ensure creative ideas and business goals are in tandem.
  • Set seasonal fabric and yarn direction -- work with Fabric R&D on research and development of qualities
  • Maintain communication with Product Development, Merchandising and Sourcing teams
  • Present collection at Sketch Presentation and Line Presentation
  • Adhere to cross-functional calendar and attends all meetings as required
  • Approve and oversee execution of tech packs
  • Remain aware of overall merchandising vision as line is designed
  • Continue to develop and increase understanding of Talbot’s customer
  • People Management:
  • Responsible for the selection, development and retention of team members
  • Mentor, coach and counsel direct reports on performance expectations
  • Provide a positive, challenging work environment

Salary range: $120,000-140,000

Internal and External Relationships:

Internal Product Development, Merchandising, Fabric and Color teams, Technical Design

External Fabric Mills, Factory Representatives, Vendors


  • Degree in Fashion Design
  • 10+ years’ experience
  • Proficient with computer programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office
  • Working experience using MS Teams, a plus
  • Prior sweater and cold weather design experience preferred
  • Superior time and project management skills; able to shift gears seamlessly and take the ball across the finish line
  • Effective communicator with an eye on successfully managing expectations
  • Proven ability to communicate and influence diverse level of talent to achieve results
  • Strong management skills
  • Ability to sketch and execute flats and technical sketches
  • Ability to illustrate or execute ideas in a concept board format
  • Knowledge and experience working in textile and yarn research as it relates to garment development
  • Knowledge and experience working with pattern makers, sample makers, technical designers.
  • Knowledge and experience with CAD design
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills

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