Senior Technical Designer - Men's and Women's Underwear

Centric Brands
New York, NY, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Retail
About Us

Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women’s, men’s and kid’s apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty. Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company’s future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box. Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.


What could be more exciting than putting your mark on some of the world’s most famous and well-loved fashion brands? As a designer for Centric Brands, you’ll use your skills and creativity to create designs based on style plans, sales needs and emerging trends. You will also ensure that your work can be transformed into a finished product in a timely manner and at an appropriate price point. This means working not only with our technical design and production teams, but also building collaborative relationships with outside vendors and other external stakeholders. The challenges are exciting and the possibilities endless – as you contribute your skills in a vibrant, customer- and people-centric culture that celebrates you as a valuable member of the team.

Specific Responsibilities Would Include

This key hybrid role will work directly with Design and cross-functional teams to execute vision while achieving impeccable fit, construction and design aesthetics for men’s and woman’s branded underwear lines.

  • Partner with Design team to achieve aesthetic while adhering to a production time and action calendar
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to land on appropriate fit and functional intent for each product design
  • Utilizes 3D software to create initial patterns and block bodies prior to initiating development specs.
  • Create and maintain detailed tech packs including specs, tolerances, grading, detail sketches with construction/stitching and fit evaluation comments
  • Lead fit sessions on live models and mannequins to evaluate samples for fit, measurement, construction, pattern shaping and functionality.
  • Work directly with the design team to evaluate and communicate comments on fabric, trim, fabric prints, embellishment and color assessment.
  • Provide technical direction, internally and externally, on corrective actions needed to bring samples to brand fit and styling.
  • Issue grading guidelines to vendors after fit approval
  • Measure and evaluate garments from proto sample through TOP samples .
  • Maintain close partnership with production teams to maintain on-time delivery throughout the pre-production process and proactively monitor seasonal workload

Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have

  • Extensive knowledge of men’s and woman’s underwear silhouettes, construction, pattern making, sewing techniques, related textiles and trim
  • Must have technical understanding of body and how it applies to fit.
  • Knowledge of pattern making, construction, industry fit knowledge and grading
  • Ability to lead fittings, take detailed and accurate notes

In return, we provide an industry-competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision) that includes a matching 401 (k), Summer Fridays, generous PTO, merchandise discounts, excellent career development opportunities, and a work environment that reflects our industry leadership. Our social impact program, Centric Cares, focuses on volunteerism to make a difference in communities we live and work in and o ur D&I committee is shaping the future of diversity, equity and inclusion at Centric Brands though workshops, resources and inspiring conversation.

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Centric Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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