Technical Designer

Forever 21
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 7 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Forever 21 is a fashion industry leader making the latest trends accessible to all while inspiring unique style and confidence. With a renewed focus on the customer experience, the brand offers high style designs and fashion basics with compelling values and a dynamic store environment. While driving innovation across e-commerce and digital to expand access and convenience, the brand continues to strengthen its positioning as today’s preferred destination for the fashionable consumer. Forever 21 is located in more than 540 locations globally and online, and we’re seeking passionate and creative people to join our Forever family.


Technical Designer

is responsible for examining and measuring proto, fit, and top-of-production samples to ensure accurate execution of requested measurements, quality, construction, and overall fit of Forever 21 merchandise.

  • Compile information on all garment components including fit, fabric, construction, stitch, and trim into fit comment documents
  • Accurately measure garments to identify any fit issues
  • Collaborate with vendors on fit construction and problem-solve current and/or potential fit issues to avoid any inconsistencies in fit
  • Execute fit comments in a timely manner to ensure fit process stays in line with production and action timelines
  • Provide call-outs and critiques during fittings to verify that all issues are identified
  • Take detailed notes at all product fittings and clearly communicate all fit components to vendors
  • May approve samples to proceed to the production phase after a thorough evaluation of fit, measurement, pattern shaping, hanger appeal, and functionality
  • Issue grading guidelines to vendors after fit approval to ensure quality is kept consistent for the entirety of the production phase
  • Must have a high school diploma; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in fashion preferred
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience as a Technical Designer; knowledge of patternmaking a plus
  • Must have technical experience with multiple product classifications
  • Must possess a keen eye to identify fit issues and recommend solutions
  • Must have a strong understanding of garment construction and fabric types
  • Must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience using Web PDM is a plus
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to work in a fast-paced fashion environment
Additional Data

The salary range for this position is $62,162 - $74,779 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to position offered and work experience.In addition to your salary, Forever 21, and its affiliated brands, offers a benefits package, including 401(k) plan, overtime pay, flexible work schedule and a generous employee discount program (all benefits are based on eligibility). Additional information regarding the benefits for this position can be found in the Benefits Guide that is available in our Human Resources Department.

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