Technical Designer, Aeropostale

Aéropostale
New York, NY, USA
Posted 14 days ago
TemporaryRetail Apparel and Fashion
Overview

The Technical Designer, in partnership with Design and Production teams, ensures all product is consistent with brand standards and seasonal design concepts for specific classifications. The Technical Designer leverages skills in garment grading/specifications, fit and construction, fabrics, sewing operations, and pattern making to fulfill these objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Work with design team to develop initial specs for each new season
  • Work with Department Director and Cross Functional partners on competitive fit analysis meetings, and other relevant meetings
  • Lead and conduct fittings for production communicating all pattern corrections to vendors
  • Use flat sketches and digital photo images as necessary to communicate corrections to a garment or pattern
  • Complete fit comments in a timely manner
  • Create and develop blocks fits for each category
  • Make pattern corrections to vendors’ patterns as necessary
  • Enforce company grade rules and tolerances, and quality standards
  • Establish fit consistency within each brand and across vendors
  • Mentor Assistant and/or Associate Technical Designers with all of the above

Qualifications

  • 4-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Degree in fashion design, knowledge of production pattern making
  • Knowledge of fabrics, trims and sewing operations associated with standard product types
  • A strong understanding of the Product Development and Manufacturing Processes in partnership with offshore manufacturer, domestic importing and/or foreign trading companies
  • Flexible, organized, team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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