Technical Designer, Women's RTW
Client Overview: Founded in 1972 and set out with the aim to create design-led, fashionable clothing. Today, a well-known contemporary clothing, accessories and homeware brand that offers eco-conscious pieces and accessible, quality products that stand the test of time.
Position Overview: The Fashion Technical Designer will work with the US President, UK Head of Design, Fashion Designer, Fashion Director, and internal teams to develop design solutions through the construction phase.
Technical Designer Responsibilities:
- Fit Consistency Mastery: You will lead the effort to establish and maintain consistent fit standards for the brand, ensuring that every product aligns with our vision and customer expectations.
- Specs and Grading Expertise: Your role involves creating and upholding comprehensive specs and grading guidelines for all product categories within our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.
- Factory Collaboration and Training: Collaborating closely with factories and team members, you will impart your fit DNA expertise, ensuring that everyone understands and adheres to our brand's fit standards. Your role also includes training and mentoring team members.
- Numerical and Geometric Proficiency: Your capability to work effectively with numbers and shapes will be essential, as you analyze and interpret data to ensure precise fit and pattern adjustments.
- Product Insight: Possessing a keen eye for product aesthetics, fit, and shapes, you will contribute valuable insights to enhance product design and execution.
- Mathematical Excellence: Your profound understanding of mathematics and the intricate relationship between fit alterations, patterns, and specifications will be crucial in your role.
Technical Designer Qualifications:
- Team Collaboration: Effectively working with team members is a prerequisite.
- Brand Understanding: Experience working within a brand environment and translating its essence into technical design elements is a key requirement.
- Technical Design Proficiency: 4+ years of hands-on experience in technical design, demonstrating your mastery of pattern making, fit technology, and specification.
- Overseas Communication: Your ability to articulate technical needs effectively to overseas partners is vital in maintaining seamless collaboration.