Technical Fashion Designer

Belmont, CA, USA
Posted 15 days ago
Full time

Working at Ruti, Inc.:

RUTI, Inc. / is a rapidly expanding women's luxury brand with retail locations in some of the hottest shopping destinations on the west coast and a growing e-commerce store. We utilize a mix of a state-of-the-art private label, local offline presence, advanced technology, and innovative marketing to facilitate rapid year-over-year growth.

Are you passionate about technology and innovation, but in love with style and consumers? Do you dream to work for a fashion house but also be a part of a cutting-edge tech startup? Then your place is with Ruti, a rare combination of a left-brained and a right-brained in one company.

We strongly believe the best fashion businesses in the future will be innovative software companies. We are building one!

The Role:

Technical Fashion Designer will be accountable for maintaining and executing design aesthetics through consistent fit and construction that aligns to our customers' needs. You will be a strong collaborator and influencer with cross-functional partners and vendors and be able to translate design concepts into specifications for costing and first prototypes, by maintaining overall customer fit consistency. You will be responsible for providing direction to expand vendor capabilities and troubleshoot fit issues, as needed.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for measuring and evaluating construction on samples through written documentation, visual images, and technical sketches as needed to communicate detailed sample corrections
  • Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach
  • Communicate fit intent, balance and construction to vendors
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity
  • Evaluate garment to determine compliance of spec, construction and fit intent
  • Recommend raw material components to meet brand standard and uphold design intent
  • Collaborate with business partners to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent
  • Responsible for quality of services and advice in meeting business partner needs
  • Responsible for end results of team and shares responsibility over resources, budget and adherence to policies
  • Participates in fit sessions, taking notes, and taking photos for other team members

Who You Are:

  • 3+ years of experience working in technical design - significant experience with fabric and garment construction and manufacturing processes
  • Experience with multiple types of product categories: tops, bottoms, knits, wovens, denim, outerwear
  • Fashion Design Degree from an accredited University, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of design, merchandising, and product development priorities
  • Prior experience working in an apparel retail company
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions
  • Ability to sustain professional demeanor despite unscheduled work, revisions and short timelines
  • Strong aesthetic intelligence with a passion for style and fashion
  • Proactively solves problems and effectively manage multiple challenges
  • Demonstrated curiosity, motivated to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Competent with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Have the ability to multitask and handle multiple projects at once and be deadline oriented.
  • Must have strong communication skills (verbal and written) and work well within a team environment

Ruti, Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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