Associate Designer, Women's Knits - Perry Ellis International Inc (New York, NY)
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:34 PM
JOB DESCRIPTION: Create designs within the agreed-upon market trends and that support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction from design director. Responsible for developing color palettes. Responsible for staying within the Time and Action Calendar. Responsible for design presentations to Sales Force, Merchandising and Customers. Monitors lab-dips, knit-downs, strike offs and handloom approvals. Direct the development of prints, trims, sweaters and embroideries. Ensure product design package is complete, accurate and handed off to product development team, tech department and vendors on time for prototypes and salesmen samples. Responsible for designing multiple sku plans for different brands with distinctly unique product assortments, four times per year. Domestic travel for design inspiration as well as for sales presentations with accounts buyers and trade shows. Leads technical design fittings, clearly defines go-forward directives and ensures that updates are executed SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Strong computer knowledge. Ability to learn how to design through new/advanced technology. (illustrator, Photoshop, U4RIA, PDM) In-depth knowledge of design techniques and processes across multiple categories. Strong listening skills and ability to interpret product feedback. Proven time management and organizational skills. Proven excellent presentation skills. Superior Taste level. Strong color sense. Knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, colorways, sewing techniques, graphics and trims. Ability to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body. Knowledge and good understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment. Ability to set a creative tone and to inspire ideas/new concepts; ability to conceptually visualize and build a line.
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