Women’s Apparel Designer

Anaheim California
Required Experience: 4 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
LIRA, a rapidly growing lifestyle brand, looking for a Women’s Apparel Designer to join our growing family!

** This position requires a minimum of 3-5 years of professional level experience. Please be sure to submit the following:

1. Resume and Portfolio
Lira Women’s makes innovative product that redefines the rebellious lifestyle of women’s fashion. Lira Women’s was founded to create high quality made product that is both technically functional, affordable and uniquely stylish for her everyday fashion. Our goal is for women to feel confident, free and feel like their natural elegance, beauty and personality is reflected in what they are wearing.

The ideal candidate would have technical expertise to advance Lira women’s product innovation, as well as a passion for women’s fashion design and apparel manufacturing in general. The primary responsibility of the women’s designer is to manage the development process of product from design to final prototype, working directly with our creative team and production manager.

As we are a growing company, this forward-thinking position requires a unique mix of both design creativity and traditional product development skills. The ideal candidate would be well versed in both digital and paper patternmaking, possess intimate knowledge of apparel and swimwear construction, and have the ability to suggest and implement improvements in both design and production.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsibilities will include concepting initial mood, print and color direction.
• Researching trend direction and market analysis for appropriate categories.
• Must be able to thoroughly understand the needs of sales, pricing, style count etc and meet calendar deadlines.
• Responsible for designing the various categories for women’s division each season.
• Responsible for fitting all styles and preparing visual comments for factory.
• Creating and maintaining all technical packages for categories.
• Work hand in hand with product development to achieve the best possible product each season.
• This position is part of the existing women’s department; teamwork, collaboration and feedback with all team members is expected.
• Build, manage, and maintain the sample line, as per sales department needs
• Create and maintain tech packs: updating CADs
• Organize, create, and maintain standard block, specs, and other reference materials as needed.
• Communicate with factories to resolve issues with fit, construction, and TOP quality.
• Submit lab dips and determine lead-times with fabric mills..
• Collaborate with production manager for trim, send-out, and any related items.
• Organize, document, and maintain inventory status of trims and fabrics.
• Assist with fittings and photoshoots.
• Travel to local and overseas vendors.
Job Requirements
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Bachelors or AA Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent
• Experience and knowledge of garment construction in apparel and swimwear.
• 3-5 years professional work experience in a relative field

SKILLS & JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
• Knowledge of illustrator and/or Photoshop is a plus.
• Able to independently manage product of moderate to high complexity with minimal supervision.
• Must have good time management and organizational skills. Detail-oriented with excellent follow up skills. Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
• Demonstrate a solid knowledge of fit, patternmaking, and construction expertise, and knowledge of manufacturing processes.