The Associate Designer for AVIA will be responsible for working closely with the Senior Designer and entire design team to create compelling, cohesive and comprehensive Active line that includes sports bras developed seasonally.
This is a full time position at our New-York, NY offices.
Duties and responsibilities
Research worldwide marketplace and interpret consumer and market needs as they relate to product categories
Research fabric, color, and design concepts continuously
Thorough understanding of the competitive landscape & ability to identify “white space” to deliver newness & drive sales.
Responsible for market research by attending relevant trade shows as well as “comp shop” to identify new/emerging trends
Propose fresh & innovative design ideas based on assigned product categories & seasonal needs including: fabrication, silhouette, functional & technical features, fit, costs, and final execution feasibility
Research, design and develop product & trims for areas of responsibility.
Provide technical drawings and CADs to communicate design concepts, including multiple views and detailed sketches as necessary
Create concept boards to communicate design and color direction to present at Buyer meetings
Initiate sample requests and maintain communication with vendors throughout the entire process from initial concept thru in-store delivery.
Attend and participate in bi-weekly fit sessions while collaborating with Senior Design and Senior Technical Designer to insure best fit is achieved while maintaining design aesthetic & target costs.
Partner with Sr Product Manager as needed regarding color comments, lab dip approvals & trims.
Develop production worksheets and CADs for final buys.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
3-5 + years’ experience as a designer in women’s activewear or sportswear industry
Strong understanding of fashion trends and women’s activewear preferred
Knowledge of fabric and trims as well as strong knowledge of garment construction
Able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Excellent organizational skills
Team player with a positive, proactive attitude is a must