Associate Fashion Designer Job

Job Description

  • Job Title Associate Fashion Designer Job


The associate designer will work under the management of the design director and in collaboration with the senior designer to engineer western wear (for women) for the following: 1) Export quality chic and classy haute couture (made-to-measure) for western markets. 2) High quality hip and trendy pret-a-porter (ready-to-wear) for Pakistan. The individual needs to be innovative and must be passionate to take on the challenge of constantly creating and delivering high quality products for the local and foreign markets. In addition, the individual should have a knack for appreciating arts and music and have an understanding of how fashion, art, and music all gel together.Job SpecificationRESPONSIBILITIES· Sketch designs and write specifications such as colour schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements. · Understand design from a technical perspective for producing technical specifications of designs, patterns and toiles.· Co-ordinate with workers involved in cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments including fitting, detailing and adaptations. · Assist in cutting patterns and material according to patterns. · Review and recommend materials and production techniques to be used for products. · Assist in sewing together sections of material to form mockups or samples of garments or articles, using sewing equipment. · Examine sample garments on and off mannequins; then modify designs to achieve desired effects. · Plan and develop new products in line with the company’s product release cycles. · Keep up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes. · Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status. · Review garment magazines and manuals in order to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences. · Test fabrics or oversee testing so that garment care labels can be created. · Liaise closely with sales, buying and production teams on an on going basis to ensure the product suits the customer, market and price points. · Source, select and buy fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments to complete designs. · Adapt haute couture designs for ready to wear mass production.COMPETENCIES· Excellent command in designing, pattern making and draping.· Strong command over Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.· Good understanding of local and international trends, colours, fabrics, western embellishments/embroidery and the ability to forecast.· Interest in arts and music.In addition, the individual must also demonstrate the following competencies:· Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time.· Dependability: Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.· Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, meets productivity standards, completes work in timely manner and strives to increase productivity. · Safety and security: Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, uses equipment and materials properly.NOTE:This position is based in Lahore. Interested individuals should forward their CVs.

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