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Associate Designer - White House Black Market Outlets - Dresses

Brand: White House Black Market
Category: Fashion Design
Location:
Fort Myers, FL

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
Build and develop apparel product in partnership with Designer/Sr. Designer. Work closely with key cross functional partners to execute the outlet seasonal concept direction, line plan style needs, AUC requirements, and completion of product. Adhere to brand Integrity and execution of aesthetic through internal and external Design and Product Development. Continue to evolve Chico's product processes while maintaining focus on the Chico's customer.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Sr Designer/Designer in creating outlet product collections at the beginning of each season
  • Work cross functionally with key cross functional teams to design assortments through artwork print, silhouettes, and outfit coordination
  • Execute development interpretation in close partnership with Product Development. Communicate creative packages and deadlines to internal and external teams
  • Partner with Designer/Sr. Designer to utilize line plan to guide development needs
  • In partnership with Designer/Sr Designer and CAD Artist drive print development
  • Execute timelines on development calendar and line plan needs
  • Drive newness to the brand through comp shopping, trend and market research
  • Prepare and assist in seasonal product reviews to Sr. management and Merchant team
  • Attend all first Fits in partnership with Technical Design for styling and aesthetic comments/input
  • Partner with Fabric R&D team to identify and develop fabrications to meet the needs of the line and provide direction for seasonal fabric strategy
  • Stay abreast of trends both directional and an outlet retail level
  • Develop strong working relationships with vendors in partnership with Sourcing to ensure style development meets brand aesthetic

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-Year College Degree Preferred
  • 3+ years' in the apparel design industry
  • Outstanding sketching and Illustrator Skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Exceptional taste level desired for brands
  • Silhouette and trend forecasting ability
  • Affinity for working in a team environment
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Adobe Suite, Flex PLM a plus

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About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our boutiques, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.

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