Fashion Designer Job Description

fashion designer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Fashion Designer Job Description

A fashion designer, also called a “designer,” is the individual who creates fashion designs.

A designer’s expertise may be in clothing, accessories, footwear, or interiors.

A designer may work for one or more fashion houses, which are responsible for developing and promoting a designer’s products.

The designer may design for a particular season, an ad campaign, or for a particular client.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Fashion Designer to help us create the next line of clothes for our store. We want someone who is creative and has a good eye for detail. If you think you have what it takes, then we’d love to hear from you!

Fashion Designer Duties:

  • Develop and design women’s and men’s fashion apparel, coordinating with suppliers to ensure product availability
  • Produce technical specifications for product development
  • Provide input regarding fashion trends and body shapes to staff for product design
  • Develop layouts and patterns for products
  • Assist in development of product specifications
  • Develop designs by directing the creation of sketches
  • Assist with creating samples
  • Oversee sales efforts
  • Provide input to marketing strategies
  • Familiarize with sourcing, production, and marketing
  • Maintain confidentiality about company’s products, customers, and employees
  • Produce trend reports and market analyses
  • Familiarize with sewing and construction processes
  • Oversee quality control and testing on products
  • Assist with meeting deadlines
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and sanitary work environment

Fashion Designer Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop original apparel concepts for women, men, and children, in compliance with established brand standards, fashion trends, and material sourcing efforts
  • Understand brand/customer/product/market trends, and incorporate them into garment designs
  • Design, develop, and produce original apparel and accessories, including fit, quality, and functionality
  • Create fit and fabrication models; select appropriate materials, fabrics, trims, and embellishments according to brand guidelines, current trends, market insights, and seasonal adjustments
  • Develop color palettes for apparel and accessories, and incorporate them into garment designs
  • Develop costing models, including standard and non-standard inventory, and calculate labor, materials, and overhead costs
  • Develop frequent reports for project tracking and management
  • Develop and identify sourcing strategies
  • Understand, follow, and enforce safety standards and regulations

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, merchandising, or related field
  • 2+ years experience in a professional clothing design position
  • Excellent understanding of commercial sizing
  • Knowledge of textile care
  • Experience in garment construction
  • Knowledge of pattern drafting, and pattern alteration

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, nationalities, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We also welcome veteran and disability applications.

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