Senior Design Director, Woman’s Apparel – Specialty Fashion Retailer

Job Information

Our client is a leading specialty fashion retailer. They are currently seeking acreative, motivated, results oriented Senior Design Director who  possesses the ability to oversee the creation of original concepts that encompasses style, color and fabric as it relates to brand guidelines. This individual will be responsible for leading a team to translating the design vision from concept through production.


  • Create and evolve design, ensuring consistency with overall direction from and in collaboration with the brand manager and the creative director
  • Provide leadership and motivation for brand design team
  • Influence designers to provide inspiration and creative problem solving
  • Execute seasonal concept/color/theme into product development plan within calendar deadlines
  • Create original design concepts to ensure products meet product merchandiser assortment plan, consumer expectation and price point
  • Provide original, innovative product concept and designs to design team to initiate the start of seasonal development process
  • Source and select raw materials that are current with the trends in all raw material markets
  • Direct and select fabric, model silhouette, surface pattern and color
  • Oversee the final approved spec packs for development and production
  • Travel for trend, raw material and market research


  • 8 years of design experience for a leading fashion brand or retailer
  • BA degree, or advanced degree in design
  • Understands color perception and design ability
  • Exceptional ability to understand the needs of, and develop product resonating with the target market
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Excellent material sourcing capabilities in yarns, trims and fabrics
  • Highly experienced with seasonal color, trend and theme research and interpretation
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required

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