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Company:  Madewell
Location: 

Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Date:  Mar 27, 2021

Designer - MWL Athleisure Knits

Designer – MWL Athleisure Knits 

(Reports to Sr. Designer) 
 

 

You’ve got to… 

  • Get us – a passion for the brand that shows up in everything you do, everyday. 

  • Be a strategic thinker – spend time and energy on what drives the greatest results. 

  • Look under rocks, be curious, ask questions and use your smarts to think boldly and do the right thing. 

  • Be a team player – cultivate productive relationships with cross-functional business partners. 

  • Communicate consistently, with purpose and an understanding of your audience. 

  • Be a multi-task master – make quick decisions under tight timelines. 

  • Be nimble and comfortable with change. 

  • Work independently and take the lead, even when all of the pieces are not in place. 

  • Articulate your point of view and have the courage and conviction to stand up for your beliefs. 

  • Have a great fashion aesthetic and be all over what’s happening in the industry. 

  • Always be on, up for anything and ready to have fun along the way. 

 

 

We want you to… 

  • Design and develop 4 seasonal cut & sew knit Athleisure collections encompassing Lifestyle, At Home, and Activewear Light apparel product 

  • Manage creative and technical development of product within merchandise assortment strategy. 

  • Research seasonal trends, fabrics, stripes, color, and graphics.  

  • Collaborate with Merchandising, Production, Fabric, and Technical Design teams to achieve product execution and maintain design integrity. 

  • Help Conduct fittings 

  • Design novelty trims 

  • Create techpacks for all development samples, including sketches, construction details, and layouts. 

  • Manage approval of all wash, fabric quality, trim, thread, and lab dip submits. 

  • Domestic and overseas travel for design research and product development.   

 

 

Oh, and by the way, you… 

  • 4-6 years minimum Design experience 

  • High taste level, understanding of brand aesthetic, and creative ability 

  • Ability to manage and develop an assistant designer 

  • Experienced technical knowledge of Athleisure design, construction, and fit a must 

  • Experienced technical knowledge in seamless knits a plus 

  • Technical knowledge of performance fabrics and finishes 

  • Knowledge of seasonal silhouette, fabric, and color trends 

  • Strong illustration and presentation skills 

  • Proven ability to research and apply market and fashion trends 

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and work efficiently 

  • Detail oriented and strong follow through 

  • Strong organizational, communication, and written skills 

  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Flex PLM, Microsoft Word, and Excel 

  • BA Fashion Design 

 

 


We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law. 

 

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.


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