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Freelance Technical Fashion Designer

Company: Kelly Faetanini LLC
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

About the company:

Kelly Faetanini is a rapidly growing wedding dress brand that sells wholesale to bridal boutiques around the world and has recently expanded by opening their first retail bridal store in New York City. The brand has become synonymous with femininity, romance and the essence of a classic soul with a modern twist. Keeping her customers in mind, many of her gowns feature customizable options and unique selling features.

At Kelly Faetanini, everything we do in our business is focused on creating a better experience for our customers to truly give them a "wow" experience that is untouchable. We are a dynamic and fast paced company focused on finding innovative ways to better serve our customers. We are a growth mindset group that is always striving to have a positive impact in our industry.

About the position:

Kelly Faetanini is looking for a Freelance Senior Technical Designer. This position is a hybrid position which will require IN PERSON fittings in our Hoboken, NJ office. Communication and comments can be done remotely but in person is required for all physical fittings.

We conduct 4 fittings per season which takes place over the course of 6 months when we launch a new collection. We produce 2 collections per year so it would be expected to conduct 8 fittings per year that last a few days for each fitting.

*Specific Responsibilities*

* Review, measure, and evaluate sample fit from proto stage to production TOPs
* Preparing and evaluating fit on the model & dress form with accuracy and speed
* Taking notes and photos of evaluation of samples during model fittings
* Distribute the specs to appropriate factories, and complete revisions on a timely basis.
* Review garments against previously requested specifications for fit and construction
* Communicate with overseas team members on all technical issues, fit changes, providing technical expertise on how to correct or achieve a desired look, with ensuring that there is correlation between correction and updated spec.
* Able to set basic priorities for own workload in order to hit tight deadlines.
* Help to track samples received and approvals with the following production calendar.
* Keep and maintain accurate records of all technical details of each garment

*Following Design direction for aesthetic.*

* Understand the end to end product development process from concept to delivery.
* Good Time Management Skills with ability to set priorities and review with designer.
* Ability to work in a fluid, FAST PACED, multi-channel environment.
* Understanding of complex pattern principles and how to resolve challenging fit issues.

*Skills & Requirements*

* Bachelor's degree in Apparel/Technical Design, Textile Sciences or a related field.
* 7+ years of experience in technical design of apparel is a MUST, bridal a plus
* Advanced knowledge of apparel development process from inception through production, including but not limited to: pattern making, grading, construction manufacturing, embroidery, materials, and machinery used in apparel.
* MS Excel, Word, Adobe, PLM experience.
* Knowledge of computer pattern making software is plus
* Good communication skills
* Experience working with overseas teams.

Job Types: Contract, Part-time

Pay: $35.00 - $50.00 per hour

Experience:
* Garment construction: 5 years (Preferred)
* Fashion design: 7 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Kelly Faetanini LLC, Hoboken , Freelance Technical Fashion Designer, Other , Hoboken, New Jersey

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