Activewear Fashion Designer at Haute Hijab

Haute Hijab

Activewear Fashion Designer

Full-Time in New York, NY - Mid Level

Haute Hijab (www.hautehijab.com) is the leading US brand for Muslim women, making it easy to look beautiful while adhering to faith. Our customer base is global and sophisticated; customers anticipate and enjoy the highest quality in selection, customer service, and overall shopping experience.

For our Manhattan office, we’re looking for a Technical Fashion Designer to join our fast-growing team as we build a global fashion brand dedicated to celebrating and empowering the hijab-wearing woman.

The ideal candidate would have experience in activewear and/or performance apparel and be familiar with newer technology fabrics and smart textiles. They would also be a spirited, friendly person, loaded with lots of positive energy and a genuine passion for helping others.


FACTS ABOUT US

  • We’re a small passionate team of doers
  • We’re a tech startup with love for fashion and design
  • We empower women leaders and admire independent thinkers
  • We love different, creative and smart people who take pride in what they do

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and unify creative execution of product
  • Work closely with creative director and execute projects in a timely fashion
  • Work with creative director to research themes, moods, and directions for collections
  • Liaise with merchandising and marketing department to design innovative new products that cater to customers’ needs
  • Research and develop a deep understanding of the customer and her needs
  • Regularly communicate with merchandising and production on product assortment
  • Visit manufacturers or trade shows to collect fabric samples
  • Work closely with sample-makers to develop prototypes
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in fashion design
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • 3-5 years experience working as a fashion designer
  • Strong project management skills
  • Must be an excellent problem solver and team player
  • Must be very organized, with a strong ability to multi-task
  • Absolutely must be a self-starter and know how to take initiative
  • Be familiar with current fashion trends/colors and research designs that will appeal to consumers
  • Knowledge of fabric/yarn construction
  • Ability to manage, coach and develop others
  • Ability to sketch freehand to create design ideas
  • Strong proficiency of Adobe CS for the creation of flat sketches and tech pack development
  • Be familiar with the NYC garment district and the swatching process