Mens and Womens Accessories Designer

Vineyard Vines
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Reports To: VP of Men's Design & Senior Director of Women's Design

Overview: This individual will be responsible for collaborating with the Men's and Women's Design Directors to design and develop all product categories for the men's and women's collections.

Functions & Responsibilities:

* Responsible for creating original and innovative accessory designs each season in conjunction with the Design Director of Men's and Women's that are on concept, brand appropriate and trend right

* Create and present key trends boards of fabric and silhouette direction to Design Directors and Merchandising Teams ensuring that all recommendations cover line plan and business needs

* Partner with Design Directors to refine seasonal concept, materials, hardware and color palette for accessories collections

* Meeting design calendar deadlines

* Responsible for timeline adherence; ensuring all Design Cards/artwork is accurate

* Work with team to develop new fabrications, silhouettes, embellishment and embroidery while also updating successful existing silhouettes

* Work closely with cross functional teams - Product Development, Merchandising, and Production to ensure information flow is accurate throughout the development through production process

* Create detailed technical flats for presentation and design packs

* Prepare design packages in Blue Cherry Web pdm system

* Assist in all aspects of daily follow-up with external and internal partners

* Participate in group meetings, fabric shows and trend shopping


* 4-5 years of experience working in accessory design

* Experience in all accessory categories: men's & women's

* Excellent creativity, a high taste level and a strong understanding of the Vineyard Vines aesthetic

* Innate knowledge of fashion and trends with the ability to focus into the new direction each season that is brand appropriate

* Knowledge of manufacturing, materials, hardware, leather and trim sourcing with strong relationships and resources

* Experience designing Home related products a plus

* Computer skills: Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills, Microsoft Excel, a web pdm type program

* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Strong time management skills and ability to thrive in a face paced environment; excellent delegation skills

* Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team

* Upbeat, positive attitude