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Fashion Designer

Job Summary

Responsible for sketching, designing, and sewing clothing and accessories, including shoes, belts, coats, dresses, and shirts. Uses creative vision to make entire fashion lines or work for a fashion house.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Produce and create women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel, including, suits, casual wear, seasonal clothing, maternity, and intimate apparel.
  • Create preliminary sketches of designs.
  • Write specifications like color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements.
  • Choose colors, fabrics, and other materials.
  • Draw and cut out patterns.
  • Sew sections of material to form mockups or samples of garments or articles.
  • Test out pieces on models.
  • Create garment care labels.
  • Perform alternations as necessary.
  • Identify target markets and demographics for designs.
  • Meet with sales and management executives to discuss design ideas.
  • Develop products and accessories.
  • Collaborate with other designers and clients.
  • Generate press to promote lines.
  • Participate in runway shows that showcase the fashion.