Senior Designer Womanswear Woven


Mamiye Brothers is America’s premier designer, distributor, manufacturer and marketer of the most desirable brands of apparel for women, children and infants. With a 70 year legacy in the industry, Mamiye Brothers has been built on a longstanding commitment to excellence, integrity, quality, innovation and best in class service.

Our experienced team of professionals build distinctive product lines with comprehensive and expert design talent, seasoned global production and sourcing expertise and leading and relevant marketing strategies focused for each of our apparel brands. We distribute our products to a wide range of retailers and channels both on-line and through 13,000 stores globally.

For one of our women’s wear brands in Europe - Scotch & Soda -, we are currently seeking a talented and passionate senior designer with a focus on women's wovens.

ABOUT Scotch & Soda

Born in Amsterdam, Scotch & Soda celebrates the free spirit of its birth city. Endlessly optimistic, we champion individuality, authenticity, and the power of self-expression to create the unique – an attitude reflected in our designs. The Scotch & Soda collections include menswear, womenswear, kidswear, denim, eyewear, fragrances, and accessories.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Women's Wear Designer (Soft wovens – Dresses, Tops and skirts) for Scotch & Soda, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our team of designers in the 'whole wovens' category. Your creativity, attention to detail, and passion for fashion will contribute to the development of our women's wear collections.

The ideal candidate will have a confident design vision with a strong understanding of pattern cutting and garment construction, draping on the stand as well as more structured tailoring. They will lead the development of silhouette, fabric/ trims, building out concepts briefed by the Design Director, ensuring clear storytelling and themes fitting within the brand.

You will report directly to the Designer Director and will mentor a junior designer who will be shared across the whole woven category.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the entire design process, from concept, fabric development, proto handover, fittings and production finalization.
  • Researching and identifying trends that work within the brand strategy, translating these into products that aline with the seasonal concept direction.
  • Develop design concepts through research, vintage sourcing, drape, textile manipulation and other relevant experimentations.
  • Working to the Divisional Calendar to meet deadlines.
  • Be able to work to a commercial Range Plan each season, collaborating with the Merchandising team on market needs, essential product, and seasonal newness.
  • Preparing all sketches for divisional presentations and responsible for the follow up of each style.
  • Prepare sketches and detailed tech packs to hand over to product development team, ensuring all design elements and garment construction details are clearly communicated and resolved.
  • Working closely and communicating daily on challenges and changes that arise during the development of styles. Partner with the Product Developer to ensure a smooth work flow each season.
  • Understanding and sourcing qualities, trims and details that fit in the Scotch and Soda aethetic.
  • Work closely with the Design Team to align design aesthetics, seasonal details, and creative big ideas.
  • Attend and lead fittings, collaborating with product developer to ensure design intention, silhouette and proportion is correctly executed and fit comments are communicated, with consideration of wearability, sales commerciality and production capability.

Your Playground:

Imagine working in a breathtaking restored church along Amsterdam's picturesque canals, where creativity flows as smoothly as the water. Here, our creative teams (design, product development, merchandise, and more) come together to shape the fashion industry's future.

  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or a related field.
  • A strong portfolio and 5+ years of experience in fashion design, showcasing experience in soft woven women's wear
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adober Illustrator for digital design work
  • High level fabric knowledge of woven qualities, plus a strong technical understanding of silhouette, construction and finishings.
  • Strong trend awareness and ability to translate trends into commercial designs as well as the skills to convey design concepts effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.

Application process

Phone call with the recruiter

One of our recruiters will review your application and get in contact with you if there's a match

First interview

Upon a successful phone screening, we will invite you for an interview

Short assignment or second interview

Depending on the role, we will ask you to complete a short assignment or invite you for the second interview.


You will receive an offer as soon as we make a selection - good luck!


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