(Senior) Designer Womenswear - Soft Woven

OUR COMPANY

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 experienced 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.



As an experienced Designer Womenswear (Soft wovens – Dresses, Tops and skirts) reporting to the Design Director for the Scotch & Soda brand, 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.

In our team, we prefer a friendly and collaborative environment over formal titles and hierarchies. While we're seeking individuals with extensive experience for the role of (Senior) Designer, we believe in flat hierarchy and teamwork. Therefore, regardless of your level of experience, you'll simply be known as a Designer. We value the contributions of each team member equally, fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture.



What you'll do:

  • Lead the design and development of high-quality products, demonstrating expertise in product and manufacturing techniques, a good understanding of pattern cutting and garment construction.
  • Independently manage and oversee the entire product category, from concept to completion, while providing guidance and feedback to other team members.
  • Take the lead in researching and selecting fabrics, ensuring an in-depth understanding of material properties and industry trends.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of market trends, consumer preferences, and industry competition.
  • Create and manage color cards, collaborating with the team to maintain a cohesive and trend-forward color palette.
  • Proactively contribute to the team's success by encouraging collaboration, sharing insights, and supporting group projects.
  • Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills by managing tasks and responsibilities efficiently.

  • Build and present inspiration boards, showcasing a keen sense of aesthetics and an ability to think ahead for both individual categories and the overall brand.

What you'll have

  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design, Textile Design, or a related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience (indicative 7+ years) in fashion design with a focus on product development and manufacturing.
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of successful products and designs.
  • In-depth knowledge of fabrics, manufacturing processes, including patternmaking and garment construction, and industry trends.
  • Strong leadership and initiative-taking abilities, ability to give constructive feedback
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Photoshop to execute design tasks effectively.



What you'll get:

🏢 Join a passionate design team working at our iconic design studio by the Amsterdam canals on Keizersgracht

👕 Dress to impress with 28% employee discounts on our webshop and VIP access to sample sales for friends & family, showcasing our latest collections at discounted rates

🍽️ Enjoy our scrumptious freshly prepared lunch meals for just 3.90, along with all-day coffee, drinks, and snacks to keep you energized and refreshed

🏋️ Discounted access to ClassPass, empowering you to explore a variety of fitness and wellness classes for a balanced lifestyle!

🧘 Unlimited usage of Open-up, our Health & Wellbeing provider, offering 1-1 sessions with certified psychologists and lifestyle coaches, as well as access to informative masterclasses.

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.

Offer

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

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