Founded in 1992, Anthropologie (www.anthropologie.com) operates more than 175 retail stores in North America and Europe, and ships to over 100 countries worldwide via our ecommerce channels. We cater to fashionable, educated, and creative women between the ages of 28 to 45, who desire an inspirational shopping experience. To that end, we are committed to exceeding her expectations in unexpected, delightful ways. Our unique product assortment includes women's apparel and accessories, home furnishings and dcor, gifts, beauty, and found objects. Our mission is to provide our customer with an unimagined experience.
Job Description: Concept & Textile Design Fabric Assistant
Design responsibilities: Supporting the following departments: Concept & Design including Soft Wovens, Soft & Structured Knits, Structured Wovens, Knits tops & Lounge
-Cross category fabric artwork, including Core, Pre-development, and bulk
-Concept pack fabric pages + cover contributions
-Large format fabric presentation tear & color edits
-Create artwork progress boards and time manage to prioritize workload, follow up with cuttings, additional trials and approvals from design.
-Collaborate with print, color and concept to collect and develop artwork ideas
-Has a basic understanding of technical fabric base knowledge, as a way to guide directors toward more successfully executed artworks.
Trend & Research
-Seasonal tear & trend research by fabric type
-Contribute to seasonal runway recap packs and/or presentation
-Attend mill appointments and fabric shows on behalf of the brand
-Market and vintage shop as needed
-Research into pattern needs and offer ideas (ex: plaids, jacquards, emb layouts)
-Format sourcing packs seasonally
Admin & Organization
-Concept fabric/ artwork & sample library organization
-Ordering of department supplies seasonally
-Editing mill selections & sorting for in season needs and workshop preparation
-Management of samples, photographing for archive and keeping track
-Organizing PV travel and NYC trips as needed
-Keeping development binders and seasonal inquiries updated
-Receive & log daily packages
-Core business updates: organize needs, shop market and mill base, pull & edit tears and additional ideas for artworks
-Trend: support building out boards & brainstorm new presentation ideas, pull tears and additional ideas, upkeep of info and headers post-presentation.
-Contribute to master pack (scan pages, record info), ownership of formatting all fabric visuals and concept callouts
-Dye/wash concept fabrics to contribute to overall aesthetic of boards
-Contribute to PV recap presentation as needed
-Support sourcing team in building presentations as needed
Shared Sourcing responsibilities:
-Coordinate via mill emails all fabric inquires throughout season
-Manage sourcing request with follow through (structured only)
-Support in editing, sorting & creating each teams seasonal assortment (w/s to h/o)
-Creating and maintaining in season working master boards by concept for each department
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