Design Assistant - Denim



Culver City, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Design Assistant, Denim:

Reformation is a mission-based company that is fast-growing and is redefining fashion. We make killer clothes that don’t kill the environment and want our garments’ impact on the planet to be as low as possible. After all, there’s nothing less sexy than leaving a big nasty mess.

Reformation has an exciting opportunity for a Design Assistant to be part of our in-house denim design team. This individual will be responsible for supporting the denim design team in the administration of keeping the department running smoothly in a well organized fashion.

This is an excellent hands on opportunity to get your feet on the ground in the fashion industry and learn all aspects of the design process.

The Design Assistant will work from our Culver City / Vernon offices to support all facets of the design process.

What you'll do:

  • Work directly with the Senior Denim Designer to support all aspects of design from trend research to assisting with sketching and office organization and admin.
  • Trend Research with the ability to highlight concepts relevant for the Reformation brand/customer.
  • Assist in mock ups via CAD and on garment
  • Assist in researching inspiration for novelty trims
  • Assist in sketching with direction from Senior Designer
  • Assist with setting up monthly assortment decks
  • Maintain updates on denim line sheets.
  • Help with updates in digital design decks throughout the development process.
  • Enter new styles into our PIM system
  • Attend fittings, take notes, help with updates post fitting.
  • Sample management of design references
  • Ability or interest in learning about denim wash processes to help support throughout the denim development process.

What you'll need:

  • Graduate with Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in apparel industry preferred Open to more entry level in terms of experience.
  • Strong sense of organization and ability to meet deadline
  • Strong awareness of trends and ability to be highly creative
  • Strong eye for color
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with partners in Tech, Production, and Design.
  • Strong understanding of the Reformation customer aesthetic and product.

To apply for this position please submit your resume and cover letter along with the project below:

  • Take this online Color Test and send a screenshot of the results page
  • Create 1 slide of Fall 2024 key denim trends relevant to Reformation
  • Can we ask for their portfolio/ Sample of their work? Need to see examples of sketching.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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