Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc.

Sr. Technical Designer--Women's Denim Bottoms

Country – State – City US-CA-Los Angeles
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Location: Company
Corporate Lucky Office - Santa Fe
Design - Technical


Lucky Brand is true blue American. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Lucky shipped its first pair of vintage-inspired jeans in 1990 and quickly became known as a pioneer and innovator in the world of modern denim. Synonymous with the easy Southern California lifestyle and the fearless American spirit, Lucky Brand creates great fitting, good quality, distinctively Lucky jeans and fashion that works with the American lifestyle. Our collections are carried at better department and specialty stores and over 200 of our company-owned stores across the U.S.A., as well as online at


Rooted in Americana, Lucky Brand is inspired by active Californian types like surfers, cowboys, artists, musicians, and photographers, as well as anyone who embodies our fun-loving, friendly vibe.



The Sr. Technical Designer for Denim will ensure the fit and construction for Lucky Brand is executed to meet the needs of design and production. Responsibilities include calendar adherence and spec reviews.



This person will be able to establish, develop block patterns and direct fit strategy, to include construction detail, measurement and grading. This individual will work with manager to fine tune technical design skills (grading, construction, communication, etc.)


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


CALENDAR ADHERENCE -   development

  • Set up and daily maintenance of trackingreports
  • Notify manager immediately of any pending tracking issues
  • Communicate with  overseas partners and agents to answer any questions regarding submission of samples and comments
  • Track and manage workflow and workload for own product and ensure product areas are maintained with cross-functional team; gather information and update all reports as necessary

FIT COMMENTS – development and production

  • Match bill of material with sketch and garment construction information
  • Complete all Tech Packages in Full Circle (this includes technical specs and construction)
  • Complete all fit comments in a timely manner
  • Provide complete and articulate fit comments (includes any needed point of measures, sketches and/or digitals)
  • Email and clarify fit comments to overseas partners
  • Create and maintain digital files for each block  
  • Recommend raw material and trim components to meet brand standards and uphold design intent


FITTINGS -  development and production

  • Attend each fitting prepared with tech packs
  • Lead fit session on model or dress form and take initiative of specific product(s)
  • Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining corporate standards
  • Collaborate with designer, merchandiser, manager and business partners to ensure the desired product is achieved, while retaining   production schedule
  • Correct patterns as needed to achieve best possible fit
  • Organize and store all samples seasonally
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues while making recommendations to ensure brand integrity
  • Ensure size and fit consistency across product categories


GRADING - production

  • Apply established grade rules to approved styles
  • Collaborate with manager to create new grade as required
  • Review established sizes set for styles and products
  • Evaluate garment to determine compliance of specs, construction and fit intent



  • Review reference, preproduction, and stock samples on fit models; alert production and quality control if there is a problem
  • Email reference and  preproduction summaries of problems overseas  
  • Email top of production problems to in house & overseas personnel



  • Collaborate with business partners to gain   clear direction and consensus of fit intent
  • Effectively communicate fit intent, balance   and construction to vendors via pattern, sketches and/or digital images






  • AA or BA  in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • 5-7 years knowledge in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit
  • Denim fit experience is a must
  • Patternmaking and draping skills – including   the ability to determine and communicate fit corrections
  • Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods
  • Ability to determine and communicate complete construction   details
  • Ability to grade
  • Mastery of Adobe Illustrator and sketching
  • Must know Microsoft Office Programs, PDS and Gerber
  • Ability to mentally complete basic mathematical   computations
  • Excellent  written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to proactively trouble shoot and   problem solve
  • Collaborative team player
  • Exceptional organization skills required as   well as the ability to proactively self prioritize workflow based on   deadlines in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Own resolution of conflicts while appropriately involving management when necessary
  • Meets and strives to increase productivity   standards; looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Effectively use office equipment including   computers, telephones, copiers and faxes
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Physical   Capabilities:

  • Visual acuity
  • Sit for extended periods of time in one   position
  • Ability to stand and maintain mobility for long periods of time during a fit session
  • Possess normal manual dexterity and hand-eye   coordination
  • Ability to lift an adult dress form when   adding or removing garments (35lbs).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Lucky Brand is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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