Technical Designer

Forever 21


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Position: Technical Designer - Apparel (All Categories)

Department: Fitting 1

Reports to:  Manager, Technical Designer

Direct Reports: No

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Location: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031

Department Summary:

Forever 21 is seeking an innovative, energetic, and passionate team player to add to our dynamic Fitting team.

Job Purpose:

The Technical Designer is responsible for examining and measuring proto, fit, and top-of-production samples to ensure accurate execution of requested measurements, quality, construction, and overall fit of Forever 21 merchandise.


  • Compile information on all garment components including fit, fabric, construction, stitch, and trim into fit comment documents
  • Accurately measure garments to identify any fit issues
  • Collaborate with vendors on fit construction and problem-solve current and/or potential fit issues to avoid any inconsistencies in fit
  • Execute fit comments in a timely manner to ensure fit process stays in line with production and action timelines
  • Provide call-outs and critiques during fittings to verify that all issues are identified
  • Take detailed notes at all product fittings and clearly communicate all fit components to vendors
  • May approve samples to proceed to the production phase after a thorough evaluation of fit, measurement, pattern shaping, hanger appeal, and functionality
  • Issue grading guidelines to vendors after fit approval to ensure quality is kept consistent for the entirety of the production phase 

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in fashion preferred
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience as a Technical Designer; knowledge of patternmaking a plus
  • Must have technical experience with multiple product classifications
  • Must possess a keen eye to identify fit issues and recommend solutions
  • Must have a strong understanding of garment construction and fabric types
  • Must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience using Web PDM is a plus
  • Must speak Korean or Chinese fluently
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to work in a fast-paced fashion environment 


At Forever 21, style isn’t dictated…It’s inspired. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. U.S. and international locations stay true to the fast-fashion destination’s iconic store aesthetic giving fashion fans all over the globe the unforgettable shopping experience that is the one and only Forever 21.

Joining the Forever 21 family means joining an incredible team of talented, passionate and innovative people who work together to bring fashion to everyone, everywhere.  We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic environment filled with vast opportunities for career growth and development. This is a place where your ideas become actualized, creativity is encouraged and the possibilities are endless. Be part of something epic. Be part of Forever 21. Apply today!

Forever 21 will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance NO. 184652.

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