Designer - Men's

Helmut Lang - Los Angeles, CA

Posted: December 29th, 2020


The Designer of Menswear is responsible for all phases of the design development process, from building of initial concept through sample making and production. Facilitate communication with all necessary departments including print, trim, embroidery, merchandising, patternmaking and production and build partnerships across brand.

  • Responsible for managing design process to include sketching, tech pack creation and maintenance, garment fitting and all development-related follow-up.
  • Research new product and work with Product Development team to create new qualities and prototypes. Review with design team.
  • Interact with all areas (merchandising, product development, and manufacturing) to guarantee design integrity throughout all stages
  • Work with Illustrator to develop style sketches
  • Develop color story with Creative Director and determine color standards. Prepare standards for appropriate departments, and communicate to team
  • Initiate new finishes for development. Hand off to Product Development and Manufacturing
  • Attend fittings and maintain product details from first prototype through production to assure continuity of design
  • Maintain updates on product changes throughout the season i.e. color changes, fabric changes, design changes that might influence price, quantity or delivery
  • Develop design and mood boards
  • Research market regularly for creative ideas, product awareness and pricing in order to produce a creative and competitive product that will help grow the Helmut Lang business
  • Offer new product opportunities to design and manufacturing in advance of season; initiate timely development
  • Stock line review with Technical Designers, manufacturing and Merchandising to understand product performance


  • 4-5 years of Men's design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design
  • High level of creativity and understanding of high-end contemporary fashion market
  • In-depth knowledge of patternmaking, draping and garment construction, fabric construction, and trims
  • Excellent sense of style and color
  • Highly competent in Abode Illustrator
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Isis, Web PDM or similar, Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to independently multi-task and prioritize different types of work
  • Strong communications skills

Helmut Lang is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in regards to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

About Helmut Lang

Known for innovation, attention to detail, and exquisite tailoring, Helmut Lang redefines the concept of modern luxury. 

Acquiring the trademark in March 2006 from the Prada Group, Link Theory Holdings Co. launched Helmut Lang for the intelligent, design minded, modern customer. The concept of the Women’s collections set the standard for minimalist design in the Contemporary Market. 

Helmut Lang launched in New York City with Spring 2007 Men’s and Women’s Ready to Wear Collections. 

Michael and Nicole Colovos, former recipients of the prestigious CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award, joined Helmut Lang in March 2006 at the design helm. Their emphasis on construction and strong but subtle detail is perfectly suited to their new post. 

Utilitarian. Raw. Edge. It is the meeting of supreme design integrity with the energy and excitement of the contemporary market.