Director of Technical Design

Fleur du Mal is a luxury lingerie and ready-to-wear brand founded in 2012 by Jennifer Zuccarini. Our product is distributed online at, in Fleur du Mal Boutiques, and with top retailers around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of fittings, construction and technical issues, and product evaluations.
  • Supervise, train, develop and mentor tech designer(s) and/or assistant tech designer.
  • Maintains fit consistency for product area. Ensure standard grade rules are applied to each garment.
  • Leads weekly fit sessions. Guide/ support assistant designer(S) and Technical Designers during fit sessions.
  • Collaborate with designers to translate fit and aesthetic details.
  • Communicate with overseas factories to ensure all styles, fits, construction, and specs meet the standards.
  • Work closely with designers and Production to execute the Time and Action calendar and manage the sample approval process.
  • Provides technical direction on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment.
  • Ensures Product Lifecycle Calendar dates are met for Development and Garment Fit Approvals.
  • Anticipates and resolves any problems with the fit process. Partners with vendors and Production Team in the resolution of problems as necessary.
  • Build detailed tech packs including sketches, construction specifications and graded specs.
  • Analyze Wear Test results and make recommendations for product and fit enhancements.
  • Support business growth by responding to and analyzing customer feedback and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Participate and lead new initiatives and projects.
  • Track and manage workflow and ensure seasonal calendar deadlines are met.


  • Minimum of 10 Years’ experience in the intimate’s industry is required with BA/ BS degree.
  • Technical education in intimates fit and construction and pad development to degree level or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Intimates pattern making, construction, fit and grading.
  • Ability to identify issues and create solutions outside of established parameters and guidelines.
  • Strong ability to seamlessly flex priorities based on changes in business strategy.
  • Holds self and others accountable for work commitments and outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, passionate, and results-oriented leader.
  • Proficient in both Mac/ PC; Adobe Creative Suites (Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design, Acrobat) Microsoft Office proficient (Outlook/Excel/PowerPoint); 3D Design experience is a plus.

Additional Details:

Full Time


Salary Range: $110K - $150K

We're always looking for amazing, hard working, talented people to join our team. For general inquiries, please send your resume and cover letter to to inquire about open positions.