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Senior Bridal Designer

Rockville, MD
Up to $60,000 a year - Full-time


Rockville, MD

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  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Hanifa is at the forefront of changing the future of fashion. Inspired by a woman’s journey to a life without limits, Hanifa was created. Our mission is all about women who are empowered to break barriers and strive for excellence in every aspect of their lives. Since 2012, Hanifa has established a global luxury brand with a loyal audience of close to 500K followers on Instagram. Our core values of faith, innovation, excellence, relationships and education empowers us to knock down traditional norms and ideations in fashion. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “For women without limits.”

Senior Bridal Designer
We are looking for a specialized, outstanding Senior Bridal Designer to join the Hanifa team who must be able to be on-site at our new headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. As Sr. Bridal Designer at Hanifa, you will be an expert in mending, altering, and constructing bridal garments and other fabric-made articles for our customers. Your responsibilities will include creating original designs of bridal and cocktail collections; sketching rough and detailed drawings; selecting and suggesting proper fabrics and colors. You should be able to estimate the cost of constructing various bridal garments, taking into account the amount of time and materials required. To be successful as a senior bridal designer, you should forecast current, future and traditional designs; understand how to select colors and materials, and; lead by example with a strong commitment to the team, customers, and clients. Please submit a copy of your portfolio (website link, photos or visuals) with your application.


  • Hone a strong aesthetic eye for garments and designs.
  • Expert sewing and pattern-making skills.
  • Exhibit creativity, and excellent communication skills.
  • Coordinating with the production department on bridal collections.
  • Altering or repairing garments and other articles, which includes hemming, mending, lengthening, as well as taking in and letting out seams.
  • Fitting garments to determine how the alterations should be done.
  • Labeling garments and articles and recording the alterations required.
  • Constructing garments and other articles according to specifications and preferences.
  • Consistent communication with clients to determine their specifications, needs, and preferences.


  • Minimum 10 years of proven sewing experience
  • Background in Fashion Design. Specific training in bridal is a must.
  • Bridal or high couture atelier experience is required.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience in the fashion business (Womenswear sector).
  • High school or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Well-versed in computer-aided design software in order to create patterns of designs.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and graphic design software.
  • Sound knowledge of various fabrics and sewing techniques.
  • Strong ability to work under time constraints and quick turnaround requests.
  • Advanced ability to safely use different types of sewing machines.
  • Detail-oriented professional with good hand-eye coordination.
  • Flexible in managing multiple projects, requiring multiple skills, deadlines and budgets.
  • Relationship builders that balance the client, the work and the team.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Superior project management skills including exceptional attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Google programs, Milanote,, Slack.

Work With Us

  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee discount
  • Paid sick time
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Experience as an early member of a startup team with exciting early traction
  • Opportunity to work for a startup focused on creating innovative fashion moments and products
  • Opportunity to create and attend inspiring experiences and events

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $60,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off

Experience level:

  • 10 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • We require all applicants to provide a copy of their portfolio (website link, photos or visuals) with their application. Is this in your resume? If not, please submit your work to
  • This position will be on-site at our new headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. Will you be able to report on-site for work?


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Fashion design: 10 years (Required)
  • Bridal Design: 10 years (Required)

Work Location: In person