Knitwear Designer

Location
London
Salary
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
23 Sep 2016
Closes
21 Oct 2016
Ref
SP-91159-RP2
Contact
Shelley Pinto
Function
Design
Job Type
Permanent
We have a fantastic opportunity with a leading supplier to the UK High Street with Manufacturers in the UK, China, Bangladesh and Cambodia. They are looking for a talented Knitwear Designer to design high fashion Ladieswear and Menswear pieces. The successful candidate will have commercial handwriting and be able to work well in a fast paced environment in central London.

Main duties of this role will include:

  • Creating trend led, commercial designs 
  • Creating mood boards and colour palettes
  • Working closely with and presenting to account managers and directors advising on seasonal direction and trends
  • Attending fit sessions with Garment Technologists
  • Sourcing fabrics and trims 
  • Working closely with the factories in Asia and the Far East ensuring design, sourcing and production meets the requirements of the customers specifications.
Person Requirements:

  • Knitwear experience within a commercial environment essential
  • Menswear experience not essential but beneficial, must have a good understanding
  • Experience working with Manufacturers in Asia and the Far East
  • Fabric and trim sourcing experience
  • Previous experience working for a supplier for high street retailers
  • Effective communicator
  • Experience of presenting ideas through design boards.
  • Experience dealing with Buyers

When applying for this role please attach some recent examples of your work.