Luxury Knitwear Developer

London (Greater)
upto £55 000 plus benefits
10 Oct 2018
07 Nov 2018
Luxury, Womenswear
Job Type

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Luxury Knitwear Developer/Designer to join a sophisticated International Womenswear brand to help develop and create their knitwear collection using high quality yarns.

The  talented designer will be working closely with the Creative Director and will have full control over the knitwear department.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Liaise closely with yarn and knitwear suppliers and update ensure all knitwear swatches, colour cards are seasonally archived
  • Develop new knitwear constructions and test new yarns / communicate design ideas to factories from concept to production
  • Issue lab dips  and advise on all comments and approvals
  • Issue yarn sample orders and ensure timely deliveries in line with the critical path
  • Create specs and amendments, Issue knitwear sample orders inform factories of any changes required
  • Create knitwear drawings for collection books/mood boards  and assist the creation of the collection pages
  • Negotiate knitwear prices for sampling and production
  • Communicate effectively with all departments
  • Monitor stock yarns at factories and update on a regular basis

Key Skills:-

  • Excellent knitwear yarn and knitwear manufacturing knowledge
  • Proactive, hardworking and good communicator
  • 4 years relevant experience in knitwear development preferably for a luxury brand
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator and Excel
  • Good administrative skills
  • Strong understanding of Italian Yarns and knitwear manufacturers
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines

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