Senior Knitwear Designer – Luxury

East London
50K – 60K
Maternity Cover

Create have partnered with an exciting Luxury contemporary Fashion wear brand whose aesthetic is a fusion between luxury and leisurewear. The team are passionate about luxury fashion, and innovation is at the heart of everything they do. This is an exciting time for the brand as they have seen explosive growth since their set up and are currently recruiting for an experienced Knitwear designer to work in their East London studio for maternity cover.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead Designer for the Knitwear collections on both Womenswear and Menswear, reporting directly to Creative Director and Head of Design.
  • Manage the entire development process from design concept to final product.
  • Manage the critical path for the entire development process to ensure deadlines for raw materials, samples, fittings, and prices are met.
  • Close dialog with suppliers, factories, pattern design, production team and sales team.
  • General design related task within the department
  • Manage Junior Knitwear Designer & Assistant Knitwear Designer.
  • Approx 140 pieces per season

Tasks:

  • Designing 2 yearly collections and 3-4 capsule collections.
  • Senior level experience in knitwear design for both Womenswear and Menswear.
  • Present all sketches and design mock-ups to Creative Director.
  • Source all yarns, sketch in Adobe Illustrator, allocate colours and create knit stitching instructions.
  • Launch all seasonal swatch development driving newness through stitch, technique and yarn application.
  • Create detailed technical packs for suppliers allocating styles to suppliers based on technical capability and brand objectives for the knitwear range.
  • Communicating and developing all garments with overseas suppliers.
  • Alignment within each design department (Women & Men) and cross alignment between the two.
  • Participate in collection mood boards, prints and colors as well as collating all knitwear moodboards for the season.
  • Lead knitwear fittings and maintain ongoing dialog about fits, shapes and details with Pattern and Production Team.
  • Approve all colours/stitches.
  • Inspiration and supplier trips, research for new yarns, stitches, details and silhouettes
  • Participate in all development meetings along with Sales.
  • Participate in the daily Design Team operation and preparations.
  • Participate in handover production fittings and maintain communication with knitwear technician and Head of Production until production has been completed.

If you are interested in this role please submit your up to date cv including some and some examples of your designs.

Unfortunately, due to high volume of applicants only successful candidates will be contacted on this occasions.

If this role interests you please click “Apply” alternatively please send your CV to Sorcha@createrec.co.uk.