Knitwear Designer

Mac Duggal
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted 22 hours ago
Other

JOB SUMMARY

The Knitwear Designer will initiate concepts each season that are fashion driven and reflective of the creative vision at Mac Duggal. We are looking for a true knitwear creative with a commercial eye. The candidate must be organized & detail oriented, proactive and adaptable to shifting priorities. The Designer will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where they will collaborate with talented designers and cross-functional partners in the business.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for interpreting Creative direction into innovative and high-quality designs
  • Lead seasonal concept research including research on vintage sourcing, garment construction, new stitch/finishing techniques, fabric treatments, and trims ideas
  • Lead sourcing of material, swatch development
  • Responsible for prototype development and fit comments
  • Responsible for submitting production specs
  • Proposing new designs for research, sketching and material sourcing
  • Researching new trims and techniques
  • Seasonal material research and sourcing with suppliers and external mills
  • Advice and exchange with suppliers on finishings and making of the products

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3-5 years of Experience in design for knitwear. Experience in the luxury and/or contemporary market is a plus.
  • Highly creative with extensive knowledge of yarns, stitches, and knitting machines.
  • Advanced knowledge in Illustrator, Photoshop, and/or other design software
  • Proficient in demonstrated design in hand drawing, CAD, drape
  • Strong time management and organizational skills to establish priorities and meet specific deadlines
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Availability/Flexibility over potential time differences with Paris Georgia HQ
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency

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