Senior Knitwear Designer

24 Seven Talent
New York, NY, USA
Posted 6 hours ago
$130,000 — $145,000 / year
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Client Overview: Our client is a men's and women's advanced contemporary brand providing top apparel and accessories.

Senior Knitwear Designer Responsibilities:

  • Help with creative research and concepting of creative ideas in accordance with seasonal line plans specific to knitwear development
  • Review seasonal yarn collections and choose appropriate yarns for the season
  • Develop and launch stitch requests utilizing chosen yarns.
  • Present focused design concepts to Design Director
  • Prioritize developments in accordance with overseas deadlines
  • Delegate and prioritize design workflow from associate designer, assistant designer, intern and liaise with cross functional PD, tech and pattern maker
  • Name and set up all styles in the system inclusive of product descriptions and accurate sketches.
  • Support Design Director in preparation of design meetings
  • Prepare updated information on all design developments for weekly design ops meetings.
  • Participate in pre-fitting all prototypes prior to proto review with the intention of making improvements and preparing solutions.
  • Participate in styling and fitting of collection for show and/or look book.
  • Participate in BOM reviews with an ability to make solution-oriented decisions on trim, counter sourcing, and sales call outs.
  • Participate in all necessary SMS through TOP sample fittings.

Senior Knitwear Designer Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA specialized in knitwear, Fashion Design MFA is a plus
  • 5+ years’ experience in knitwear designer capacity
  • Prior experience managing and leading design assistants
  • Strong Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign skills
  • Excellent flat sketching skills
  • Excellent knowledge of patternmaking or draping
  • Excellent knowledge of construction, sewing techniques and finishes
  • Familiar with yarn mills, yarn capabilities and applications
  • Excellent knowledge of both domestic and computer knitting machines
  • Strong sense for color and understanding of how yarns dye
  • Excellent ability to develop unique stitches and swatches with all types of yarn

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