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Designer, Juniors Knits and Sweaters

Job title: Designer, Juniors Knits and Sweaters
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $95,000/year - $100,000/year
Reference: 465743
Contact name: Sarah Stanley

Job description

Designer, Junior Knits and Sweaters

Client Overview: Our client is at the forefront of the global knitwear industry, working as the go-to source for global retailers and brands

Position Overview: Freelance Designer will support the Junior's Knitwear business, with the potential for the role to become permanent. This position provides full visibility into the global knitwear market, including Europe and Asia, while reporting to the Design Director and VP.

Designer Responsibilities:
· Design and develop knitwear collections for the juniors' mass market + contemporary segment, incorporating the latest trends, yarns, and techniques.
· Collaborate closely with the Design SVP and cross-functional teams to understand brand direction, seasonal themes, and product requirements.
· Conduct market research and trend analysis to identify emerging styles, colors, and silhouettes relevant to the target demographic.
· Create trend reports, sketches, and tech packs that effectively communicate design concepts, construction details, and sizing specifications.
· Source and select appropriate yarns, trims, and embellishments while adhering to cost and quality guidelines.
· Oversee sample development process, including fit sessions, prototyping, and sample revisions, ensuring designs translate seamlessly from concept to production.

Designer Qualifications:
· Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related field.
· 8 -10 years of proven experience in knitwear design, preferably within the juniors' mass market segment.
· Strong portfolio showcasing original knitwear designs and technical proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other design software.
· In-depth knowledge of knitwear construction, yarns, stitches, and techniques, with a keen eye for detail and quality.
· Ability to translate market trends and consumer insights into commercially viable product concepts.
· Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
· Proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of creativity and accuracy.
· Experience working with overseas vendors and factories is a plus.
· Passion for fashion, creativity, and innovation, with a strong commitment to delivering exceptional design solutions Apply for this job