Salary £25k-£30k dependant on experience
Job Title: Knitwear Fashion Designer
Design Conceptualisation: Develop innovative and creative knitwear design concepts aligned with current fashion trends.
Material Selection: Source and select appropriate yarns and materials for knitwear, considering quality, cost, and sustainability.
Technical Drawings: Create detailed technical drawings and specifications for production, ensuring accurate communication with manufacturers.
Pattern Development: Design and create knitwear patterns, considering garment structure, fit, and aesthetics.
Prototype Oversight: Collaborate with production teams to oversee the creation of prototypes, ensuring they align with the design vision.
Market Research: Stay abreast of fashion trends, consumer preferences, and competitor offerings to inform design decisions.
Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including merchandising, marketing, garment technology and production, to ensure a cohesive product line.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related field.
Experience: Proven experience as a Knitwear Fashion Designer with a portfolio showcasing successful designs.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator), knowledge of knitting machines, and an understanding of garment construction.
Creativity: Strong creative vision and the ability to translate concepts into marketable knitwear designs.
Communication: Excellent communication skills to effectively convey design ideas and collaborate with internal teams and manufacturers.
Adaptability: Ability to adapt to evolving design trends and industry changes.
Detail-Oriented: Meticulous attention to detail in both design and quality control processes.
Portfolio: A comprehensive portfolio demonstrating a range of knitwear designs.