Senior Knitwear Designer, Shanghai

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  • P.R. China - Shanghai

Our client is a well-established private label knitwear manufacturer with 5 offices worldwide, 35 years of experience working in China and state of the art design centers in Shanghai and New York.

Job location: Shanghai

Scope: The Senior Knitwear Designer will be responsible for designing and developing the in-house Stitch Collection and Women's Collection: a contemporary knitwear line that captures seasonal trends and innovation. The Senior Designer will also work on specific development for assigned accounts.

Reporting to: Shanghai Design Director

Job description

• Work with Design Director to identify and define seasonal trends in yarns, silhouettes and stitches for the collection
• Create trend boards, design and sketch the collection independently
• Manage the development process, work with merchandiser and design team to ensure the collection is delivered on time
• Work with design director and design team to develop Studio Stitch Collection
• Prepare and set up presentation for meetings; trend board, sample collection presentation to customers
• Work closely with merchandiser to research and develop products for assigned accounts
• Travel within China, to Asia and USA for meetings and shopping
• Create trade show and shopping report


Job Requirements

• BFA from accredited Fashion Design School or Associate Degree in Fashion Design
• A minimum of 6 years working experience
• Must have drive, enthusiasm, personal charisma and a very strong passion for design
• Outstanding skill in trend forecasting and ability to interpret trends through relevant products
• Excellent sense of color and style
• Must have good knowledge of knitting machinery, stitches and technical terminology
• Must be a team player having collaborative approach to interactions across all departments and between offices
• Forward thinking, flexible and be able to work on their own initiative and under pressure
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent skills in Illustrator, Photoshop

Suitable applicants will be contacted within two weeks upon application.

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