Designer, Womens Sweaters

Vineyard Vines
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

* Responsible for creating original and innovative designs each season in conjunction with the Design Director that are on concept, brand appropriate and trend right

* Design and present key trends of yarn, wash and silhouette direction to Design Director delivering a balanced assortment of fashion key items and fashion must-haves

* Responsible for managing entire design process for women's sweaters including: market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, selecting yarns, trying new gauges and stitches, trims as well as fit direction

* Attend all proto and regular fittings; develop blocks in partnership with Design Director and tech

* Play a key role in executing initial development for each season through creation of original artwork and layouts under the Design Director and Print Designer.

* Work with team to develop new fabrications, silhouettes, washes, embellishment and embroidery; anything trend right according to the market

* Work closely with cross functional teams - Product Development, Merchandising,

* Production and Tech to ensure information flow is accurate throughout the development process

* Create detailed flats for presentation and tech packs

* Assist in all aspects of daily follow-up with external and internal partners

* Participate in group meetings, fabric shows and trend shopping

* Strong team spirit; manage and mentor an assistant designer


* 2-8 years of experience working in sweater design a must with focus on women's

* In-depth knowledge working with sweaters and cold weather accessories, sweater construction, including knit machinery, familiarity with mills, yarns, gauges and stitches, fit and finish

* Excellent creativity, a high taste level and a strong understanding of the Vineyard Vines aesthetic

* Innate knowledge of fashion and trends with the ability to focus into the new direction each season

* Knowledge of fabric and trim sourcing with strong relationships and resources

* Computer skills: Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills, Microsoft Excel, a web pdm type program

* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Strong time management skills and ability to thrive in a face paced environment; excellent delegation skills

* Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team

* Upbeat, positive attitude

* Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design