RTW Sweater Designer


Adecco Creative is currently supporting our client, a major luxury apparel and accessories brand, in their search to locate a freelance RTW Sweater Designer, located in Manhattan.  The RTW Sweater Designer will partner with design team to create and refine knits designs from conception to first prototype, from seasonal concept brainstorming to developing color palettes, materials, and hardware.


  • Responsible for upholding design integrity throughout the entire development process from concept through engineering and commercialization. 
  • Build design presentation boards that represent the Coach aesthetic and creative vision.
  • Create design flats using Adobe Illustrator and assist in spec drawings.
  • Partner with cross-functional partners throughout the product development process (i.e. ensuring the coordination of raw materials for sample development, etc.)
  • Manage Design Cards from start to finish, including changes to be delivered to Product Development; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation.


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in sweater and knit design a must with a majority focus on Women’s.
  • Extensive knowledge of knit construction, including an understanding of knit machinery, familiarity with mills, yarns, gauges, stitches, etc.
  • Strong Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Proven ability to sketch, spec, drape and communicate silhouette and ideas clearly
  • Strong R&D skills and knowledge of Women's and Men's product.
  • Strong color sense
  • Fashion/luxury brand experience preferred.  Runway experience a plus.


  • Apply with Adecco

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