Knitwear Designer

24 Jan 2022
25 Mar 2022
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.


Reporting to the Head of Knitwear, the Knitwear Designer is responsible for contributing to the design and creation of the seasonal knitwear collections from concept to completion. This role will be working closely with the whole team to ensure that the collections focus on sustainable, quality garments with a strong fashion statement.

Your Mission:
  • Working closely with the Head of Knitwear and the rest of the Design team to ensure the collection is balanced and cohesive throughout, meeting critical path deadlines.
  • Develop detailed sketches as well as researching seasonal themes and inspirations, in collaboration with the Head of Knitwear.
  • Stay up to date with current trends, innovations and technologies as well as go above and beyond to create and source new concepts.
  • Work collaboratively with all key departments, including Merchandising and Product Development, on new developments, artworks and designs for the collections.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Knitwear to implement colour palette seasonally as requested.
  • Ensure that all sketches are defined and put into development each season.
  • Participate in in-house fittings.
  • Establish effective constant working relationship with product development teams overseas.
  • Strong sketch realisation.
  • Proficient in fittings and confident in following through styles, from sketch to production.
  • Communicate daily with cross-functional partners, both internally and globally.
  • Support sample management and showroom set-up.
  • Overseeing and supporting the updating of collection, style and mood boards on a regular basis.
  • Handling the development of each garment before handing over to Production, working closely with the Product Development team, both in London and Italy, and occasionally with Pattern Cutters and Machinists in-house.
  • Developing and creating new best sellers.
  • Research and organising archive, ensuring a clear working environment in the design studio at all times.
  • Travel when needed to support the business.

Your Talent:
  • Experience ideally gained in the luxury design industry
  • Can work effectively on several projects simultaneously
  • Goal oriented, result driven individual
  • Commercially minded, quickly responding to business/market needs.
  • Creative thinker, with the ability to think outside the box and an eye for detail
  • Impeccable presentation and communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Strong team player who is able to work across multiple teams and under pressure
  • High work ethic, integrity and reliability with a "Hands on" attitude
  • Great time management skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Comfortable working additional hours to perform duties, including weekends and also travel when necessary
  • Must have strong computer skills, particularly in Photoshop and Illustrator, but also including excel and power point
  • Flexible to travel.


Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.
  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages
  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme
  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Financial wellbeing program
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services
  • Employee referral bonus

Optional/ Paid Benefits

Season ticket loan, cycle to work and tech schemes, travel and dental insurance and much more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.