Knitwear & Jersey Designer

London (West), London (Greater)
12 Sep 2022
06 Oct 2022
Knitwear & Jersey Designer
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

Position:        Knitwear and jersey designer

Reports to:     Head of Design

Duration:      Full time (WFH Friday)

Location:       Head Office – Shepherd’s Bush

Position description:

WYSE London is going through a phase of growth and is looking for the best talent to join our exciting journey.

We are looking for an experienced and highly creative knitwear and jersey designer to help shape and expand our offering at WYSE. The role will include the development of all our knitwear and jersey product, covering both the formal and casual aspects of these areas. The successful candidate will have proven technical knitwear knowledge and the ability to design detailed jersey product.

Key responsibilities:

Working closely with the Head of Design and alongside the Founder, to build the knitwear and jersey ranges, to complement the overarching effortless femininity of the brand

Contribute towards seasonal mood, trend and colour concepts, in collaboration with the rest of the Design team

Provide in depth research and relevant conceptual view on the knitwear and jersey collections

Develop a premium range with an impeccable fit and an enduring silhouette, with great technical attention to detail, quality and uniqueness with an elevated high-end aesthetic

To deliver newness to the collection, with modernity and a contemporary lifestyle feeling

Collaborate with the wider team to build tasteful, creative and cohesive outfits and looks, that style effectively with the rest of the categories

To work autonomously with our supply base on direction, yarn and fabric sourcing and stitch and embroidery development

Working closely with the buying team to structure the collection to deliver continued newness, true choice and a balanced range with a commercial eye

Ability to lead very technical fittings with the support of a garment tech, to reach a commercial, high quality and aesthetically beautiful product

To fully understand technical knit construction and garment construction

Technical knowledge of yarns and fabrics for your areas, with the ability to source yarns and fabrics independent of suppliers 

Produce all your own tech packs, with CAD and spec measures

Ability to holistically plan the progression of your collection through the season, ensuring the appropriate product is designed for the time of the year

Setting up of all your own tech packs with all spec measurements


Knowledge / Skills

Substantial relevant industry experience in womenswear knitwear and jersey

Premium to luxury background

High end taste level complimented with a commercial eye

Broad industry and competitor awareness

Specific technical expertise in knitwear

Excellent commercial handwriting with a strong eye for colour, proportion and detail

Brings passion and enthusiasm into the work dynamic

A strong work ethic, integrity and reliability with a hands-on attitude

A healthy obsession with creating a flattering, impeccable fit

The ability to build a cohesive range that is both premium in quality and commercial

Used to working autonomously with suppliers, creating stitch swatches, embroideries and prototypes, through to gold seal samples

Sustainable mindset that strives to incorporate responsible sourcing, durable design and ethical approach into all areas of your work

The ability to work to tight deadlines and manage time accordingly

Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop a must

A flexible, positive and collaborative mindset with a great passion for design


Please submit a link to your portfolio or examples of your work, along with examples of your technical drawings and tech packs with your application. 

Applications can only be considered when submitted with the above.