Freelance Designer, Luxury Women's RTW

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Closes
22 Oct 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Freelance
Hours
Full Time

SUMMARY

The role requires a talented designer with both an inherent understanding of the Brand’s unique heritage and a connection to its evolving aesthetic under new creative leadership. This role will work with a stellar design team and a first-class in-house atelier to create and develop collections that continue to build Carolina Herrera as a global luxury house. This person is responsible for delivering exciting product season to season, combining innovative ideas with a luxury aesthetic.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Responsible for design development and research for current and Women’s Ready-to-Wear collections.
  • Collaborate with the design team to create mood and inspiration boards for Creative Director to showcase new trends, inspirations, materials, and silhouettes.
  • Research market trends and styles, ensuring comprehensive product and competitor knowledge and communicate knowledge as necessary through written and verbal presentations.
  • Partner with Merchandising to develop commercial components of each collection. Ensure that product is consistent with market trends and adheres to the codes of the Brand and the business strategy.
  • Bring passion, creativity, energy and inspiration to the team; possess the credibility to influence with conviction.
  • Uphold design integrity and high quality execution throughout the entire development process from concept through to market.
  • Be a creative innovator, leading to both commercial and creative success.
  • Resonate and create continued excitement around the future of Carolina Herrera New York.

 

Skills & Experience:

  • Fashion Design degree required
  • 4+ years of experience in luxury ready-to-wear collections
  • Strong aesthetic/understanding of luxury women’s wear
  • In-depth knowledge of RTW design techniques and processes; draping and embellishments
  • Strong experience working with in-house Ateliers
  • Strong sense of style and color and exceptional taste level
  • Must be proficient in ability to sketch and illustrate

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V

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