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Knitwear & Jersey Development Intern – 3 Month Contract

Dion Lee
New York City, New York (US)
3 Month Contract
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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This role will support the Design team across development of the Knitwear and Jersey categories. The ideal candidate is highly creative, energetic and possesses a keen eye for product development. This position is suitable for a recent graduate of an Apparel or Fashion Design programme specializing in Knitwear or Product Development.


  • Support the design process from conceptualization to market
  • Review styles with Designers to understand design intention prior to initiating tech pack
  • Issue style number, set up tech pack and create flat technical sketch
  • Assist in generating BOM including all garment components into PLM system: fabrics, yields, trims, stitching, labels and packaging
  • Maintain digital files, boards, tracker, seasonal catalogs, BOMs, line sheets and range plan documents
  • Assist in yarn and trims sourcing, development and organization
  • Communicate with factories and vendors
  • Assist with vendor invoices as arising
  • Actively participate and take detailed notes in fittings and meetings
  • Collaborate with other teams internally to organize and keep track of sample processing
  • Ensure all samples are present, pressed and in pristine condition and handed off to the commercial team before market
  • Support Senior Designer across special projects as needed
  • Work cross-functionally across Wovens and Accessories as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design/Apparel specializing in Knitwear or Product Development
  • Past internship experience with knitwear preferred, with technical knowledge of knitwear stitch constructions, and knitted garment constructions
  • Full time availability for 3 month contract
  • Strong proficiency in Mac OS and Adobe Suite
  • Proficiency in sewing and patternmaking ideal but not required 
  • Self-disciplined and motivated with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, creative environment with team members at all levels
  • The ideal candidate is motivated to take initiative, detail-oriented, an effective communicator and has excellent project management skills.

Please include a link to your portfolio with any relevant examples of work in your CV to be considered for this position.


Dion Lee is a designer brand hailing from Sydney, Australia, established in 2009 by its eponymous Creative Director. Renowned for experimental construction combined with traditional tailoring, the brand has pioneered a modern identity for Australian fashion. The Dion Lee aesthetic is technical with an intelligent sensuality. Each collection marries innovative construction, with a consciousness of the form. Textiles are engineered to form sculptural embellishments and architectural silhouettes are dissected to enhance movement and the flow of air and light. After debuting at Australia Fashion Week, DION LEE presented collections in London before relocating to New York, where the brand has become a permanent fixture on the seasonal schedule. Dion Lee is sold globally in over 80 of the world's most exclusive retailers including Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges and David Jones. Australia is home to eight stores, each designed to reflect the constructed nature of the product, in an environment that is both industrial and luxurious. 

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