Knitwear Designer- Part-time Freelance

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

Job Details

Knitwear Designer

ERDEM is an independent house of bold fashion, based in London. Founded in 2005 by designer Erdem Moralioglu MBE, the brand has forged its own path within the industry. After appointing his first CEO in 2020, the company has begun its exciting growth journey to increase its visibility and expand its global footprint through Wholesale, Retail & eCommerce channels.

How we do things

We truly believe our independence is one of our greatest strengths. It ensures we are agile and fast to market. Our team are convivial, dynamic and share the common goal of growing our brand in a sustainable way. Our product is worn by incredible women all over the world.

We are looking for an experienced focused and passionate Knitwear Designer to join our team on a part time/ freelance basis with experience in luxury or premium brands.

As part of the team you would be working alongside the RTW design team to develop and design each seasonal knitwear collection to complement the woven collections and help build the brand handwriting.

This role reports into Design Director

Main Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing seasonal knit range to support each RTW collection
  • Yarn research and sourcing
  • Development of stories and creating a well balanced range with the merchandising team
  • Creation of tech packs
  • 3D draping and sketching
  • Fitting and following up all communication with factories
  • Range building at proto and SMS stage
  • Present and handover detailed product knowledge to sales team
  • Management of own critical path
  • Work closely with production and support with technical
  • Participation in pre show activities
  • Flexible working- 3 days per week in the London based office

Required Skills

  • 5 years experience in knitwear design in luxury/premium brands
  • Highly technical yarn and knit technique knowledge
  • Organised and efficient
  • Photoshop/basic IT skills
  • Factory and production experience
  • Strong fitting skills with good knowledge of garment construction
  • Team player with good communication skills


Established in London in 2005, ERDEM has come to be synonymous with versatile yet powerful femininity. Founder Erdem Moralioglu trained at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London where he remained to launch the label following his graduation. Known for his use of experimental textiles, vibrant prints, and detailed craftsmanship, Erdem has created a beautiful world of the delicate mixed with the bold. 

ERDEM has received numerous accolades over the years, including the 2008 British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward Award; the 2010 inaugural Vogue / British Fashion Council Designer Fashion Fund Award, the 2012 British Fashion Council’s New Establishment Award, the 2013 British Fashion Council’s Red Carpet Award, the 2014 British Fashion Council’s Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, the 2015 British Fashion Council’s Establishment Designer Award, the 2016 Fashion Group International Fashion Star Award and most recently the Canadian Arts & Fashion International Canadian Designer of the Year Award.

ERDEM is sold in over 170 of the most exclusive retailers, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Joyce, Colette, Dover Street Market, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

After launching an E-commerce store in 2014, the label opened its debut flagship store in London’s Mayfair in August 2015.

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