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Designer, Collection Sweaters

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
Engage in the daily design functions of theWomen's Collection Luxury Sweaters design department from the initial concepts, research and development, through line completion/production.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Collaborate with the Head of Design to identify big ideas, key trends, and relevant silhouettes
* Research and development of new stitches and patterns for presentation and line development
* Research and execution of product and design vision from fabric, sketch/design creation, and trim direction
* Extensive competitive market research and shopping including luxury, vintage, and warehouse/library
* Design inspirational protos for both seasonal concept and long-term product development
* Prepare digital and physical presentations (Sketches, color ups, fabrics)
* Execution of flat sketches, detail illustrations, and reference garments for Tech Packs
* Create layouts for patterns, stitches, and graphics
* Develop and maintain daily communications with cross functional teams in New York & Italy
* Adhere to and meet Design calendar deadlines

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Strong sketching and design capability
* Extensive knowledge of sweater design, yarns/gauges, experience with European mills and factories a plus
* Knowledge and understanding of fit and construction
* Ability to capture and create the Ralph Lauren Collection Brand aesthetic, understanding of luxury sweaters market
* Resourceful, creative, and efficient when faced with multiple projects and challenging deadlines
* Proven verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to work independently and develop strong relationships with key partners
* Strong Adobe suite skills, technical sketches, and detail diagrams
* Ability to work and communicate design ideas both in person and digitally in a hybrid work environment #LI-EJ1

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