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Knitwear Designer

Dion Lee
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Dion Lee is a unisex designer brand, based in New York City. 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. We are looking for a Knitwear Designer to join our New York design team, working closely with the Creative Director, Designers and Development team across seasonal and runway collections.  


  • Manage the knitwear design and development process, from concept inception, finalization and hand over to production
  • Extensively research creative ideas, newness and innovations in knitwear and yarns and propose concepts for each season
  • Source yarns and trims relevant to creative brief, seasonality, and price point
  • Action lab-dips and relevant raw materials orders
  • Design and develop knit stitches, construction swatches and knit concepts
  • Design knitwear range in line with creative direction and merchandising plan to ensure brand aesthetic and commercial goals are aligned
  • Create knit tech packs and specifications as well as technical diagrams and sketches
  • Conduct fittings with Design team and communicate fit/design changes to factory
  • Daily communication with factories and mills to ensure correct execution and timely delivery of samples
  • Workshop solutions and negotiate with factories to reach target price and margin
  • Review of bulk swatch submits and PP samples for approval
  • Organize and maintain knit samples, swatches and yarn card
  • Collaborate with Design and Production team cross-functionally  
  • Recruit and manage department interns  


  • Advanced technical knowledge of knitwear construction and materials 
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Ability to present strong critical thinking skills in order to appropriately problem-solve design decisions
  • Advanced visual and written communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically, and technically
  • Motivated self-starter, able to work independently with a high level of initiative and time management
  • Must be a team player, open to taking direction, and able to work well under pressure
  • Commitment to learning and continuous development

Please include your portfolio with your CV. Short listed applicants will be required to submit a design project as part of the interview process.


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