Job Details

Job title

Knitwear Designer, Roland Mouret

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Freelance / Contracted, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

As a result of continued growth at Roland Mouret and the development of the knitwear category within our collection, we are looking for an experienced, passionate, innovative and dedicated knitwear designer to join our team and work alongside the Creative Director and Knitwear Product Developer to produce an exciting and commercial knitwear collection.

We want to hear from someone with a real passion for knitwear who can push the boundaries and excite us with their designs while appreciating the Roland Mouret brand aesthetic.

Main duties will include:

Ensure that the company brief for the brand is adhered to

Plan the range

Produce initial trend, range and pack concepts and colour boards

Produce key shapes for each product category

Working with the Knitwear Developer, source and match all trimmings, button linings etc. for initial samples.

Review initial samples with the Creative Director and Collection Development team to assess styling issues prior to fitting.

Communicate design ideas in a confident and enthusiastic manner. 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with the following skills/attributes/experience:

Creative flair and innovation and a proactive approach to design.

Commercial industry experience required since graduating, ideally with a luxury brand(s).

Able to identify key trends, and interpret these in a relevant and commercial way for the customer.

Must be able to work in a fast paced fashion environment.

Excellent understanding of garment construction and in particular knitwear manufacturing methods.

Able to work on their own – take initiative.

Communication, interpersonal and influencing skills at all level.

Strong organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines is essential

Target driven with a passion for fashion and the confidence to grow and develop.

Ability to produce technical sheets for manufacturing products.

Flexible with working hours including overtime and travel.

Strong CAD skills and Illustrator experience

Creative and innovative with confidence to present ideas to others

Good presentation skills

Digital approach to working processes

About Us

The Roland Mouret brand is a joint venture between Roland Mouret and Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment. Formed in August 2006, it followed Mouret’s eight years of critical acclaim within the global fashion industry.

In September 2010, rights to the ‘Roland Mouret’ name were acquired by the venture. In March 2011 the first Roland Mouret boutique opened at 8 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, in the form of a “maison” with atelier and HQ on the premises. Over the years Mouret has become recognised for the use of draping and the fitted silhouette, including the iconic dresses known by a single name - Galaxy, Moon, Titanium and Pigalle. 2012 to 2013 saw the launch of the Roland Mouret shoe, bag and bridal collections, as well as the continued development of its successful eyewear line, and in 2014 the brand launched its second flagship boutique at 952 Madison Avenue in New York, bringing the designer’s iconic pieces to the US. 

The website and e-commerce functionality were recently re-launched on rolandmouret.com, opening the digital flagship store to Roland fans around the world.