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DESIGNER, SWEATERS - 21886 New York, NY

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For nearly 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Position Purpose and Scope:

To be support the design of the Men’s and Women’s Luxury sweater categories from concept to completion.


Key Responsibilities:

·         Work with Concept Design Director/Design Director to develop concept through tear sheets, swatches, antiques, contemporary garments, sketches, etc.

·         Participate in concept and design meetings and take notes for further reference

·         Work with Product Development team to source new product

·         Travel to trade shows and factories as required

·         Work with Illustrator to develop sketches

·         Work with concept design to develop color story

·         Initiate trim development, fabric finishes

·         Prepare first proto specs and enter them into WebPDM for spec package

·         Attend fittings

·         Maintain updates on product changes throughout the season

·         Initiate logo development

·         Develop design boards

·         Provide color standards and color allocation. Communicate with Product Development concerning all color, lab dips, and color approval information

·         Research market for creative ideas, product awareness, and competition

 

 

Requirements:

·         Bachelors degree in fashion or related field required

·         Design responsibility for sweater concept development through product development

·         Fit experience

·         Basic technical knowledge of machine and hand knit

·         Awareness of yarn market in USA, Europe, and Asia

·         Multiple brand and product knowledge

·         Minimum 4-6 years work experience in related field

·         WebPDM knowledge with Illustrator, Photoshop, and Pointcarre skills a plus

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.