Christian Wijnants

Knitwear Developer

Christian Wijnants is an Antwerp based company started in 2003. With 4 womenswear collections a year carried by more than 100 retailers worldwide. The brand is known for its strong knitwear collections, hand drawn prints and jacquards. We recently also introduced a small Menswear collection focusing on knitwear and a collection of knitwear essentials. We are currently looking for a full-time knitwear developer to strengthen our creative team.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a knitwear developer you will be working closely with the designer to create the knitwear collections from yarn selection, stitch development to proto-type. You will be responsible for collection development & production follow up on all knitwear collections.

 YOUR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Yarn sourcing / selection and pricing
  • Make moodboards and inspiration for knitwear collection
  • Purchasing yarn for sampling, keeping collection budgets
  • Stitch & jacquard drawing development by hand / computer
  • Shape/ style development, technical communication to producers
  • Attend fittings and communicate changes on proto-types
  • Keep dead-lines & planning, prepare collection plans per producer
  • Attend show during Paris fashion week, and visit Pitti Filati fair.
  • Follow up production changes after sales period, check preproduction samples & pre-shipment samples, follow up communication during full production cycle.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (or PROFILE)

  • Bachelor degree in textile or fashion design
  • Technical back-ground in knitwear development
  • 2-3 years working experience in a similar job,
  • Good knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Skilled to make technical drawings by hand
  • Technical back-ground to make trials with hand-knitting machines, and trials by hand
  • Strong communication skills in English, written & spoken
  • Drivers license B is a plus

Christian Wijnants is offering a full-time position in growing company.


Contact: lotte@christianwijnants.be