Eugenia Kim Is Hiring A Freelance Knit Designer In New York, NY

With an innovative approach to luxury, Eugenia Kim marries clean, classic shapes with fresh, feminine modernity and a playful sense of wit.
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With an innovative approach to luxury, Eugenia Kim marries clean, classic shapes with fresh, feminine modernity and a playful sense of wit. Bold colors, unexpected trims and high-quality materials are the signature elements that define the collection every season.

In 1998, after a bad haircut, Eugenia Kim created a feathered cloche to wear as a disguise. Boutiques in her downtown New York City neighborhood immediately took notice of the inventive design, and soon after, Barneys New York placed their first order. As a result, the Eugenia Kim brand was born.

Launched as a millinery collection, the brand has since expanded its offering into other categories of soft accessories, including a diffusion line, Genie by Eugenia Kim. In 2004, Eugenia introduced her highly coveted footwear collection, which was later re-launched in 2014.

Headquartered and handmade in her New York City studio, Eugenia Kim is sold in luxury retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nichols and TsUM, in addition to over 300 specialty boutiques worldwide. The brand is also regularly featured in top fashion publications and has developed a cult celebrity following.

Eugenia has been awarded the honor of 'Accessories Designer of the Year' by the CFDA.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the timely execution of the FW19 Eugenia Kim and Genie (diffusion line) Knit Collections.
  • Help to generate ideas that are both trend-based and original, and technically sound in collaboration with the design team
  • Execute samples and write patterns on new styles.
  • Responsible for communicating with all knit factories and yarn vendors including handing off samples and tech packs and giving comments on all knit samples
  • Create, update and organize tech packs, patterns, and factory Excels. 
  • Responsible for sourcing new yarn vendors
  • Responsible for the smooth handoff from design and product development to bulk production

Requirements:

  • Available 2-4 days a week from September through January/February
  • Strongly experienced, fast and efficient hand knitting ability. Must be able to execute all aspects of hand-knitting including cables and color work.
  • Must have previous experience hand-knitting hats.
  • Strong working experience writing patterns.
  • Machine knitting experience a major plus.
  • Ability to research, learn and execute various knit methods such as different cast ons, cast offs, etc. 
  • Previous experience working with knit factories and yarn vendors a major plus
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to corey@eugeniakim.com, subject line Freelance Knit Designer.