La Perla Senior Lingerie Designer - Freelance

Freelance / Missions Bologna, Italie

Title: Senior Lingerie Designer - Freelance


Reporting to: Design Director


Scope:


Working closely with the Chief Creative & Innovation Officer and reporting to the Design Director, we are seeking an experienced lingerie designer with a solid background in technical contour to manage the development of specific lingerie categories from concept to product. 



Key Responsibilities:



  • Responsible for designing seasonal collections in close collaboration with the Design Director

  • Research and create trend reports in line with the La Perla brand DNA

  • Maximise creativity through constant innovation, using different fabrics and techniques

  • Transform creative ideas into sketches keeping in mind mood, colours, prints, shapes, materials, to guarantee the brand experience

  • Support the prototype’s creation phases in order to guarantee products are aligned with the stylistic theme and vision of the Chief Creative & Innovation Officer

  • Work in close collaboration with the wider design team to define colours, prints and fabrics needed

  • Develop and deliver seasonal calendars

  • Prepare overviews of the collection for merchandise and internal presentations

  • Responsible for leading the intermediate and final product fittings and tests

  • Provide recommendations to maintain La Perla brand image and standards


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:



  • Fluent in both English and Italian

  • Over 5 years experience in lingerie or womenswear design within the luxury Retail industry

  • Thorough understanding of product make up, fabric and fit

  • Experience in fabric and textile sourcing and in-depth knowledge of cut and construction

  • Expert level knowledge of CAD, PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and In Design

  • Advanced sketching skills

  • Pattern making and garment construction knowledge

  • Live model fitting experience

  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a high volume department