Ralph Lauren FREELANCE DESIGNER, C&S KNITS, LAUREN in New York, New York

Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 50 years, Polo’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.Job Purpose: Partner with the Director of Knit design on the design an development of the knit product, for the Lauren Brand, with an emphasis on Athleisure knitwear. Act as a creative force behind the active brand in knits. Work directly with SVP of Design and Knit Design Director on design concepts for each season. Move the brand forward while maintaining RL aesthetic; full understanding of fit, fabric and current trends. Incorporate Athleisure knits seamlessly into the Lauren collection for each season. Generate detailed hand sketches for design presentations. Prepare detailed hand sketches for design presentations. Understand the Lauren Brand consumer and where the brand needs to go, from a design perspective, in order to reach her effectively. Assist with ad hoc projects and work with the team as requests arise.Requirements: BA or BS degree in the field of design is strongly preferred. 5-8 years of related design experience. Strong knowledge and experience in active design; current trends, fabrics, competitors, fit, etc. Ability to work well in a fast paced environment. Complete knowledge of the design process. Strong grasp of current web technologies as well as related business issues Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.