Job Req ID:  18021

New York, NY, US

Functional area:  Design & Creation
Contract type:  0
Business area:  Fashion




Freelance Accessories Designer - Carolina Herrera New York (Fashion)

  • Understand the Carolina Herrera aesthetic and translate it into appropriate product.
  • Responsible for entire product design process including market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, specing and fit in collaboration with Creative Director.
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of innovative and directional product lines (i.e., sells ideas/concepts and convinces others to adopt a course of action).
  • Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.
  • Provides insight regarding style of product during presentation.
  • Ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy.
  • Create hardware designs and specs.
  • Create Technical Packages for factories and Development Teams for initial lead constructions, 1st prototypes and 2nd prototypes
  • Communicate all Pre-Production corrections to the factories.
  • Recommends revisions/color ways.
  • Responsible for researching ideas of new leather/fabric development
  • Meets independently with vendors.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing and developing leather goods and Accessories for global Luxury Brand
  • Expert design and conceptual skills.
  • Prolific designer.
  • Ability to set a creative tone and to inspire ideas/new concepts; ability to conceptually visualize and build a line.
  • Excellent sense of style and color.
  • In-depth knowledge of constructions, color ways, leather and trim.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.
  • Design school training.



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