Freelance Designer (CHNY Fashion)


New York, NY, US

Functional area:  Design & Creation
Contract type: 


The role requires a talented designer with both an inherent understanding of the Brand’s unique heritage and a connection to its evolving aesthetic under new creative leadership. This role will work with a stellar design team and a first-class in-house atelier to create and develop collections that continue to build Carolina Herrera as a global luxury house. This person is responsible for delivering exciting product season to season, combining innovative ideas with a luxury aesthetic.



  • Responsible for design development and research for current and Women’s Ready-to-Wear collections.
  • Collaborate with the design team to create mood and inspiration boards for Creative Director to showcase new trends, inspirations, materials and silhouettes. 
  • Sketch and develop  RTW design ideas from concept to final presentation, coordinating with the Senior Design Director to ensure all designs are appropriate style, quality, and “look” in order to maintain brand identity & collection cohesion.
  • Research market trends and styles, ensuring comprehensive product and competitor knowledge and communicating knowledge as necessary through written and verbal presentations.   
  • An appreciation for textiles and a willingness to support the fabric design and development
  • Ensure schedule is met for proper delivery of collections. Help manage work flow between design, sample rooms, production and sales.  
  • Ensure that product is consistent with market trends and adheres to the codes of the Brand and the business strategy. 
  • Bring passion, creativity, energy and inspiration to the team; possess the credibility to influence with conviction. 
  • Uphold design integrity and high quality execution throughout the entire development process from concept through to market. 
  • Be a creative innovator, leading to both commercial and creative success. 
  • Resonate and create continued excitement around the future of Carolina Herrera New York.  


Skills & Experience: 

  • Fashion Design degree required  
  • 5+ years of experience in luxury ready-to-wear and bridal collections
  • Knitwear experience preferred
  • Strong aesthetic/understanding of luxury women’s wear and bridal
  • In-depth knowledge of RTW design techniques and processes; draping and embellishments
  • Strong experience working with in-house Ateliers  
  • Strong sense of style and color and exceptional taste level 
  • Must be proficient in ability to sketch and illustrate 
  • Proven strong presentation skills 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V

Job Req ID:  19254


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