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Hilary Owen

Knitwear Designer

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  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Textiles
  • Tech and Spec Packs
  • Technical Drawings
  • Trend Research
  • Knitting Machine Textile Design
  • Fashion Illustartion
  • Knit Swatch Ideas and Development
  • Fashion Business

Work history


Knitwear Designer

ISH Cashmere

Feb 2016
  • ›Solely responsible for design and development of knitwear collection from initial research through to final samples › Researching concept, trends and customer needs considering gauge, colour, design details and yarn quality › Detailed technical specs and sketches, in order to provide clear direction to overseas factory for prototypes › Sole representative within the U.K. including design, sales, marketing and responsible for increasing brand exposure › Approaching and conducting sales meetings with buyers of boutiques and chain stores › Travel to Far East for design meetings and to Europe for sales meetings


Junior Sweater Designer

Ann Taylor, New York

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • › Role of acting Junior Designer, working alongside one freelancer during maternity cover and restructuring › Requested knitdowns for stitch & yarn, full scale layouts, embellishments, speci cation packs, preparing concept, fabric and colour boards, fit comments, sketches, liasing with cross-functional partners, creating line sheets › Assisted with the execution of seasonal collections, including concept, trend research, development and design, considering fabrications and colours to maintain brand identity › Additional research & design project for Cut & Sew/Jersey including sketches, fabric & trim development



Textile Design For Fashion With Business Studies

University of Brighton

Aug 2011 - May 2014