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Fabrics Research Developer

We are hiring for our Fabrics R&D team based in our Milan HQ.



  • Collaborate with design team to identify the best fabric/trims/embroidery to create the designs, contributing and inputting ideas to the team. Create color and fabric moodboards for the design team to follow
  • Source and develop fabrics, embroideries, and components for all collections on a seasonal base, maintaining and revitalizing core lines according to collection direction, business strategies and objectives
  • Meet with suppliers to source and select materials for the upcoming season, as well as understand the current market and discover new potential suppliers
  • Plan, coordinate and execute projects from fabrics and trims perspective
  • Work closely with other members of development and production teams to plan project development according to the seasonal structure that lead to on-time delivery of fabrics and trims
  • Participate in meetings and improve project workflows in order to fuide design and sampling team and ensure proper development of fabrics and trims while meeting cost, quality and brand objectives
  • Ensure that brand aesthetic and creative vision is achieved
  • Inserting data in PLM
  • Reviews and maintains the department’s fabric library to ensure this is kept up to date


  • Experience in working with international design teams at HQ level
  • 8 years experience in a similar role
  • Requires excellent organisation and project management skills
  • Broad knowledge of fabric mills globally
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong communication skills