Footwear Designer | Karl Lagerfeld Menswear

G-III Apparel Group
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail,Retail Luxury Goods and Jewelry

Reporting to:Creative Director

Brand/Product Focus:Karl Lagerfeld Menswear

Location (On-Site):New York City, Midtown Manhattan – Fashion District

Key Responsibilities:

· Builds the line from conceptual research, sketches to final approved prototypes

· Pulls swipes, identifies inspiration styles and trends to illustrate line development

· Sketches the line based on the Line Plan for each market

· Shops for seasonal inspirational each season

· Contributes to color palette and materials development for each collection

· Communicates daily with overseas offices regarding the status of the product development and approvals

· Works closely with sales and merchant planning teams to monitor sales trends

· Creates tech packs for branded hardware/embellishment layouts, heels and constructions

· Communicates with sourcing and production teams to ensure costing goals are achieved

Professional Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

· 5 – 7 years of experience in Men’s footwear design, required

· Expert technical skill proficiency using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, required, Experienced in PLM, required.

· Demonstrated ability to sketch technical footwear drawings, with strong hand sketch and competent computer design skills

· Must be able to competently correct protos, working alongside technician, identifying and resolving issues

· Demonstrated capability and knowledge of varied constructions spanning ALL categories for Men’s

· Familiarity with the development process and working with overseas factories and vendors

· Fashion savvy with the critical ability to identify and interpret commercially viable trends

· Accurate attention to detail, strong organizational skills and ability to take independent action to follow through on open items and issue resolution to completion

· Confident, capable, highly effective cross-functional written/verbal communication, teaming and interpersonal skills

Educational Background

• Bachelor’s or technical degree in Design, Footwear-specific focus preferred or equivalent work experience

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.|

G-III excels at bringing excitement and confidence to customers through the fashion we create. We are global experts in design, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and marketing, which enables us to fuel the growth of a substantial portfolio of brands. With more than 30 licensed and owned brands, including some of the most sought-after names in global fashion, our success is driven by our team’s entrepreneurial spirit and our deep relationships across the industry.

G-III’s owned brands include DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Donna Karan, Vilebrequin, Sonia Rykiel, G.H. Bass, Bass Outdoor, Andrew Marc, Eliza J., GIII Sports and more. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Dockers, Guess?, Kenneth Cole, Levi’s, Vince Camuto, Margaritaville and more. G-III also operates retail stores for the DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld Paris and Donna Karan brands.

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