Senior Designer | Cut & Sew Knits | Calvin Klein Jeans

G-III Apparel Group
New York, NY, USA
Posted 9 minutes ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Senior Designer | Cut & Sew Knits | Calvin Klein Jeans

Success Profile:

The Senior Designer creates and designs a competitive fashion product line that strikes a balance between relevant commercial product and brand right emotional fashion, that will collectively grow the business according to the brand strategic and financial objectives for the customer. Designs the line from conceptual research, sketches to final approved prototypes. Ensures that there is a synergy/common thread running through each line within the category, and that the season’s vision is accurately captured. Generates fresh, unique ideas and concepts through research: new materials, treatments, design techniques.

This is an exciting time for a proven Designer with ten years of specific industry experience spanning retail, wholesale, pattern-drafting, draping and print design for a global fashion lifestyle apparel brand to join the G-III team as a Senior Designer!

Reporting to:Design Director

Brand/Product Focus:Women's Cut & Sew Knits | Calvin Klein Jeans

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

Key Accountabilities:

Line Development:Researches current trends and forecasts the evolution on trends within brand identity. Applies findings from research (including blog, magazine, store, street-style, vintage exploration) to a seasonally relevant, cohesive collection that is well balanced in fabrication and thoroughly merchandised. Communicates seasonal concept/design intent to factories; Requests preliminary treatments and mock-ups

Sample Development:Generates tech-packs with clear silhouette, garment construction, and trim information to overseas factories. Receives prototype, fits and communicates adjustments to overseas factories via photographs, spec notes, and diagram sketches. Evaluates collection standing and sketch and refabricates to support seasonal objectives within line plan/SKU count. Exaggerates visual cues to reinforce concept and transcribes amplified garments to runway program with stylist.

Retail & Competitive Landscape:Maintains on-going awareness of the category’s impact and presence at retail, stays keenly in tune to the competition and brand strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Education and Experience:

· Ten (10) or more years of category specific Design experience for a global fashion lifestyle women’s apparel brand, spanning retail and wholesale

· Experience with cut & sew, required

· College degree, or equivalent professional work experience, required

Skills and Behaviors:

· Proven ability to collaborate on a design team and to design at the speed of fashion

· Development process expertise with reputational excellence working with overseas factories and vendors

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

· Technical skill proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator

· Motivated to work in a high energy environment at the speed of fashion with ever-changing priorities

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

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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