Sweater Designer - DKNY Sportswear

G-III Apparel Group
United States
Posted 3 hours ago
$75,000 — $95,000 / year
Full time

Sweater Designer, DKNY Sportswear

Success Profile: The Sweater Designer for DKNY Sportswear will create and design a competitive fashion apparel 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’s strategic and financial objectives for the customer.

Reporting to: Director of Design

Brand/Product Focus: DKNY Sportswear/Sweaters

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

Key Responsibilities

Design and Development:

  • Creates sketches for development, by both hand and Illustrator.
  • Completes all aspects of design packages - sketching, tech packs, creating and maintaining line sheets.
  • Researches and develops innovative trims each season.
  • Researches and sources new yarns.
  • Prepares and maintains tech packs from initial development through bulk.
  • Organizes and maintains design development including artwork, trims, fabric worksheets, initial development, finalized tech pack, line list, etc.
  • Attends garment fittings and assists technical designers.
  • Revises and updates information in tech packs and communicates changes/updates to factories.
  • Submits and approves artwork/strike-offs, lab dips, etc.
  • Displaysproficiency in both Illustrator flat sketches and hand sketches on a figure.
  • Creates CAD presentations for internal and external use with speed and accuracy.

Production and Overseas Communications:

  • Creates and maintains charts for overseas sample requests.
  • Communicates daily with factories for ongoing Product Development.
  • Sample Prep for meetings and/or market.
  • PLM data entry to create BOM’s for production.
  • Coordinates all domestic and overseas development.

Professional Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

  • 5 – 7 years of experience in sweater apparel design, required
  • Expert technical skill proficiency using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, required
  • Demonstrated ability to sketch technical 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
  • Familiarity with the yarn/sweater 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
  • Proven ability to cultivate design talent – training, development, performance management – direct reports and contract resources

Educational Background

• Bachelor’s or technical degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience

Candidate Requirements:

CV/Resume AND Work Samples (Portfolio URL) Required for Initial Consideration

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. | www.g-iii.com

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.

The pay range for this position is: $75,000-$95,000 per year.

Please note that the foregoing compensation information is a good-faith assessment associated with this position only and is provided pursuant to the New York City Salary Transparency Law.

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