The Donna Karan Company LLC

Senior Designer - DKNY Sportswear

ID
2017-6628
US-NY-New York

Overview

G-III Apparel Group, the world's premier designer and manufacturer of quality leather outerwear, dresses, women's suits, sportswear and accessories, with a comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and wholly-owned brands, including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi’s, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others is seeking a senior designer to join the DK/DKNY Sportswear design team based in New York City.

 

The Senior Designer will be responsible for design and execution of the seasonal collections.

Responsibilities

  • Complete all aspects of design packages - sketching, tech packs, creating and maintaining linesheets,
  • Identify seasonal fashion direction & merchandise trends and client needs
  • Create seasonal presentation boards highlighting fabric, color and print direction 
  • Research and develop innovative trims each season
  • Research and source new fabrics 
  • Prepare and maintain tech packs from initial development through bulk
  • Organize and maintain design development including artwork, trims, fabric worksheets, initial development, finalized tech pack, line list, etc. 
  • Attend garment fittings and assist technical designers 
  • Revise and update information in tech packs and communicate changes/updates to factories 
  • Submit and approve artwork/strike-offs, wash panels, lab dips, etc. 
  • Manage and adhere to Time and Action Calendar

 

Qualifications

  • BA in Fashion Design 
  • 5+ years experience with women’s performance and sportswear design with 1-2 years experience in a senior design role (or compatible position) 
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CS, MS Excel, and MS Office Suite 
  • Experience working with overseas factories, agents and fabric and trim vendors 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral 
  • Ability to work cross functionally, building strong relationships between various departments 
  • Strong eye for trends and abreast on current industry news/developments 

 

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