The GIII Apparel Group

  • Senior Dress Designer

    ID
    2018-7194
    Location
    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, seeks a Senior Dress Designer to join its team based in New York City!

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Dress Designer reports to Design Director to design a balanced and desirable collection with season which is appropriate to the demands of the growth of the business.

     

    Development

    • Research current trends and forecast evolution on said trends within our brand identity
    • Apply 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
    • Communicate seasonal concept/design intent to factories - request preliminary treatments + mock-ups
    • Attend vendor meetings and work on product concepts with Trim Team

    - follow trim full cycle to production 

     

    Sample Phase

    • Generate tech-packs with clear silhouette, garment construction, and trim information to overseas factories
    • Evaluate collection standing and sketch + refabricate to support seasonal objectives within line plan/SKU count
    • Exaggerate visual cues to reinforce concept + transcribe amplified garments to runway program with stylist 
    • Support Collection to Production

     

    Support Collection to Production

    • Follow garment to production with Production Managers – ensuring correct development + color allocation applied to each body for costing.
    • Field Merchandising Requests
    • Responsible for approving lab dips and bulk approval as well as trims

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years of Industry experience (including retail, wholesale, pattern drafting + draping, print design.) 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Design

    Competancies:

    • Timely decision making
    • Functional/Technical skills
    • Detail and action oriented
    • Drive for results
    • Fabric trim and sourcing
    • Print selections
    • Fittings
    • Photo requests and photo comments
    • Must maintain T&A calendar
    • Must be able to multi task – different seasons at different stages of development and production.

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