The GIII Apparel Group

  • Design Associate - Men's Outerwear

    ID
    2018-7195
    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 Deisgn Associate to join it's team based in New York City!

    Responsibilities

    • Excellent illustrator skills for flats and tech packs
    • Day to day communication with overseas offices and internal team
    • Multitasking on various seasons
    • Day to day up keep of filing and organization of specs and development packages
    • Developing fabric qualities for each season with overseas offices.
    • Researching design concepts from magazines / vintage / and from stores
    • Researching design inspiration, trends and styling details for collection development
    • Staying ahead of trends
    • Develop mood boards for seasonal design presentation
    • Collaborate with merchandiser and production specialist to meet their needs (price points, sku counts)
    • Staying on calendar by setting specific schedules of each development stage set by production.
    • Creating conspicuous and detailed technical packages for all classifications.
    • Conduct fitting by working with tech designer to ensure garments fit in line development process.
    • Work with VP of Design to execute seasonal direction.
    • Provide clear directions for graphic designer and assistant
    • Create design maps / boards / cads

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in fashion design and menswear

    • 3+ years of industry experience in Men's design

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

    • Working knowledge of Photoshop/Illustrator
    • Strong ability to translate ideas through sketching

    • Strong understanding of specing process

    • Good understanding of price points and the financial aspect of designing

    • Experience of working through the different market levels ie – high steet / bridge / high end

    • Effective communication and presentation skills

    • Keen eye for trend

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