The GIII Apparel Group

  • Senior Designer, Calvin Klein Sweaters

    ID
    2018-7407
    Location
    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    GIII Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, 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.

     

    GIII also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories. 

     

    GIII Apparel Group is currently seeking a Senior Designer - CK Sportswear to join its team based in New York City! 

    Responsibilities

    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

    Sample Phase

    • Generate tech-packs with clear silhouette, garment construction, and trim information to overseas factories
    • Receive prototype, fit and communicate adjustments to overseas factories via photographs, spec notes, and diagram sketches
    • 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

    • Aid Merchandising Team and Senior Vice President of Design during department introduction to new season
    • Follow garment to production with Production Managers – ensuring correct development + color allocation applied to each body
    • Field Merchandising Requests

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related filed
    • Must have high end background with an extensive knowledge of higher quality sweater design (ie stitches, yarns , silhouettes).
    • Over 10 years of Industry experience including retail, wholesale, pattern drafting + draping, print design

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