The GIII Apparel Group

  • Associate Designer, Karl Lagerfeld Ladies Outerwear

    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 an Associate Designer to join it's Karl Lagerfeld Ladies Outerwear team based in New York City!


    The associate designer supports the sr. designer in the entre design process leading to production of seasonal collection. This individual will work closely with production, tech and sales team to execute merchandise while maintaining the brand aesthetic.


    • Responsible for creating detailed and accurate tech packs
    • Assist in market research and trends
    • Start and update all charts relevant to their department (development, sample tracking, production)
    • Request and keep track of showroom, photo and customers samples
    • Assist in production fabric/trims/prints submits and approvals
    • Support production and tech teams by sending accurate information to factories for correct and timely production
    • Responsible for maintaining an efficient fabric and trim library
    • Follow up daily on overseas communication with vendors
    • Prepare collection for sales presentations (line sheets, swatch cards, photos and CADs)
    • Assemble presentation boards for meetings with guidance of Senior Designer


    • Minimum 3 years’ experience. Outerwear/jacket experience a plus.
    • Must have a sense of urgency and manage request, deadlines and work load in the most efficient manner.
    • Organized in all aspects, detail Oriented, and a team player
    • Maintain a high level of professionalism in all settings
    • Strong design and sketching by hand or illustrator
    • Must have knowledge of garment construction and fit/specs
    • Responsible, independent and self-motivated to accomplish task
    • Highly proficient with adobe illustrator, Photoshop, excel, webPLM


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