The GIII Apparel Group

  • Designer, Calvin Klein Social Dresses

  • 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 Designer to join it's Calvin Klein Social Dresses team based in New York City!


    • Initiate Color & Concept Development for each season.

     - Research in current fashion & culture.

     - Create mood / inspiration board.

     - Present new direction & idea to team members and directors

    • Manage fabric development in dresses each season.

     - Pitch original fabric development.

     - Develop CAD design / artwork.

     - Approve / Reject fabric development that’s suitable for brand’s aesthetic & product margin goal.

    • Build up tech-pack of garment for oversea manufacturers.

     - Input both design & technical detail of each garment.

     - 3 stages of tech-pack for each garment: Initial development - Show Room Sample - Bulk Production

    • Participate in fittings, production & sales meetings.

     - 3 to 5 stages of fittings (Proto, SRS, Bulk process) to ensure fit and quality of product to be delivered to the store & customers.

     - Attend sales review, Costing review, Supply & Demand review to reflect retail reaction to design process to achieve higher margin & sale goal.

    Constantly research & self-educate to be up to date with foremost fashion, trend and culture.

     - Market research: Contemporary & luxury brand boutiques & department store, online retailers.

     - Current publication research: Magazines, Blog, Trend & Forecasting subscription, Vintage / archive research.


    • 5+ years of design experience in social/evening dresses
    • Must be able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
    • Must be proficient on Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel
    • Must be well versed at cadding
    • Must be able to create line sheets
    • Must be comfortable with communication with overseas factories.
    • Must be able to create tech packs from beginning to end
    • Knowledge of the industry is needed
    • Must be action oriented and able to make decisions, positive “CAN DO” attitude is key


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