The GIII Apparel Group

  • Designer, Women's Suits

  • 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 Women's Suits Designer to join it's New York based team!



    • 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 Trim Buyer + Production Managers – ensuring correct development + color allocation applied to each body
    • Field Merchandising Requests


    • 5+ years of design experience in Women's Suits
    • 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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