Junior Designer - Accessories Mens

Amsterdam, Netherlands
05 Oct 2021
03 Dec 2021
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.

We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good.

Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric intimates brand. True&Co. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

About Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 16,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than1,400 retail storesthroughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of theTommy Hilfigerbrand were $9.2 billionin 2019

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a brand portfolio that includesTOMMY HILFIGERandTOMMY JEANS.

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups and is recognized for celebrating the essence of "classic American cool" style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.

Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men's tailored clothing and sportswear, women's collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, swimwear, socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage.

The Team
The Tommy Hilfiger Accessories division is one of the main business drivers within Tommy Hilfiger Europe. Based in the Amsterdam European HQ, the team is split into 4 sub teams: Design, Production, Sourcing & Development, Buying & Planning and Merchandising & Sales

These 4 teams work together in an informal setting to create superbly styled and high-end quality products for the European consumer base. Tommy Hilfiger Womenswear presents 4 collections per year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

The Position
Reporting into the Senior Designer you will collaborate with all team members as well as merchandisers and product developers on concepting and developing Accessories product, with the added responsibility of developing 3D CADS

Key Responsibilities:
  • Owning the full design process for Men'­­s belts and small leather goods (SLG's), initially guided by the Senior designer and Design manager
  • Researching trends and taking inspiration from this to produce creative and innovative shapes, details and finishing's
  • Work closely with the Global Design Director on planning the range within the brief from the Merchandising team to make best use of factory/fabric resource and offer commercially viable but exciting and interesting product.
  • Working alongside the design team, research for accessories in terms of image/mood/seasonal direction to present to the Global Design Director
  • Align the accessories collection with other product categories in the company
  • Full understanding of technical design and construction, to support technical specifications for the vendors
  • Have a core understanding of leather and the manufacturing/making of leather products
  • Being flexible and able to work on multiple season at once.
  • Work on fabric/trim development and research with the Global Design Director and PD team
  • Illustrator CADs of belts, bags and small leather goods.
  • Photoshop capabilities to edit cads/photos of product
  • Work closely with the PD team, overseeing proto review process and passing comments on all product, colours and materials
  • Generating boards of apparel prints and colours each season and keeping these up to date
  • Generating digital Design overviews of bags, belts and small leather goods and keep them updated at all times.
  • Develop strong cross divisional relations via regular communication and update meetings
  • Support the Product Development team in the briefing of designs to the vendor base (travel may be involved) to facilitate successful development of prototype samples so not to compromise on design and function
  • Assisting design team with design modifications after each development stage
  • Preparing digital and hard copies of seasonal colour cards
  • Compiling handbag sample archive and logging new brought samples
  • Supporting the design teams with presentation preparations
  • Ensure all the technical specs are saved on PLM before deadlines
  • Providing necessary information on any style or colour related changes through updated design overview sheets
  • Assisting Senior designers with saving all the technical specs on the shared drive.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Fashion design degree, ideally in accessories design or product design
  • Minimum of 1- 2 years of accessories design work experience
  • Expertise on Photoshop, Illustrator and high capability in the use of 3D design software
  • Fluent in English, excellent communication written and verbally
  • Able to provide product direction and make product decision
  • Able and flexible to travel overseas and work in multi-cultural environment
  • In depth knowledge of colour, concept, materials and trends specifically tailored to the accessories markets
  • Ability to work in creative environment, to handle pressure, to work on multiple tasks under tight deadlines yet able to provide high quality work result
  • Strong hand sketching skills with understanding of scale and perspective
  • Strong team player, yet able to work independently when needed
  • Embrace the hands on, active, problem solving, open minded, dynamic, fun and fast pace environment
  • Fluent in English, excellent communication written and verbal

What You Can Expect From Us:
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include an up to date Accessories portfolio and motivational letter with your application. We would love to see your aesthetic as well how you commercially design to understand why this is THE role for you!

PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.