Designer Menswear Shirt

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 Apr 2022
01 Jun 2022
Full Time
Calvin Klein Menswear Designer - Shirts


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 and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. 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 Calvin Klein

Calvin Kleinis a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered bybold, progressive ideals. TheCalvin Kleinbrands -CK Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein UnderwearandCalvin Klein Performance- provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. TheCalvin Kleinbrands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under theCalvin Kleinbrands were approximately $9.4 billion inFull Price Retail CK Merchandising Manager2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established forCalvin Kleinto provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of theCalvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe thatCalvin Kleinis well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success.

The Team

The Designer Shirts is part of the Calvin Klein Menswear team, located in Amsterdam, reporting into Senior Wovens Designer. You will work as part of this passionate team of Designers and Merchants across both formal and casual offering.

Position Description

The Designer has a strong understanding of shirts: casual and dress shirts.

For Casual shirts the focus is on fabrics and shapes linked with the seasonal direction. Dress shirts is all about novelty in prints following the DNA of Calvin Klein, this business is quite block-driven so all focus is on the right patterns and colors

The Designer will partner with other members of the design team to create cohesive programs aligned across our different lifestyles, with clear story telling reflecting seasonal concept ideas.

The key objective is to ensure creative commercial product that is designed and developed for Calvin Klein Menswear which is in line with the Calvin Klein brand identity.

Key responsibilities
  • Design Casual and Dress shirts
  • Research and identify trends and techniques that align with the Calvin Klein Aesthetic.
  • Translate Global seasonal brief into Shirts categories.
  • Strong understanding of Shirts (Casual Shirts, Shirt jackets and Dress Shirts)
  • Working to the Divisional calendar to meet deadlines.
  • Be able to work to a commercial Range plan each season, collaborating with the Merchandising team on best seller management, essential product and seasonal newness.
  • Preparation of all sketches (2D /3D) for divisional digital presentations and focus on the follow up of each style.
  • Prepare all confirmed styles to be digitalized, with clear garment worksheets, completed to a high standard for sending to global buying offices.
  • Work closely with the Design team to align design aesthetics, seasonal details and creative big ideas.
  • Great work ethic in a team environment, with the utilizition of strong communication skills.
  • Casual Shirts: focus on trends in shapes and fabrics with brand-right details.
  • Dress Shirts: knowledge and feeling for patterns and colors - Patterns created in house with the help of Graphic/Cad Designer.

  • Bachelor Level degree (or equivalent) in Fashion Design.
  • Work experience: at least 3-5 years' experience in development of shirts.
  • High level of understanding shirt patterns created in CAD.
  • Skills: Strong knowledge in Adobe especially in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Experience using PLM systems and CAD
  • Knowledge of 3D Design (eg Browzwear/ Clo3D) is a plus
  • Open to work in 3D Design and digital process.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience of traveling to vendors for seasonal sourcing and development trips.
  • Creative with new ideas, with the ability to be creative within a commercial environment.
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A fast and organized designer to cope with the fast pace of seasons.
  • High level of attention to detail needed.

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.

COVID-19and Working at PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact ofCOVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting processmay be conducted remotely, primarilyvia phone and video calls. Once you're onboard, you'll join in our Work Smart hybrid way of working, which is focused on connection, collaboration and community, with our dynamic offices and workspaces there to facilitate teamwork and innovation.

In your initial call, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the full details of our Work Smart hybrid working policy, as well as any adapted measures that may be in place based on current government guidelines.

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