Senior Designer- Women's Knits and Jersey, Tommy Hilfiger

Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 Apr 2022
06 Sep 2022
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 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.


TOMMY HILFIGERis one of the world's most recognized premium lifestyle brands, uplifting and inspiring consumers since 1985. The brand creates iconic style, which comes alive at the intersection of the classic and the new, co-created with people who are shaping culture around the world.TOMMY HILFIGERcelebrates the essence of classic American style with a modern twist. Tommy Hilfiger offers premium, quality and value to consumers worldwide under theTOMMY HILFIGERandTOMMY JEANSlifestyles, with a breadth of collections including men's, women's and kids' sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. Tommy Hilfiger has an unwavering commitment to sustainability and inclusivity.

Global retail sales ofTOMMY HILFIGERproducts were approximately $9.3 billion in 2021 and the brand is powered by more than 16,000 associates worldwide - present in 100 countries and more than 2,000 retail stores, including its largest global flagship store acquired Tommy Hilfiger in 2010 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand's worldwide relevance, presence, and long term growth.

The Team
The Tommy Hilfiger Womenswear 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

The Senior Knits Designer is part of the Tommy Hilfiger Womenswear team and is responsible for designing and executing seasonal collections for cut & sew jersey.

The Designer has a strong understanding of the product they are responsible for and works closely with the Senior Designer and Product Development team handling that same category. The Designer will also partner with other members of the Design Team to create a cohesive collection that is aligned across product groups with clear story telling reflecting seasonal concept ideas.

The Designer has a strong understanding of jersey constructions and a high level of fabric knowledge, with experience across all jersey product including T-shirts, heavy weight knits (sweatshirts), dresses and polos. The Designer needs to have a good understanding of trends, shapes and fabrications and how these can be interpreted into brand right product.

The key objective is to ensure creative commercial product is designed and developed for the Womenswear division, in line with the Tommy Hilfiger brand identity.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Researching and identifying trends that work within the Tommy Hilfiger brand strategy, translating these into product in line with the seasonal concept direction
  • Strong understanding of knit/jersey product is a must, with a keen eye for details and attention to the functionality of the product
  • High level fabric knowledge of Jersey qualities, plus a strong technical understanding of fits and constructions
  • Translate knit trends into commercial collections together with the Senior designer.
  • Focus on updates to commercial core product whilst also adding newness, novelty and innovation
  • 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
  • Preparing all sketches (2D & 3D) for divisional digital presentations and to focus on the follow up of each style
  • Prepare all selected and confirmed styles to be digitalized, with garment worksheets and PLM completed to a high standard for sending to joint venture and buying offices globally
  • Working closely and communicating daily on challenges and changes that arise during the development of styles. Partner with the Product Developer to ensure a smooth work flow each season
  • Understanding and sourcing qualities, washes, trims and details that fit in the Tommy Hilfiger aesthetic
  • Work closely with the Design Team to align design aesthetics, seasonal details and creative big ideas
  • Work closely with the graphics team with knowledge of graphic techniques and constructions.
  • Work closely with Tech and Product Development teams on garment fittings, based on block systems and new seasonal styles. Ensure all styles are to the highest possible standard and help find solutions to any problems that may come up during the fitting process
  • Responsible to follow up on selected sourcing and fabrics each season with the Product Developer. Supports and partners with the Product Developer to execute each style, making sure that the Tommy Hilfiger DNA is seen in every garment
  • Work well in a team environment, utilizing strong communication skills.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 5+ years of experience in Fashion Design with 1 full year of experience in Cut & sew knit
  • Elivated taste level
  • Graduated at a degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent computer skills (Illustrator/Photoshop) & hand-drawn skills
  • Understanding of 3D software such as Browzwear
  • Business English fluency (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to translate trends into a commercial collection with a contemporary handwriting
  • Is able to work in a highly productive, fast-paced environment with a hands-on attitude
  • Ability to travel within Europe for supplier visits if required

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 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.

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