Design Assistant, Purple Label

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
09 May 2022
Closes
13 Jul 2022
Ref
28585
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview
Support the design teams for Men's Clothing (Purple Label, Polo and RRL) and Purple Label concept, including season concept & products as well as special projects (celebrity dressing, photo shoots, look book showroom rigging, VIC and VIP).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Assist Design team in the execution of product as defined by Line Plan/Design Briefs
* Generate detailed hand drawn sketches, Adobe Illustrator flats; CAD multiple colorways
* Prepare and manage flat and detail sketches in Illustrator to support construction hand- offs
* Communicate product definition to merchandising/PD team to support accurate line sheet/ GFE upload.
* Work in PLM / XD to load, update and maintain information as required
* Work with Product Development to understand status of all material and key components for both submits and samples.
* As directed, facilitate development of material components - ie fabric, trim, labels, logos
* Support manager in design meetings, pre meeting design presentation boards, as well as post meeting re-caps, updates
* Stay current with competitive market, new materials, and innovation.
* Pull research from web sites, blogs, etc.
* Archive and maintain organized all vintage samples or new all protos and props used for the creation of concept and showroom.
* MTM and Special Project support collaborate on all our special project
* Support team operationally - record keeping, organizing and maintaining all documents, fabrics and materials related to product, including calendar, expenses, invoicing and travel planning

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Degree in fashion design or related field preferred
* Strong team work / collaborative skills set essential
* Design experience, visual merchandising, or retail a plus.
* Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Highly detail oriented, thorough, accurate and dedicated to seeing a project through on time
* Goal Oriented and focused on creating winning results
* Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite; mainly Illustrator, Photoshop & In Design
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