Senior Designer Men's Accessories -Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
29 Jun 2022
17 Aug 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.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin 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. The Calvin Klein brands 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 the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in Full Price Retail CK Merchandising Manager 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is 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 Position

The Calvin Klein Senior Men's Bags Designer will report into the Design Director for Accessories, Design Direction and VP of Design.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The conception and development of the Calvin Klein Men's Bags through key silhouettes, materials, hardware in accordance with the brand DNA, global design inputs and market requirements and in collaboration with the Design team.
  • Preparing seasonal mood boards, concept boards, research, and color proposals (4 collections - 2 main and 2 pre) for bags.
  • Building the line following a 'red thread' of colors, silhouettes and detailing in order to help cross-merchandising on the wall/window across different families and materializations.
  • Working closely and following the Design Direction of the brand as conveyed by the Design Direction.
  • Working closely and building a strong relationship with Merchandisers and Product Developers, in order to strengthen partnership.
  • Working closely with peers from the Merchandising and PD departments with the best open and collaborative attitude.
  • Preparing and presenting concepts/collection to the Design Director and Creative Director.
  • Working within an intimate design team, this position is vital to ensuring the growth of the division.
  • Men's Accessories is a key focus area within the Accessories Division, therefore a strong, commercial technical understanding of men's accessories is a must.
  • As the design team is small, you must craft key looks from sketch to technical packs
  • Create technical specs of hardware in 2D and 3D
  • Create prints and graphics technical specs
  • Create digital overviews of the collection
  • Create layouts for internal and external presentations
  • Responsible for designing and executing of seasonal collections according to range plans.
  • Assist the Design Director on daily tasks
  • Researching accessories details that are aligned with the corporate design brief
  • Researching trends that work into the Calvin Klein brand identity/strategy, translating these into seasonal collections.
  • Working closely with the wider team to ensure deadlines are meet within the divisional calendar.
  • Strong computer sketches (CAD) and knowledge of PLM is essential.
  • Responsible for mood, trend, colour, fabric & trim research within these categories.
  • Working with the in-house sourcing team on fabric selection process and managing the fabric archive.
  • Close cooperation with tech department & PD team for the execution of product for proto review and hand-over.
  • Act quickly to developing trends and filter this into special designed capsules within these categories which will be outside the seasonal calendar.
  • Work well in a team environment utilizing strong communication skills.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • 8 years+ experience as a Men's Accessories designer
  • University/college degree in Fashion Design.
  • 1 years' experience in managing a junior designer or designers.
  • Adobe creative suite skills are a must and a strong interest or willingness to learn 3D design (Browzwear/Lotta/CLO).
  • High level of attention to detail needed for branded product.
  • Excellent hand sketch skills
  • High productivity.
  • Pro activity.
  • High flexibility, adapt to changes.
  • Sensibility to colors.
  • Good understanding of Calvin Klein DNA and brand awareness
  • Good understanding of constructions and materials with knowledge of pattern making.
  • Excellent presentation skills are a must
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and good work aesthetic
  • Good understanding of constructions and materials and a knowledge of pattern making
  • Creative with fresh new ideas, with ability to be creative within commercial restraints.
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A fast and organized designer to cope with the fast pace environments.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English are a must.
  • Creates partnership and able to work within a diverse team.
  • Experience in working and visiting factories in Asia.
  • Availability to travel

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

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.