Design Associate - Women's Intimates and Sleepwear

Ralph Lauren
New York, New York, United States
28 Jul 2022
12 Sep 2022
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
Associate Designer for Womens Intimates & Sleepwear licensing, supporting both Ralph Lauren and Licensing team in design and development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Own resource management between Licensee and Ralph Lauren Sportswear team, gathering fabrics, garments, and other resources from team members and ensuring all assets are successfully passed to the Licensee
* Manage palette needs between both Pantone and CSI color libraries, matching standards and pulling colors for dipping
* CAD Art - Work with Ralph Lauren team and Licensing team to create CAD art that matches the style of Ralph Lauren design boards and accurately represents garment construction
* Continuously update CADs as design changes are made. Create and maintain a library of CAD bodies. Mock-up any print or color pitches for design meetings
* Print Work - Research seasonal print needs. Pull print options from physical print archives for review with team. Do external vintage print research or set up buying appointments if necessary
* Note Taking and Digital Asset Distribution - Take detailed notes at all design meetings and distribute to Licensing and Special Project teams. Share our most up-to-date design boards following design meetings
* Competitive Research - Research market trends, competitive and new brands, silhouettes, and fabrications. Compile seasonal decks of brand appropriate research
* Support Ralph Lauren Concept team to grow brand knowledge. Pitch concept research to the concept team, assist in building of seasonal concept decks for the design team

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Degree or Experience in Fashion or related field preferred
* Excellent Computer Skills in Adobe Suite
* Experience with creating Fashion CADs
* Skilled eye for color and print
* Strong time management and organizational skills
* Interest in sleepwear and intimates
* Affinity for the Ralph Lauren aesthetic #LI-CE

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