Senior Knit Designer- Menswear- Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 Sep 2022
04 Nov 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is the growth platform for Calvin Klein and TOMMY HILFIGER. Through driving brand strength and relevance, we are connecting our global, iconic brands closer to where the consumer is going than ever before, today and with future generations. Guided by our values and enabled by our scale and global reach, we are driving fashion forward for good, as one team with one vision and one plan. That's the Power of Us, that's the Power of PVH+.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is one of the world's leading global fashion lifestyle brands with a history of bold, non-conformist ideals that inform everything we do. Founded in New York in 1968, the brand's minimalist and sensual aesthetic drives our approach to product design and communication, creating a canvas that offers the possibility of limitless self-expression. The Calvin Klein brands - CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Performance - are connected by the intention and purpose of elevating everyday essentials to globally iconic status. Each of the brands has a distinct identity and position in the retail landscape, providing us the opportunity to market a range of universally appealing products to domestic and international consumers with a variety of needs. Our products are underpinned by responsible design, high-quality construction, and the elimination of all unnecessary details. We strive for unique and dimensional pieces that continuously wear well and remain relevant season after season. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products were approximately $8.5 billion in 2021.

Calvin Klein continues to solidify its position as an innovator of emerging digital platforms and modern marketing campaigns. PVH acquired Calvin Klein in 2003 and continues to oversee a focused approach to growing the brand's worldwide relevance, presence, and long-term growth.

Position Description:

The Senior Knits Designer is part of the Calvin Klein Menswear team in Europe, reporting into the Knit Design Manager. This position will be working mainly on the POLO and T-SHIRT categories.

The Senior Designer has a strong understanding of these categories, built up from previous industry experience.

The Senior Designer will partner with other members of the Knit Design Team to create a cohesive language, with clear story telling reflecting seasonal concept ideas. The Senior Designer will also work together with the Graphic Team to create a strong graphic language for Calvin Klein Menswear.

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

Key responsibilities:
  • Designing polo's, graphic tees and other knit tops (flat knits/cut and sew)
  • Research and identify trends and techniques that align with the Calvin Klein aesthetic.
  • Strong understanding of graphic techniques on Jersey products.
  • 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 and PLM completed to a high standard for sending to joint venture and global buying offices.
  • Working closely and daily communication on challenges and changes that might arise during the development of styles. Partner with the Product Developer to ensure a smooth work process each season.
  • Work closely with the Design team to align design aesthetics, seasonal details and creative big ideas.

  • Bachelor Level degree (or equivalent) in Fashion Design or similar
  • Work experience: at least 4-7 years, with 2 years minimum in development of knits/jerseys
  • High level of understanding graphic prints and techniques
  • 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) Or open to work in 3D Design and digital process.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, fluent in written and spoken English as that is the working language of our business.
  • 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.

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • Work Smart Program: hybrid work, flex hours, work from anywhere 4 weeks a year, home office allowance and meeting free Fridays
  • One of a kind Campus: state-of-the-art collaboration spaces, restaurant with premium buffet, takeaway deli, barista coffee bars, skybar and rooftop garden
  • Health & Well-being: People's Place gym, sports clubs, nutritional coaching, meditation studio, headspace subscription, rooftop yoga and mental health days
  • Social events: Thursday socials, pub quizzes, annual themed events, sample sales and market launches
  • PVH University: learning and development programs to leverage your professional and personal goals
  • How we support you: onsite parking, bike garages, commuting allowances, Employee Assistance Programs, pension schemes and discount on our brands Tommy Hilfiger & Calvin Klein to name a few!

Our Talent Acquisition will share our full benefits overview at the offer stage.

PVH Europe and our brands, 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.