Senior Designer Menswear- Tailoring- Calvin Klein

Recruiter
Calvin Klein
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Closes
28 Oct 2022
Ref
PVH1USR33695WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Hours
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is the growth platform forCalvin KleinandTOMMY 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 Designer for Tailoring is part of the Calvin Klein Menswear team in Europe. They report into theSenior Design Director, and will be working on the Tailoring/Formal categories: Tailored blazers, pants, coats and suit separates.

The Senior Designer will bring a strong understanding of these categories, from previous experience, executing modern tailoring suitable for the Calvin Klein customer.The Senior Designer will partner with other members of the Menswear Design Team to create a cohesive language, with clear story telling reflecting seasonal concept ideas.

The focus will be to expand the tailoring into a modern version where classic and modern casual pieces sit together.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 Tailored Blazers, Pants, Coats and Suit Separates.
  • Research and identify trends and techniques that align with the Calvin Klein Aesthetic: modern and minimal.
  • Strong understanding of tailoring: the make, the technical features, fabrics 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.
  • Preparation of all sketches (2D & 3D) for divisional digital presentations and focus on the follow up off 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.
  • Great work ethic in a team environment, with strong communication skills.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor Level degree (or equivalent) in Fashion Design/Tailoring
  • Work experience: at least 4-7 years' experience in development of tailoring categories
  • Skills: Strong knowledge in Adobe especially in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Experience using PLM systems and CAD
  • Open to work in 3D Design and digital process.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, fluent in written and spoken English are a must.
  • 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 anywhere4 weeks a year, home office allowance and meeting freeFridays
  • 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 programsto leverage yourprofessional 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 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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