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Assistant Designer, Men's Denim - Calvin Klein

Employer
Calvin Klein
Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Closing date
1 Feb 2024

Job Details

POSITION SUMMARY:

As an Assistant Designer for Men's Denim, you will be an essential part of the design team responsible for creating stylish and on-trend denim collections for men. Your role will involve providing support in the design process, conducting research, and contributing to the development of denim designs that align with the brand's vision, market trends, and customer preferences. Collaborating closely with the design team, you will play a significant role in elevating the brand's men's denim offerings and contributing to the overall success of the fashion line.

As an Assistant Designer for Men's Denim, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the brand's design direction and develop denim garments that resonate with customers. If you are a fashion enthusiast with a flair for design and a desire to be part of a dynamic design team, we welcome you to apply and be part of our innovative journey in the fashion industry.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

Design Support:
  • Collaborate with the design team to create sketches, illustrations, and technical drawings for men's denim garments, including jeans, jackets, and shorts.
  • Assist in brainstorming sessions and concept ideation to develop new and innovative denim designs.

Trend Research and Analysis:
  • Conduct research on denim trends, wash techniques, fabrications, and garment styles relevant to men's denim.
  • Stay updated with the latest market trends and customer preferences.

Material and Wash Selection:
  • Support the design team in sourcing and selecting suitable denim fabrics, washes, trims, and embellishments for garment prototypes and production.
  • Work closely with suppliers and product developers to ensure material availability and quality.

Tech Pack Creation:
  • Assist in creating detailed tech packs and design specifications for denim samples and production.

Sample Review and Fit Sessions:
  • Participate in sample reviews and fit sessions to provide feedback on the fit, construction, and design details of denim prototypes.

Collaboration and Communication:
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product developers and merchandisers, to ensure seamless execution of denim designs.
  • Effectively communicate design concepts and ideas to team members and stakeholders.

Brand Alignment:
  • Understand and maintain the brand's design aesthetic and language in all men's denim products.
  • Collaborate with the design team and brand team to ensure consistency in storytelling and branding across denim collections.

Trend Presentation:
  • Assist in preparing trend presentations and mood boards to inspire and inform the design process.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Experience:
  • 1+ years design experience in denim design would be preferred
  • Familiarity with construction techniques, denim wash, and garment construction
  • Previous experience or internships in fashion design, preferably with a focus on women's denim or a related category.


Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in Fashion Design. Concentration in denim


Skills:

  • Knowledge of design software and tools like Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Passion for fashion, creativity, and a keen eye for denim trends and aesthetics.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively present ideas.


RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY:

This is a creative position requiring strong familiarity with denim development and garment construction. Must be able to take direction and follow through with the work efficiently. Foresee and trouble-shoot any issues along the way with the guidance of the Design Director Denim. Ability to multi-task, think outside the box, be open-minded and optimistic.

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Pay Range:
PVH currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. These ranges are based on what PVH reasonably believes that it will pay an associate for their base salary for said position at the time of the posting. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location and other relevant skills. PVH is committed to providing a market-competitive total rewards package to eligible associates, which includes diverse and robust health and insurance benefits to meet the varied needs of our associates and an above-market 401(k) contribution to help our associates save for retirement. We also offer career growth opportunities, empowering our associates to design their future at PVH.

PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH

Company

For five decades, CALVIN KLEIN has been a cultural catalyst, creating a legacy of iconic imagery and provocative conversation while retaining its American DNA and youth-inspired designs. Our associates are a group of talented individuals with unique personalities and perspectives. At CALVIN KLEIN, we take risks, embrace differences and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Above all, we care passionately for the brand, our customer and each other. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, CALVIN KLEIN is one of the world’s largest and most successful designer fashion brands. We are driven by our associates, creating one of the most visionary workforces in fashion. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and the future we are creating. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN products exceeded $8 billion in 2017, and CALVIN KLEIN branded products are distributed in 110+ countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs a worldwide network of over 10,000 associates and operates more than 2,000 free-standing stores globally. Calvin Klein, Inc. was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

Company info
Telephone
020 589 9888
Location
Danzigerkade
165
Amsterdam
Netherlands
1013 AP
NL

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