Job Details

Job title

Accessories Designer, Calvin Klein

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

Calvin Klein Accessories - Europe

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, research and create collections for CK accessories including soft accessories, hardware and graphics
  • Research of key market trends, silhouettes and colours
  • Preparing seasonal mood boards, color trends and research (4 collections – 2 main and 2 pre) for bags, small leather goods and belts
  • Day to day communication with your product developers on all areas from hardware to materials
  • Prepare hand sketches / illustrator
  • Color ups in CAD packages
  • Prepare technical sketches
  • Preparing all design sheets for divisional presentations and sales presentations
  • Create sample request forms and ensure all sample request forms are accurate and complete and communicate updates and changes to partners and vendors accordingly
  • Adherence to the Divisional Calendar and ability to meet deadlines set by the division to execute the collection
  • Working closely and building a strong relationship with the Global Creative Director in NY, in order to strengthen the partnership and design coordination across the regions
  • Working closely with peers from the Merchandising and PD departments with the best open and collaborative attitude

The Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Degree in Design
  • Experience: 6 years of experience Accessories design & graphic design
  • Experience in working and visiting factories in Europe and Asia
  • Skills: Advanced use of Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Excellent hand sketch skill.
  • Experience in 3D design (Rhino, etc.)
  • Highly organized with the ability to plan according to priority and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good understanding of Calvin Klein DNA and brand awareness
  • Competencies: Highly creative with fresh new ideas, with ability to combine creative with commercial restraints.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in English a must.
  • Availability to travel

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

About Us

Provocative. Modern. Sensual. Iconic.  

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.  

After nearly 50 years, Calvin Klein continues to be a cultural catalyst across the globe by embracing tension, sparking ideas and creating unforeseen realities. We believe in a culture that provokes discovery and brave thinking. We strive to make a positive impact on the world. We inspire passion in our people. We embody authenticity and embrace individuality.  

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of Calvin Klein products exceed $8 billion in 2015 and were distributed in [over] 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. In 2003, we were acquired by PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world.