Calvin Klein Accessories – Women’s Bags Designer

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Job title

Calvin Klein Accessories – Women’s Bags Designer, Calvin Klein

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level

Senior Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

DEPARMTENT:

Calvin Klein Accessories - Europe

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Calvin Klein Women’s Bags Designer will report into the Design Manager of the Calvin Klein Accessories Division.The Women’s Bags Designer will be responsible for:

  • The conception and development of the Calvin Klein Women’s Bags through key silhouettes, materials, hardware in accordance with the brand DNA, global design inputs and market requirements and in collaboration with the Design team.
  • Preparing seasonal mood boards, concept boards, research, and color proposals (4 collections – 2 main and 2 pre) for bags.
  • Building the line following a ‘red thread’ of colors, silhouettes and detailing in order to help cross-merchandising on the wall/window across different families and materializations.
  • Working closely and building a strong relationship with Merchandisers and Product Developers, in order to strengthen partnership.
  • Working closely with peers from the Merchandising and PD departments with the best open and collaborative attitude.
  • Delivering proper technical packs for development by keeping deadlines.
  • Delivering comments to PD, based on Design Manager and Creative Director feed backs.
  • Preparing and presenting concepts/collection to the Creative Director.

The Ideal Candidate

DESIRED SKILLS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Degree in Design
  • Experience: 5 to 8 years of experience in Women’s Bags design.
  • Experience in working and visiting factories in Asia.
  • Skills: Advanced use of Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design.
  • Excellent hand sketch skill.
  • High productivity.
  • Pro activity.
  • High flexibility, adapt to changes.
  • Highly organized with the ability to plan according to priority and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Sensibility to colors.
  • Good understanding of Calvin Klein DNA and brand awareness
  • Good understanding of constructions and materials with knowledge of pattern making.
  • Excellent presentation skills are a must
  • 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

About Us

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

We are an international fashion design and marketing company at the forefront of our industry. We are timeless, modern, classic and sophisticated. Our all-American designs transcend our men’s, women’s and collection apparel, sportswear, jeanswear, underwear, tailored, accessories and a range of licensed products such as fragrances and home furnishings. Through these iconic products we strive to engage and inspire our consumers around the world. 

In 2013, one of the world’s largest apparel companies, PVH Corp. acquired the complete House of Calvin Klein. Together, as a global, action-oriented company characterized by commitment and achievement, we strive to attract people who will help take our brands and business to new levels.