Designer I Kids Accessories

Tommy Hilfiger

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Designer I Kids Accessories, Tommy Hilfiger


New York, United States




Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The Designer I, Childrens Accessories, is responsible for designing and developing all accessories for boys and girls seasonally.


  • Interprets the seasonal color and concept and works with the rest of the childrens design team on the development of the season
  • Creates and illustrates designs based on original ideas and the needs of the business
  • Must have a broad knowledge of construction, materials, washes and trims as they relate to the below listed categories, in order to best achieve the brand aesthetic within specific price restraints: bags, duffle bags, handbags, hats, socks, underwear, footwear, cold weather accessories
  • Builds positive cross-functional relationships to ensure desired delivery and execution outcome is achieved
  • Researches and identifies new approaches and trends, exhibiting passion for the industry
  • Knowledgeable of hand off procedures and sample round approval processes relative to lead times and deliveries
  • Collaborates with Graphic Design and CAD teams, Childrens Apparel designers and Adult Accessories designers
  • Creates neat presentation boards for review, is comfortable presenting to groups
  • Exhibits flexibility to accommodate emerging opportunities in the business and areas of acceleration in the calendar
  • Ability to handle multiple seasons and multiple categories with adherence to calendar and deadlines
  • Must be able to problem solve by coming up with ways to cost engineer designs without losing the design intent
  • Responsible for communicating comments on strikeoffs/ patterns/ colors/ styles to production and merchandising
  • Responsible for color dip approvals and call-outs
  • Responsible for local market research on current trends and competitor assortments

The Ideal Candidate


  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Fashion Design
  • 5+ years in Accessories and/ or Apparel Design related experience
  • Childrens accessories experience preferred       
  • Strong technical experience in accessories and/ or garment construction
  • Must have proficient knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Web PDM/PLM
  • Ability to sketch flats and create techpacks in Illustrator
  • Must be self-motivated and good at time management
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and able to manage a large assortment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 3D design experience is a plus
  • Must be self-motivated, trustworthy, team player, flexible, organized, and professional at all times
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

Language skills

  1. English, Native or bilingual proficiency

About Us

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.  Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process.  Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, is a global apparel and retail company with more than 17,000 associates worldwide. With the support of strong global consumer recognition, Tommy Hilfiger has built an extensive distribution network in over 90 countries and more than 1,400 retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.7 billion in 2014.

With a heritage going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in 2014 revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.