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About Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands — CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance — provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.
The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world’s favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success
The Designer Knits / Jersey part of the Design Team for Calvin Klein Womenswear and is responsible for designing and executing seasonal Knits / Jersey Collections. The Designer has a strong understanding of the product they are responsible for and works closely with the Sr. Design Director, Merchandiser and Product Developer handling that same category. The Designer will also partner with other members of the Design Team to create a cohesive collection that is aligned across product groups with clear story telling reflecting seasonal concept ideas. The Designer has a strong understanding of knits / jersey constructions and a high level of fabric knowledge, with experience across all knits / jersey product including dresses, knits and tops. The Designer needs to have a good understanding of trends, shapes and fabrications and how these can be interpreted into brand right product. The key objective is to ensure creative commercial product is designed and developed for the Womenswear division , in line with the Calvin Klein brand identity.
The candidate needs to demonstrate a highly creative and versatile eye for design. The person will need be able to understand and interpret the aesthetic brief in a variety of ways to propose ideas to meet the commercial needs of the company.
Working within a intimate design team, this position is vital to ensuring the growth of the division.
Researching and identifying trends that work in the Calvin Klein Womenswear aesthetic.
Translate knits / jersey trends into commercial collections together with the Sr. Design Director.
Create a knits / jersey collection each season focusing on updates to commercial core product whilst also adding newness, novelty and innovation, in line with the Calvin Klein Womenswear aesthetic.
Strong understanding of knits / jersey product is a must, with a keen eye for feminine styling, shapes and details.
High level fabric knowledge of knits / jersey qualities, plus a strong technical understanding of outerwear fits and constructions.
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.
Preparing all sketches (2D & 3D) for divisional digital presentations and focus on the follow up of each style.
Prepare all confirmed styles to be digitalized, with garment worksheets and PLM completed to a high standard for sending to joint venture and buying offices globally.
Working closely and communicating daily on challenges and changes that arise during the development of styles. Partner with the Product Developer to ensure a smooth work flow each season.
Source qualities, washes, trims and details that fit in the Calvin Klein Womenswear aesthetic.
Work closely with the Design Team to align design aesthetics, seasonal details and creative big ideas.
Work closely with Tech and Product Development teams on garment fittings, based on block systems and new seasonal complex styles. Ensure all styles are to the highest possible standard and help find solutions to any problems that may come up during the fitting process.
Responsible to follow up on selected sourcing and fabrics each season with the Product Developer. Supports and partners with the Product Developer to execute each style, making sure that the Calvin Klein Womenswear DNA is seen in every garment.
Work well in a team environment, utilizing strong communication skills.
The Ideal Candidate:
Bachelor Level degree (or equivalent) in Fashion Design
Experience: at least 4-7 years’ experience on knits / jersey product is a must, with a main foucs on Womenswear.
Skills: Strong knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Experience using PLM systems.
Knowledge of 3D Design (eg Browzwear/ Clo3D)
Open to 3D Design and digital process.
High level of understanding of knits / jersey constructions and fabrications.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Experience 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 for branded product.
Excellent communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English are a must.
Open communicator and able to work with a number of personalities
Creates partnership and able to work within a team
What You Can Expect from Us:
A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
A monthly Covid home- office budget
A smart work program that empowers our associates to work from home in the Netherlands, within a flexible schedule
A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus awaiting you upon our return to the office
Please apply with your CV & portfolio
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.