About the Company
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 Calvin Klein Womenswear designer specializing in outerwear & wovens is responsible for following categories; outerwear, blazer, leather & woven bottoms. The designer will design and execute from concept to final garment and will work closely with the merchandiser and developer handling that same categories. The key objective is to ensure creative commercial products that are designed and developed in line with the Calvin Klein brand identity. They will be reporting directly to the Senior Director Merchandising and Design for Calvin Klein Womenswear.
Please include your portfolio & cover letter with your application.
+ Working within an intimate design team, this position is vital to ensuring the growth of the division.
+ Outerwear is a key focus area within the WW division, therefore a strong, commercial technical understanding of outerwear is a must.
+ Knowledge on how to translate this category with femininity.
+ As the design team is small, you must craft silhouettes/key looks from sketch to technical packs
+ Responsible for designing and executing of seasonal collections according to range plans.
+ Researching trends that work into the Calvin Klein brand identity/strategy, translating these into seasonal collections.
+ Combining research and trend knowledge into aesthetic that reflects the CK Womenswear brand identity.
+ Working closely with the team to ensure deadlines are meet within the divisional calendar.
+ Strong computer sketches (CAD) and knowledge of PLM is essential.
+ Responsible for mood, trend, colour, fabric & trim research within these categories.
+ Working with the inhouse sourcing team on fabric selection process and managing the fabric archive.
+ Close cooperation with tech department & PD team for the executing of garment fittings for proto review and hand-over.
+ Act quickly to developing trends and filter this into special designed capsules within these categories which will be outside the seasonal calendar.
+ Work well in a team environment utilizing strong communication skills.
The Ideal Candidate:
+ 4 years+ experience as a womenswear fashion designer with at least 3 years of outerwear experience.
+ University/college degree in Fashion Design.
+ Adobe skills are a must and a strong interest or willing to learn 3D design (Browzwear/Lotta/CLO).
+ High level of attention to detail needed for branded product.
+ Good understanding of constructions and materials.
+ Creative with fresh new ideas, with ability to be creative within commercial restraints.
+ Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
+ A fast and organized designer to cope with the fast pace environments.
+ Excellent communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English are a must.
+ Creates partnership and able to work within a diverse team.
What You Can Expect from Us:
+ A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafés.
+ 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 smart work program that empowers our associates to within a flexible schedule
+ A chance to unwind with weekly social activities.
Please include your portfolio & cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you !
_PVH Europe and our brands, 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._
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.