Michael Kors New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 weeks ago

Michael Kors is always interested in hearing from talented, globally-minded individuals with a passion for fashion.

If you enjoy working in a creative, fast-paced environment, then we would love to hear from you!

Job Title: Designer

Who you are:

An experienced, prolific Designer who has expert knowledge in the Knit & Sweater categories.

Your role at Michael Kors:

  • Work closely with Merchandising & Sales teams to build out knit & sweater categories for both Special Markets & Outlet RTW lines each season

  • Generate tech packs for knit & sweater styles each season from start to finish, including advising construction details, garment specs, and BOM information

  • Sketch into tears and best seller bodies, brainstorm new silhouette ideas on a consistent basis

  • Consistently research competitors and high-end market for design inspiration, partake in design inspiration shopping trips and visits to trade shows

  • Work with design team to create concept and print boards each season

  • Create CAD presentations for Merch & Sales teams to share with buyers

  • Attend mill and vendor meetings each season, manage sample yardage order for knits & sweaters

  • Follow up with overseas agents on a daily basis regarding tech packs, style updates, new developments, and lab dip/strike off comments

  • Create and recolor print artwork, send artwork to overseas agents for strike off development, follow up with fabric submit comments

  • Attend fit sessions and communicate design changes to overseas agents

  • Work with trim team on new developments

  • Contribute to design meetings and advise input on constant basis

We're excited about you if you have:

  • Minimum 3-5 years full-time experience in a design position

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Strong flat sketching abilities by hand and in Adobe Illustrator

  • Strong knowledge of cut & sew knit fabrics and sweater yarns - must have previous experience in handling sweater style development and strong knowledge of sweater construction

  • Strong knowledge of garment specs

  • Prior experience in Web PLM programs is preferred

  • Prior experience mentoring or managing other team members, including interns, is a plus

We'd love to see:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the team and with agents overseas, strong written and verbal communication is expected

  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment, able to handle working on multiple projects and seasons at once

  • Must be a self-starter, able to initiate projects independently, seeks solutions by effectively using resources

  • Must be a team player, able to work in a close-knit small team environment, maintain positive working relationships with other team members

  • Must have a strong sense of urgency, able to work on a tight timeline to meet deadlines

  • Professionalism in all areas including demeanor, appearance, and communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills to communicate design ideas is expected

MK Perks:

  • Generous holiday schedule

  • Internal mobility across Capri Brands (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace)

  • Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo Discount

  • Exclusive Employee Sales

  • Fav 5 Cards (MK Discount for friends and family)

  • 401k match

  • Paid Parental Leaven

  • Thrive Wellness Program (seasonal in-office massages and more!)

  • Commuter benefits

  • Gym discounts

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V

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