• Senior Designer – Bottoms & Jumpsuits

    Country – State – City US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/16/2018 5:57 PM)
    Job ID
    Design - Apparel
  • Overview

    Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and décor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

    As a member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.


    We have an exciting opportunity to join the design team to conceptualize, create, and develop product designs specializing in ready to wear.  The ideal candidate is a highly creative individual who welcomes the opportunity to work on a highly collaborative team and embrace change as the brand grows and develops.


    Essential duties and responsibilities to include:

    • The designer owns the entire design process from initial inspiration  to final prototype, and is fully responsible for the entire product life-cycle including market trend research, inspiration, hand sketching, computer flat sketching, garment specifications, fit, and ensuring that product is designed to meet target customer's fit criteria
    • create and execute on the vision of the creative director, ensuring that the product is consistent with market trends in casual apparel, while maintaining the brand identity and overall business strategy.
    • must have strong knowledge and understanding of the kate spade product and client, with a keen ability to make decisions and implement strategy based on new information and evolving trends.
    • responsible for the bottoms & jumpsuits assortment, but work closely with other members of the apparel design team to ensure a cohesive product line is realized; provide recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line.
    • provide direction for color ways, fabric, and trim direction selection.
    • build strong relationships with the merchandising team to define seasonal framework and ensure that creative ideas and business goals are aligned
    • partner with the product development team establish a full working knowledge of raw materials, washes and finishes specific to the casual apparel product; partner with production in achieving desired outcome.
    • possess strong knowledge of garment construction and conduct fit sessions to help solve all problems that may occur during proto sample stage; responsible for final approval of sample fit to ensure production-ready market samples
    • possess strong knowledge of garment construction and lead fit sessions to help solve all problems that may occur during proto sample and market stage; responsible for final approval of sample fit to ensure production-ready market samples


    • Bachelor’s degree in fashion design or related field required.
    • 7-12 years related design experience across multiple brands.
    • In depth understanding of kate spade brand and ability to translate it into commercial product
    • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, construction techniques, and trim.
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment
    • Adheres to time-lines and provides solutions in a timely manner
    • Ability to design around concept direction


    kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.




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