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Kohl's Contemporary Designer - RTW Collection in New York, New York

The Designer is responsible for the create of the RTW Collection for Kohl’s Private and Exclusive Brand(s).

Seeking a highly creative, detail-oriented, and team-oriented individual with a strong fashion sense, trend awareness, and industry knowledge based out of the New York Design Office.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER –RTW COLLECTION– NEW YORK DESIGN OFFICE

  • Drives creation and delivery of design vision

  • Designs, owns, builds, creates and updates tech packs, trim sheets and design packages; ensures information is accurately entered into PLM

  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of the brand with Design Director

  • Provides direction for color and art development to artist

  • Advocates and influences trend ideas in assortments

  • Present designs in meetings and influences cross-functional partners on product direction

  • Partners with trend and Design Team to prioritize trends for area of responsibility and to share creative ideas

  • Researches the domestic market in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc. and completes pre-packages

  • Meets with vendors for sourcing of fabric and trim and reviews seasonal concept direction

  • Ensures product consistency with market trends as well as business strategy

  • Shop and purchase samples for category ownership and conceptual direction (owns the fit for the categories they own)

  • Represent each Private and Exclusive brands aesthetic of assortments for RTW collection to influence design direction and overall image inherent for each brand with vendors, product management and merchants

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • Proficient in Illustrator or related system

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design or related field

PREFERRED

  • 5-7 years design experience

  • Previous retail experience

  • Ability to partner cross functionally

  • High attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

  • Strategic thinker while being creative and innovative team oriented

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Strong understanding of product, accessory business and the competitive landscape

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and CAD

  • Elevated taste level

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