Designer, Footwear
Michael Kors (USA) Inc
NY Metro Area
3d 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!

Who You Are :

You are energetic, collaborative, have strong communication and are results driven. You thrive in a rapidly changing environment, are curious and have the vision to develop creatives and help build the brand esthetic.

You are a prolific designer with a strong fashion sense, trend awareness, and industry knowledge.

What You’ll Do :

  • Understand the Michael Kors aesthetic and translate it into appropriate product
  • Assist in entire product design process including market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, technical specs to factories, and fit in collaboration with Senior Director of Design
  • Focus on Creating Line art from hand sketches, materialize and cad concepts for design presentations
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of innovative and directional product lines
  • Provide recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.
  • Provide insight regarding style of product during presentation
  • Ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international / domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy
  • Create Technical Packages for factories and Development Teams for initial lead constructions, 1st prototypes and 2nd prototypes
  • Partner with handbag designers to achieve consistency in product
  • Conduct spec review sessions in collaboration with Technical Director and recommend revisions
  • Research materials from leather to fabrics
  • Meet independently with vendors
  • You’ll Need to Have :

  • 5+ years of design experience within accessories, specifically dress and casual footwear
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator and Photoshop to create cads
  • Design and conceptual skills for footwear
  • Skills to multitask and manage competing calendar deadlines
  • Ability to set a creative tone and to inspire ideas / new concepts; ability to conceptually visualize and build a line
  • We’d Love to See :

  • Excellent sense of style and color
  • In-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color ways, construction techniques, leather and trim
  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.
  • Design school trainings
  • Receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine is a requirement for this position, subject to applicable exemptions
  • MK Perks :

  • Generous Holiday Schedule
  • Internal mobility across Capri Brands (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace)
  • Cross-brand discounts
  • Exclusive Employee Sales
  • Fav 5 Cards (MK Discount for friends and family)
  • 401k Match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Thrive Wellness Program (seasonal in-office massages and more!)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Gym Discounts
  • Summer Fridays
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