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)
Exclusive Employee Sales
Fav 5 Cards (MK Discount for friends and family)
Paid Parental Leave
Thrive Wellness Program (seasonal in-office massages and more!)