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DESIGNER, MEN'S POLO-RW - 21451 New York, NY

Ralph Lauren Corporation is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

 

Purpose and Scope: To design desirable, innovative and quality garments that meet the Ralph Lauren aesthetic and distinguish the Polo RW from its competitors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Product design:
    • Work with senior design team to create product that fits the design brief and is brand appropriate.
    • Create presentation boards and research boards for meetings with senior design team.
    • Run design meetings, manage updates and line lists post meetings.
    • Hand/Computer sketch design ideas to present to senior design and Merchandising.
    • Be pro active in finding new research, contemporary or vintage, actual or tears
    • Have a flexible design style, able to comfortably work on a diverse range of RW product types; rugged to preppy, modern to techie.
    • Design and develop washes
    • Work with Fabric/trim teams to developments new and innovative items.
    • Manage fabric and trim H/O’s,
    • Adhere to corporate calendar timing.
    • Coach, manage and provide leadership for juniors.
    • Manage all phases of garment design and definition, from design to in store, inc; fittings and sample production oversight overseas.
  • Product development
    • Translate sketches and ideas into computer technical sketches.
    • Create drawn package for factories to work from, also 3D mock ups.
    • Work with Product Development teams who are responsible for communicating with overseas sourcing offices and factories
    • Participate in fittings, proto revisions and all relevant updates required.
  • Merchandising and Line Editing
    • Work with merchandising team to develop a balanced line that includes product that fills design and merchandising requirements.
    • Collaborate with team to keep ahead of business requirements.
  • Communication
    • Be able to speak to product, and keep open communication, with all cross functional partners.
    • Be able to communicate with senior design team, about new found inspiration, product direction, industry trends and performance objectives of each designed product.
    • Create agendas for touch base meetings with Manager to review design, trends, developments, approvals and status.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in Fashion Design or a related subject
  • Minimum 5 years Industry experience in RW Design.
  • Knowledge and interest in historical & vintage garments is essential.
  • Some knowledge of technical garments is required.
  • Experienced with Illustrator, photoshop.
  • Knowledge of performance and technical pattern making, garment construction, fit and execution.
  • Ability to select and develop fabrics and trims applicable to the product
  • Knowledge of product Development, Merchandising and Product Management
  • Able to work well with others to build a solid, positive work environment and be extremely organized.

Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.