Vice President, Design - Men's Collection - Calvin Klein

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Vice President, Design – Men’s Collection – Calvin Klein


The VP, Design – Men’s Collection oversees the design process for all Men’s Commercial and Runway, keeping with the image and concept as developed by the Creative Director. Responsible for the day to day management of staff, to ensure calendar timing, and effective follow through and timely delivery.


  • Design and development of men’s collection for commercial and runway.
  • Design management from conception to follow through.
  • Submits line sketches as needed.
  • Reviews sketches, prototypes, and looks in collaboration with Creative Director.
  • Works with production and Creative Director to ensure garment look and fit
  • Acts as a liaison between Creative Director and NY Atelier Manager to ensure development of prototype
  • Responsible for the development of proposals
  • Researches concepts, materials and color trends.
  • Attends and manages fittings.
  • Give specific assignments to design staff and monitor accordingly for a cohesive presentation to Creative Director.
  • Partner with the Creative Director to ensure a cohesive collection across all categories.
  • Ensure the completion of Tech packs for every style including fabric, trim, details, etc.
  • Work with Technical Sketch artist on sketches to be sent to Italy for selling materials.
  • Ensures timely development of line by adhering to time and action calendar.
  • Communicates technical design information to product development staff.
  • Communicate with production team in Italy on a regular basis.
  • Travels for inspiration and research as well as to trade shows to observe new trends and materials.
  • Manages development of staff – selection, training, development and performance evaluations



10-15 years experience in men’s collection design.


Bachelor’s Degree in related field.


  • Refined taste level.
  • Proficiency in garment construction for multiple men’s categories.
  • Expert knowledge of all fabrics, must know how to research and develop exclusive fabrics and prints.
  • Prior experience working with runway shows a must.
  • Proficiency in sketching designs.
  • Strong computer skills, including Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Excellent communications skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Understand fit and construction.
  • Knowledge of Italian production and factories.
  • Positive solution oriented.
  • Highly adaptable, invigorated by change.
  • “A people person” that enjoys working with a close team.
  • Excellent flat sketching skills.
  • Background in garment construction.
  • Excellent communications skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to establish good relationships with key parties and department staff.
  • Flexibility to deadline demands, seasonal schedules, weekend work, long hours.

It is the policy of PVH Corp. to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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