tailored design assistant


About the Company

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands, internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of “classic American cool” style. Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, accessories, and footwear. In addition, the brand is licensed for a range of products, including fragrances, eyewear, watches and home furnishings. Tommy Hilfiger, which was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2010, has more than 17,000 associates worldwide and an extensive distribution network in over 115 countries and 1,600 retail stores. Global retail sales of the Tommy Hilfiger brand were US $6.5 billion in 2015.

Department Information

The Tommy Hilfiger Tailored division within PVH Menswear Apparel Europe includes clothing such as suits, blazers, trousers, shirts, SPW jackets, and coats. Based in the Amsterdam European head office the team is split into 4 sub teams: Design, Production and Sourcing, Buying and Planning, Merchandising and Sales. The 4 teams work together in an informal setting on creating superbly styled and high end quality product for the pan European and Asian consumer base. Tommy Hilfiger Tailored presents 4 collections per year (2 main season and 2 smaller seasons) and is recognizable as being Classic, American and Cool with its own twist.

Position Description

A Tailored Design Assistant, working in the TH Tailored Menswear Division will be responsible supporting the design team on creating the seasonal collections, getting an insight on the product groups suits, blazers, pants, coats, shirts and neckwear. Further responsibilities will include supporting on color and concept, sketching and fabric development. The Design Assistant will work closely with the product development team, the merchandising team and the Tailored design team on planning and developing the collection. Among other duties the Design Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the TH Tailored Design team
  • Being passionate for tailoring, classic menswear and fabrics
  • Researching trends and markets to create a balance between brand, category and fashion while incorporating the Tommy DNA
  • Working with the PLM system, uploading sketches and technical information, supporting the designers on PLM
  • Creating technical sketches, print and pattern artworks
  • Working to the divisional calendar to meet all deadlines
  • Working closely with Merchandising and Product Development teams
  • Following up with fabric suppliers, fabric developments and organizing the fabric archive
  • Supporting on preparing presentations

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Fashion Design
  • Fluent in English
  • One year of work experience (could be as an intern for a menswear company)
  • Team player with hands on mentality
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Open minded and flexible mind set
  • Good knowledge and skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • High level of responsibility and proactivity
  • Good planning and organization skills
  • Strong communication skills