Career Opportunity

Associate Designer Woven Shirts, Men’s Purple Label, Men’s Polo Golf, Lauren Men’s Dress Shirts

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New York


New York


United States

Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 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, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Position Overview

The Associate Designer, Men’s Purple Label will assist in the daily functions of the Men’s Purple Label Woven Shirt design departments from the initial concepts, research and development, through line completion and stock. The role also encompasses a fabric archivist component. This role will also support Men’s Polo Golf Woven shirts and Men’s Woven Lauren Dress shirts.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparation of all design meetings with teams to adhere to calendar dates.
  • Prepare all presentation and inspiration boards to convey each idea/concept each season
  • Maintain all board materials needed / coverings / headers for presentation purposes
  • Work with internal partners to photograph and provide digital boards as needed for presentation purposes including CAD color ups
  • Maintain organization of design boards, design blankets and other design related materials at all times both physical assets and digital formats
  • Maintain organized workspace in design work room in addition to common areas (hallways, closets outside of office, C2)
  • Ensure overall organization of proto closets, fabric and trim qualities, and model styles
  • Manage all digital research and library check outs / garments and organize and return after use
  • Manage and maintain fabric assets - current seasonal blankets as well as archived blankets
  • Develop Digital Blanket Library
  • Assist with the research in the market as it pertains to product, trim and graphic/ techniques.
  • Collaborate with DD / SVP to develop custom blankets/handlooms/CADs/color cards on a seasonal basis
  • Communicate diretly with Mill partners for seasonal collection appointments and design development
  • Participate in design meetings, and email recap to team
  • Adhere to corporate design calendar timing
  • Assist on design research / appointments
  • Participate in fittings, weekly WIPs and team meetings across all labels
  • Support SVP on design-based projects / business initiatives as they arise

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Related design experience
  • Must be able and willing to work out of NY office 2-3 times/week or as needed
  • Proficient in hand sketching and illustration
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Basic woven fabric construction a plus
  • Affinity and passion for the brand / category
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (XD preferred)
  • 3D Design proficiency (preferred)

Associate Designer Woven Shirts, Men’s Purple Label, Men’s Polo Golf, Lauren Men’s Dress Shirts