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Associate Designer

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

since our launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, kate spade new york has always stood for optimistic femininity. today, our brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—kate spade new york’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. under the vision of creative director nicola glass, we continue to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.


the successful individual will leverage their proficiency in design to...

  • Research trends and brand relevant concepts, details, and silhouettes based on seasonal concepts from the Vice President of RTW Design, Design Director and the Creative Director
  • Responsible for managing the design process from conception through production for RTW including hand sketching, flat sketching, specing, and creating tech packs
  • Create tech packs in PLM, providing all necessary design direction and trim details 
  • Work closely with other members of the design team and cross-functional teams to ensure a cohesive product line is realized
  • Assist in alterations and model bookings 
  • Attend and assist with fittings
  • Manage and update design changes throughout the season (post sketch review, style out, fittings and edits) and communicate with cross-functional teams in a timely manner.  
  • Create and manage linesheets
  • Manage samples as needed
  • Assist in hardware and trim development



the accomplished individual will possess...

  • 3-5 years experience in Jacket and Outerwear design
  • Ability to multitask
  • Jacket and Outerwear experience required 
  • Strong hand sketching skills
  • Acute knowledge of wovens construction and design
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and build strong interpersonal relationships  

kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. all employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. these decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. visit kate spade new york at

Req ID:  59348