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Menswear Design Intern

Posted 15 May 2024
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Dutch (Fluent)

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At Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present and invent the future.”

Always contemporary and forward-looking, the House of KARL LAGERFELD shares the creative vision and design aesthetic of its iconic founder, Karl Lagerfeld.

We are the only fashion house that carries Karl’s name on its door and we strive to live up to this responsibility in everything we do, every day, with the utmost joy and passion.

Our headquarters in Paris and in Amsterdam are home to a highly diverse and driven team of KARL family members that hail from over 50 countries. Together, we aim to create meaningful stories and product concepts that connect to Karl’s world and iconic attributes.

Women’s ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam headquarters, while other categories, including menswear, footwear, fragrances, eyewear and more, are developed with best-in-class licensing partners.

We connect with our consumers on multiple levels, ensuring that our online and offline approach goes hand in hand. We thrive to maximize consumer engagement via more than 200 KL stores worldwide, our premium wholesale partners, and our strong digital footprint, spearheaded by our KARL.COM flagship store, which reaches 96 countries. Our digital channels currently represent more than 30% of our overall full-price business.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing and inclusive company built on professionalism and strong values. At KARL LAGERFELD we’re committed to working toward the highest standards of sustainability and integrity across all areas of our business. In 2019, KARL LAGERFELD joined as a founding member of the Fashion Pact, a global sustainability initiative seeking to transform the fashion industry through objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and ocean protection.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

Provide key support in the collection development of the Karl Lagerfeld Menswear Ready To Wear Main Line. You will be closely working together with the Menswear Design team and the Product development team completing daily tasks such as design research and updating Design and product overviews, graphic artworks and technical sketches.

You will assist the Menswear Designers during the whole process of the Collection’s development, participating in fittings, proto reviews, photo shootings and anything that will happen along the process.

Skills, Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in fashion course eg. Fashion Design
  • Language: fluent in English, both verbal and written
  • Distinctive product and color taste level
  • Good to excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop is a necessity
  • CLO 3D knowledge is a bonus
  • Interest in the Menswear

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Research
  • Creating Tech packs and artwork to support the Design Team
  • Creating/updating Technical Sketches
  • Working on Seasonal Overviews/Range plans/Colour boards/Fabric boards under the guidance of the Design Team.
  • Ensuring all Seasonal files and mood boards are kept up-to-date.
  • Preparing fitting sessions and organizing/recording relevant information
  • Generally supporting the Design Team and helping to keep the office orderly at all times
  • Organizing and maintaining fabric library, and sample archive

Profile

  • Strong eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Researching – art-based and fashion-based reference
  • Be up to date with the latest trends and designs.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a positive "can-do" attitude are a must
  • Strong interest in swimwear, lingerie, sleepwear and activewear
  • Comfortable working across men’s and women’s product categories
  • Organized, great time management.

Start date: June 2024 / Available for 6 months / Full-Time

Please note that we can only consider your application if you are enrolled for the full duration of your internship at your school or university. Also, due to Dutch legislation, you have to have European nationality or study in the Netherlands.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional…


Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.

KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and KARL LAGERFELD PARIS, which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America. In 2018, it launched the KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA collection — designed with model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber — which was the company’s largest collaborative project to date.

KARL LAGERFELD’s expanding network includes over 100 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries and reflects KARL LAGERFELD’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.

Retail
Amsterdam
125 employees