Fashion Designer (Bags)
at Kipling in Antwerpen

To live a vibrant and colourful life – go places never been before. Be curious. Dare to live the life we’ve always wanted. That’s our mission. Well, you may say: It’s just bags. Yes, that may be true. But sometimes it’s the simple things that make life easier.


As a designer of Kipling Bags, you are part of a GREAT team and can work on products that will be visible across the World in many different touchpoints.  You are the person we are looking for when you are passionate about designing forward thinking commercial products that reflect the brands purpose and creative vision.  The creative vision provides a guide along with our visual brand language for how we see ourselves and our products in the future.   Together with the designers in your team, you will be assigned projects to design Kipling products for each season.  These projects may be for the main Kipling line or exclusives for channels or regions. You will work closely with our teams in Product Development based in Europe and Asia and our Product Management teams.  You will also collaborate strongly with our USA design team to assure synergies.

Does this feel like your cup of tea and you can't wait to join a creative and fun team, let me walk you through the day to day tasks as a member of our team:

How you will make a difference:

As a summary I can say that our Designer must be able to design products meaningful to the consumer Kipling is looking to aquire.

You are accountable for the designs and technical specifications meeting the needs of the projects and the brand.

  • Conceptualize designs that reflect the trends but also reflect the integrity and aesthetic of the Kipling brand
  • Research and identify new and diverse materials and trims to source seasonally
  • Build color palettes and approve lab-dips
  • Create and maintain the accuracy of color forms and specs
  • Develop full scale drawings per design
  • Design and spec new hardware.
  • CAD concepts for presentation boards and visual guides
  • Execute product to match concepts presented. 
  • Daily product development communication with Asia team.
  • Work closely with the Product Development and Merchandising teams throughout the development process to ensure the high level of quality and integrity in the design as well as proposing quality changes necessary to achieve targeted price points
  • Review samples; Provide technical comments problem solve roadblocks to Product Development team and factory
  • Follows through with all tasks, assignments and job duties in a timely manner­­ , According to calendar deadlines
  • Researches and shops the market continuously to understand fashion lifestyle trends and our consumer target group.
  • Exhibits a high level of technical construction knowledge

What does the role require:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.    

  • Experience:   3-5 years designing Bags with knowledge of handbag construction, techniques and finishing.                                 
  • Strong spoken and written knowledge of English
  • You are able to work towards deadlines
  • you are creative thinker with eye for detail and can bring newness to designs in a surprising way
  • you feel passionate about bags
  • you bring joy to work and love to brainstorm together with others to come to great ideas but can also work independent on your projects
  • you know minimum basics of Excel

If you liked what you have read and want to join our team then we would be keen to hear from you!

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