Kellwood

Patternmaker, LA

US-CA-Los Angeles
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

VINCE is a leading contemporary fashion brand best known for modern effortless style and everyday luxury essentials. Established in 2002, the brand now offers a wide range of women's and men's apparel, women's and men's footwear. Vince products are sold in prestigious locations worldwide, including approximately 2,500 points of distribution across 38 countries. With corporate headquarters in New York and its design studio in Los Angeles, the Company has 40 company-operated full-price retail stores, 14 company-operated outlet stores, an e-commerce site, and in international business with a showroom in Paris.

 

Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.

 

Technical Design takes a 2 dimensional sketch and creates a 3 dimensional product, then engineers the product for bulk manufacturing. The Patternmaker is responsible for creating new silhouettes for a specific group of products to support innovation for new concepts including silhouette, proportion and construction standards for the Brand. The Patternmakers execute to the Brand standards to ensure consistency in fit, construction standards and quality

 

Organizational Structure:

Patternmaker reports to the Design Lab Manager

Responsibilities

  • Translate 2D Design concept from sketch form into a 3D product by developing a pattern or measurement specifications that take into account fabric, silhouette and proportion
  • Collaborate with Design to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, fit intent and construction
  • Responsible for draping or drafting patterns for new seasonal silhouettes that reflect the fit and balance for the Brand
  • Lead Development fit sessions on live model and work with Design to achieve design aesthetic and communicate fit and balance to cross functional partners
  • Engineer garments for bulk production while maintaining Vince construction and quality standards
  • Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction to Design Lab Manager, Samplemakers and Technical Designers
  • Identify potential production, quality or costing issues and make appropriate recommendations while maintaining design and fit intent
  • Ensure size and fit consistency for Development fit models
  • Manage workflow and ensure seasonal deadlines are met
  • Participate in departmental and cross functional meetings
  • Identify and proactively surface and communicate business issues to cross functional partners and provide recommendations and solutions to ensure deliverables are met
  • Anticipate when to escalate issues to manager and provide timely and accurate information to ensure quick decision making and resolution
  • Understand the competition and provide research and analysis in current and future trends and technology in the marketplace
  • Foster open communication and team environment with all cross functional partners and receive constructive feedback
  • Hold self and others accountable for work commitments and outcomes
  • Conduct self within established guidelines of the Vince Values at all times: Vision, Integrity, Passion, Collaboration and Excellence

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Patternmaking 
  • 12-15 years of experience in the apparel industry as a patternmaker or draper 
  • Subject Matter Expert in Development or Production patternmaking, construction and fit for multiple products
  • Relationship Management: ability to build constructive and effective relationships with all cross functional partners
  • Presentation Skills: ability to effectively communicate fit to Design 
  • Influencing and Negotiation: ability to present ideas and direction that lead others to action
  • Planning and Priority Setting: ability to organize work appropriately to meet and exceed department goals and objectives
  • Process Management: ability to follow process to get things done efficiently and effectively complete workload
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills Exceptional listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Systems and Tool Acumen:
  • Proficiency in computer patternmaking programs: Gerber, Lectra
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint
  • Ability to travel as required 

 

Compensation:

 

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. 

 

Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

 

Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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