Kellwood

Associate Designer, Men's Wovens, LA

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

Overview

Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 41 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com.

 

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.

 

Position Description:

 

Vince is currently seeking an Associate Designer, Men’s Wovens to join our LA Design team. This position will provide design support for the VP, Men's Design as well as the Director, Men’s Design, Wovens. The incumbent is responsible for the creation and maintenance of all wovens sketches, development tech packs, record keeping, and cross functional communication for the Men’s Design team.  

 

Organizational Structure:

 

The Associate Designer, Men’s Wovens reports directly to the VP, Men’s Design.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in concept and research development for seasonal deliveries
  • Update line sheets and facilitate work flow as needed
  • Assist in developing CAD illustrations for artwork and re-coloration as needed
  • Create flat hand sketches for all woven presentation boards and tech packs
  • Attend fittings and keep records as related to updated styles and tech packages
  • Update BOMs with all pertinent fabric and trim info
  • Update and maintain seasonal color development and sketch binders
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings with cross functional partners as needed.  
  • Evaluate and maintain pertinent files and records, databases and other records
  • Review Sketches with Director and VP Men’s Design and create tech packages
  • Work with pattern makers and sample room to create mock ups on fabric that will translate to real, dimensional garments
  • Assist in the sourcing and approval of fabric samples, lab dips, strike-off's and other development materials
  • Follow up with cross functional departments on all sourcing and development materials
  • Provide support and assist the Men’s Wovens Division, during peak seasonal deliveries
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining periodicals, artwork, garments and trims
  • Follow up and coordinate all ongoing projects in order to meet stated deadlines
  • Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested

Qualifications

  • Must have a two-year AAS or College degree in Design
  • Must have a minimum of two to four (2-4) years of experience in Men’s Wovens Design
  • Must have strong hand sketching abilities to do sketch updates during and after fittings
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of excel, Illustrator and Photoshop   
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated success in both written and verbal communication
  • Must be a team player, have ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines and take initiative
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet all objectives and allow the various initiatives of the Design department to be accomplished in a timely manner
  • Must be detail oriented individual and a strong self-starter
  • Must be able to take direction. This position requires incumbent to establish effective work relationships across multiple levels and functions
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and change

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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