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.
The Associate Designer, Men’s Cut & Sew Knits will report into the VP of Men’s Design.
Engaged in all aspects of design, such as building brand appropriate product that supports Vince’s financial and merchandising strategies
Strong CAD and Adobe Illustrator skills
Conceptualize and develop seasonal trends within the department
Researches development of finishes, washes and fabrics
Works with the Technical Design and Production Departments to source and fit sample garments
Works with merchandising on seasonal key items/assortment
Work closely with Technical Designers and Pattern-makers on fit of garments
Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested
Shop market and strategize on business opportunities to impact growth in cut and sew knits category
4-6 years of experience in cut and sew knits
Bachelors degree in Design
Must have contemporary experience and have worked in a fast pace environment
Must have well rounded knowledge of knit fabrication and mills
Strong hand sketching and computer sketching skills
Understanding of contemporary market and competitive set
Must have full working knowledge of Knitwear Industry
Excellent understanding of business strategy and able to apply to the brand’s vision elevating
and innovating the brand’s aesthetic
Must be able to present to senior management with confidence and maintain a strong point of
Must have understanding of construction and techniques that apply to cut and sew knits
Experienced in creating technical packages that include front, and back view of sketches as well
as detail sketches and BOM
Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and change
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, 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