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  • Associate Designer, Men's Cut & Sew Knits

    Job Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Established in 2002, Vince is a leading global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating elevated yet understated pieces for every day. The collections are inspired by the brand’s California origins and embody a feeling of warm and effortless style. Vince designs uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. 

     

    Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, and home for a global lifestyle. Vince products are sold in prestige locations worldwide. The Company operates 44 full-price retail stores, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com. The Company is headquartered in New York and operates a design studio in Los Angeles.

     

    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.

     

    Organizational Structure:

     

    The Associate Designer, Men's Cut & Sew Knits will report into the VP, Men’s Design.

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Qualifications

    • 4-6 years of experience in cut and sew knits
    • College 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 view
    • 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

     

    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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