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  • Assistant Designer, Men's Wovens

    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 46 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. 

     

    Position Description:

     

    Vince is currently seeking an Assistant 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 Assistant Designer, Men’s Wovens reports directly to the Director, Men’s Wovens.

    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

    Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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