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Freelance Patternmaker, Women's Bottoms

Company: Vince Holding Corp.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT VINCE HOLDING CORP.

Vince Holding Corp. is a global contemporary group, consisting of three brands: Vince, Rebecca Taylor, and Parker. Vince, established in 2002, is a leading global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating California-inspired elevated yet understated pieces for every day effortless style. Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers women's and men's ready-to-wear and accessories through 49 full-price retail stores, 15 outlet stores, and its e-commerce site, vince.com as well as premium wholesale channels globally and through its subscription service, Unfold. Rebecca Taylor, founded in 1996 in New York City, is a high-end women's contemporary lifestyle brand inspired by beauty in the everyday. The Rebecca Taylor collection is available at Rebecca Taylor boutiques and at rebeccataylor.com as well as high-end department and specialty stores worldwide as well is its subscription service. Parker, founded in 2008 in New York City, is a contemporary women's fashion brand with high perceived value. The Parker collection is available at parkerny.com as well as high-end department and specialty stores worldwide. Vince Holding Corp. is headquartered in New York. Please visit www.vince.com for more information.

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

The Patternmaker is responsible for creating a patterns for a specific group of products in line with Design's vision that is translated into a physical garment by our sampleroom and vendors. They support innovation for new concepts through their knowledge of construction standards and fabrication for the Brand. The Patternmakers execute to the Brand standards to ensure consistency in fit, aesthetic and quality.

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Organizational Structure

The Freelance Patternmaker, Women's Bottoms reports to the VP of PD, TD and Design Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate technical sketch, existing sample or drape into a 3D product by developing a pattern that takes into account fabric, silhouette and Brand's overall fit
  • 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 Development Director, 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 and production fit models
  • 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

Qualifications/Experience:

  • 12-15 years of experience in the apparel industry as a bottoms patternmaker or draper
  • Degree in Patternmaking
  • Subject Matter Expert in women's bottoms (denim and non-denim) development and production patternmaking, grading, construction and fit for multiple products
  • Systems and Tool Acumen:
  • Proficiency in computer patternmaking programs: Gerber
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word

  • Process Management: ability to follow process to get things done efficiently and effectively complete workload
  • 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
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional listening, written and oral communication skills

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, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Vince, LLC also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Keywords: Vince Holding Corp., Los Angeles , Freelance Patternmaker, Women's Bottoms, Other , Los Angeles, California

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