Interested in joining the Louisa Parris team? Please find details of any vacancies below.
Freelance Pattern Cutter
Louisa Parris is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Pattern Cutter to support the design studio based in South London.
A bit about us: Louisa Parris is a small but fast-growing fashion company. Louisa’s collections are defined by her love of art and design, which is evident in the graphic shapes and vibrant colours she uses. Drawing inspiration from the Art Deco period and many others, the London-based designer draws every print by hand before digitally printing them onto silks and other natural fibres. Louisa Parris is on an exciting journey with growing wholesale accounts as well as the online store.
Who we are looking for:
We are now looking for a freelance pattern cutter to develop collection samples before they make their way to production.
Your main duties include:
You will be working closely with Louisa on initial ideas and shapes from her designs to guide production and development with our UK factory.
You will be assisting Louisa on upgrades and finishing solutions for existing patterns, while also using your initiative and creativity to save on fabric consumption.
You will offer print or pattern layout suggestions with ways to improve our print production process.
You will be liaising with production to help guide the North London factory, including providing technical information and grading, and will be invited to attend production fittings at the factory.
You will ensure that the critical path is followed by finalising all patterns and development shapes in line with the production timeline
Skills and experience
5-10 years experience in evening wear and pattern making for Flou.
Experience working with print in lay plans.
The ability to realise fashion sketches into accurate samples or toiles.
Manual pattern cutting skills. The use of dress stands and draping is key.
Able to work on a freelance basis.
Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of luxury garments, finishes and fabric properties with a focus on sustainability.
Strong eye for detail and ensuring longevity of garments.
Able to work independently and take responsibility for own tasks.
Detail-oriented, structured and a motivated team player.
Strength in working with tight deadlines along a critical path.
Desirable but not essential
Knowledge of Lectra, Gerber for factory reference.
Love of fashion / costume history.
We support remote working, but hope you would be able to attend 2-3 meetings with the factory per season and also enjoy face-to-face meetings with the rest of the team in our South London studio.
If you can identify with our concept and ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.
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