Senior Creative Pattern Cutter

Term: Full-Time, Freelance.

 

 

Location: South Kensington, London (Atelier) 

 

 

Ralph & Russo is an international luxury fashion brand revered for producing designs that are contemporary, timelessly elegant and sought after worldwide. Having initially entered the luxury market with couture, the duo has taken their dedication to design and innovation forward to curate a global luxury brand encompassing leather goods, shoes and more notably of late, the launch of ready-to-wear.

 

Description:

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Creative Pattern Cutter to lead and support the toiliste team, to ensure all accurate patterns are created to the designers requirements and ensure that the best garments are produced. You will be responsible for create complex patterns and toiles which meet the design and technical requirements within an allocated timeframe, knowing that the styles might require creative approach and advanced techniques.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Support the team with creating patterns and toiles which meet the design and technical requirements within the allocated timeframes, monitoring the team's work and making sure this is done accurately and to the highest standard
  • Mentoring the junior and mid level pattern cutters and invest in their training to aid their development to refine their techniques
  • Create patterns and toiles for more complex designs, coming up with new suggestions and creative ideas on how new products can be developed
  • Maintain the department's archive system, making sure it is up to date at all times
  • Ensure the lay plan for each pattern is created in the most cost effective way, and encourage the team to work more cost effectively
  • Develop the block system, whilst ensuring the existing system is correct and in shape
  • Oversee all fitting sessions throughout the collection development, feeding back concise and correct information to the relevant people
  • Keep up to date with the latest pattern cutting techniques and share this with the rest of the team
  • Undertake any additional work required in the preparation for the show

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Mimimum 10 years of experience in Pattern Cutting
  • Excellent knowledge of the Pattern Cutting cycle 
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing)
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet key deadlines 
  • High attention to details
  • Proactive, vibrant, spirited and rises to challenges
  • Highly motivated with the ability to prioritize
  • Must be a team player who interacts well with colleagues, building trust and credibility

 

 

 

At Ralph & Russo, we like to deliver results with pace and quality. If you are resilient, work well under pressure and want to work for a growing and inspirational brand, we would love to hear from you.

 

Please send your CV and Portfolio by using our internal recruitment link.