Careers


Career Opportunity: Personal Assistant/Design to Iris van Herpen
 

 At the Iris van Herpen Atelier we are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and organizationally strong Personal / Design Assistant (m / f) to support the designer both in design and organizational tasks. This is a full-time employment opportunity based in Amsterdam.
 
Role objectives:
 
As Personal / Design Assistant to Iris van Herpen, you are responsible for the designer to make the most of her time by supporting her on all levels, including the design process, organizationally, and creatively.
 
Activities include:

• Support of the Couture design process
• Support for creative collaborations and fashion shows and events
• Management  of schedules, travel management, and filing
• Support the other members of the atelier team when needed during peak times
 
The skills, qualifications, and experience required for this job are:

• BA or MA in fashion design
• Prior work experience in an atelier in a similar role
• Draping / moulaging / intricate textile design /pattern skills
• Being extremely organized, able to make clear schedules and organize tasks
• Excellent communication skills - spoken and written
• Excellent command of the English language
• Enthusiastic attitude, a lot of energy and flexible in working hours
• Advanced knowledge of design software and Adobe Creative Suite
• Knowledge of the Dutch language is an advantage
• European citizen or passport holder
 
If you are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail:

• Your portfolio
• One (or more) sketched and/or moulaged design proposals for an Iris van Herpen Couture dress 
• Present a 2 page digital moodboard consisting of a diverse range of specifically 20 sourced images that represent the brand of Iris van Herpen and its perceived vision. These images can range from art, architecture, science, nature, poetry, technology, design etc but should NOT be sourced from imagery already listed on the Iris van Herpen website, social media, press or publication partners
• Your motivation letter
• Your resume

Only applications with all these five elements will be considered.

Please send your application via our page on Business of Fashion Careers


Your information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with GDPR.
 

Career Opportunity: Atelier Coordinator (fulltime)

At Iris van Herpen we are looking for an enthusiastic Atelier Coordinator with strong organizational, administrative, coordination and logistic skills. This is a full-time employment opportunity based in Amsterdam.

***Application to this role is only open to native Dutch speakers. However, please send a cover letter and CV in English.

Daily tasks and responsibilities:
• Atelier and business organization, handling incoming e-mails, calls, and requests.
• Responsible for sourcing and ordering supplies for the business.
• Organisation of archive garments for respective storage and display purposes.
• Coordination of logistics and shipment of garments for clients, press, editorial, events, exhibitions or museums.
• Responsible for showroom display and maintenance.
• Management of digital and physical schedules, agenda and travel management.
• Maintenance of stock inventory for IVH business, fullfilment and shipping of accessories.
• Supporting the organisation of sales events, runway shows and temporary showrooms.
• Handling and reviewing internship applications, coordination trial days, preparing agreements and schedules.
• Basic bookkeeping tasks.

REQUIREMENTS:
Excellent command of the English and Dutch language, both spoken and written.
Educational background in fashion
Passionate and understanding of the creative process within art and fashion.
Strong time management skills and prioritization with the ability to work under specific and tight timelines.
Suited to thrive under pressure.
A problem-solving mindset.
Extremely meticulous and detail oriented.
The ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility.
A good team player.
Extremely organized and coordination comes as second nature.
A professional and discrete attitude.
Highly driven and pro-active.

ADVANTAGEOUS:
To be proficient in spoken and written French, Mandarin or Arabic.
To have previous experience working for a couture house or environment.
To be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years of work experience within the fashion or art industry within a similar role.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

BENEFITS:
Small but friendly team.
Opportunity to join a unique and visionary couture brand that is continually pushing the boundaries of fashion design through art and innovation.

***Application to this role is only open to native Dutch speakers. However, please send a cover letter and CV in English.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please upload:

• Your motivation letter
• Your resume

Please send your application via our Business of Fashion Careers page. 

Your information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with GDPR.
                                                                            
 

Haute Couture & Bridal Sales Manager – Middle East | Asia

Job Description
We are currently recruiting a Haute Couture & Bridal Sales Manager for the Middle East and / or Asia. You will provide an exceptional service to clients, taking them through an exceptional journey, maximizing every sale opportunity. 

Responsibilities
•    Develop and maintain excellent relationships, whilst managing the end-to-end client relationship process
•    Be able to take our clients through an exceptional journey, offering them a personal one-to-one personal shopping experience
•    Driving sales through offering a unique approach to customer service, contributing to the company reaching its sales targets
•    Introducing add-on sales and achieve maximum sales potential in line with individual and team targets
•    Maximising on all new sales opportunities through building client relationships and utilizing our online enquiry service
•    Hosting client appointments, taking notes to ensure all relevant information about their requirements are taken, and following up on any action points
•    Be knowledgeable and aware of market trends and competitors
•    Managing CRM database and CRM tools to create and maintain client engagement via management of experiences and support updates through organisation of photography and / or video processes
•    Initiating, managing and hosting sales driven events with industry partners globally

The Ideal Candidate
•    Experience working on (Bespoke) Haute Couture and Bridal with an existing client book
•    Excellent communicator and ability to build solid relationships
•    Proven sales ability and evidence of driving sales 
•    Adaptable in their style
•    Appreciation for luxury goods and innovative fashion
•    Demonstrates own initiative
•    Works well within a small team
•    Able to travel on short notice
•    Responsibility to revert in a timely manner to online or phone enquiries regarding potential client/sales leads via email, phone calls, video calls and whatsapp
•    Candidate needs to be fluent in English
•    Mandarin or Arabric would be beneficial
•    Commission-based renumeration scheme 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please upload:

• Your motivation letter
• Your resume

Please send your application via our Business of Fashion Careers page. 

Your information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with GDPR.


Career opportunity: Couture-seamstress

At Iris van Herpen we are looking for an enthusiastic  Couture-seamstress. This is a full-time position based in Amsterdam.

The activities are:
• Performing refined high-quality sewing machine-stitching of delicate (silk) fabrics in complex designs
• Sewing machine stitching mainly, handwork on the side
 
The ideal candidate:
• Minimum of three years seamstress work experience within a Couture (or bridal atelier)  
• Excellent stitching quality - hand and machine
• Pattern knowledge
• Dutch and/or English speaking 
• Perfectionism and a good eye for detail & constant quality control
• Flexible, team spirit, stress-resistant, and passion for the art of fashion

Applying is only possible for EU passport holders (unfortunately excluding UK passport holders).

If you are interested in applying for this job, please send your CV, motivation letter and portfolio via our Business of Fashion Careers page.

Your information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with GDPR.
 

Wholesale Accessories Sales Executive – Global with focus on USA and Asia

Job Description
We are currently recruiting a Wholesale Accessories Sales Executive to sell Accessories such as belts, bags, leathergoods and scarfs to high-end retail partners accross the world. 

Responsibilities
•    Initiating new partnerships with high-end retail partners and drive sales of accessories, contributing to the company reaching its sales targets
  • •    Initiating, managing and hosting sales driven events with industry partners
•    Hosting buyer appointments, informing buyers and converting sales leads
•    Collecting sell thru data and client feedback to inform new development and merchandising 
•    Be knowledgeable and aware of market trends and competitors

The Ideal Candidate
•    Experience working in sales of luxury accessories to high-end retail partners with an existing network of retail partners in the USA and Asia 
  • •    Proven track record with minimum 3 years experience managing wholesale accounts within the fashion or luxury sector. - elaborate in motivation letter
•    Excellent communicator and ability to build solid relationships
•    Proven sales ability and evidence of driving sales 
•    Adaptable in their style
•    Appreciation for luxury goods and innovative fashion
•    Demonstrates own initiative
•    Works well within a small team
•    Able to travel on short notice
•    Responsibility to revert in a timely manner to online or phone enquiries regarding potential buyer/sales leads via email, phone calls, video calls and whatsapp
•    Candidate needs to be fluent in English
•    Mandarin or Arabic would be beneficial
•    Commission-based renumeration scheme

If you are interested in applying for this position, please upload

• Your motivation letter
• Your resume

Please send your application via our Business of Fashion Careers page. 

Your information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with GDPR.

Career opportunity: Freelance Couture-seamstresses 

At Iris van Herpen we are looking for enthusiastic freelance Couture-seamstresses. 

The activities are:
• Performing refined high-quality sewing machine-stitching of delicate (silk) fabrics in complex designs
• Sewing machine stitching mainly, handwork on the side
 
The ideal candidate:
• Minimum of three years seamstress work experience within a Couture (or bridal atelier)  
• Excellent stitching quality - hand and machine
• Pattern knowledge
• Dutch and/or English speaking 
• Perfectionism and a good eye for detail & constant quality control
• Flexible, team spirit, stress-resistant, and passion for the art of fashion

Applying is only possible for EU passport holders (unfortunately excluding UK passport holders).

If you are interested in applying for this job, please send your CV, motivation letter and portfolio to recruitment@irisvanherpen.com

Your information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with GDPR.


Internships at Iris van Herpen

Internships at Iris van Herpen are offered for a minimum duration of 4 months. A European passport is required, unless you are studying at a Dutch university. Due to the many applications a response can take up to 6 weeks. Please wait for the reply and send your application far enough in advance. Interns are carefully selected and the internship is dedicated to the ambitions and skills of the applicant. Please mention in your application which position below you wish to apply for.

Atelier internship

Working closely together with the atelier where the collections are being developed and restored. This involves many different kinds of handwork, patternmaking, machine sewing, sourcing, graphic design and more and for some, a chance to join and help behind the scenes at Paris Fashion Week.

Requirements:

-    A degree or studying for a degree in fashion, or another relevant related direction
-    Command of the industry jargon in English
-    Excellent handwork skills
-    Patient, innovative, curious and hands on mindset
-    Educated and experienced in patternmaking and machine sewing
-    Time management skills as well as being able to work under time pressure
-    Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is an advantage


2D and 3D Graphic design internship

Working closely together with the atelier team on technical files for lasercutting, garment construction and development of fabric manipulation that requires computer vector and 3D visualization.

Requirements:

-    A degree or studying for a degree in architecture, industrial design, product design, graphic design and/or in fashion with a focus on construction.
-    Command of the industry jargon in English
-    Excellent logical, constructive and spatial aware way of thinking
-    Patient, innovative, curious and hands on mindset
-    Educated and experienced construction field
-    Basic knowledge of pattern making is an advantage
-    Time management skills as well as being able to work under time pressure
-    Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
-    Knowledge of 3D progams is an advantage

To apply for  internships please send your CV, motivation letter and where relevant your portfolio to internships@irisvanherpen.com. Any personal information you provide will be treated according to GDPR guidelines.