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 can 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 and creative research
• Support for creative collaborations and fashion shows and events
• Management  of schedules, travel management, and filing
• Managing the Couture archive for (press) lending and exhibitions
• Guiding the development and production of bags and accessories
• 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
• 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
• 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 
Your motivation letter
Your resume

Only applications with all these four elements will be considered. Please send your application to recruitment@irisvanherpen.com. 

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.