The Fit Model is used by Technical Design to check the fit, drape and visual appearance of Fashion Design’s intent. The Fit Model is selected to work primarily on criteria matching the desired measurement specifications of Lilly Pulitzer. These specifications consist of:
5’7” (+/- ¾”)
Bust 35 ¼” (+/-1/2”)
Underbust 30” (+/-1/2”)
Waist 27 ½” (+/- 1/2”)
Low Hip Circumference 38” (+/-1/2”)
Vertical Truck 59” (+/-1”)
- Other measurements that are considered but less critical are: arm and leg lengths, arm and leg circumferences and shoulder width.
The fit model has an integral role in the design process; commenting on garments and materials with regards to fit, movement and feel of the product. Ultimately, a fit model aids in confirming that the sizing, design and cut of the garment to be produced meets Lilly Pulitzer’s Designer specifications and intentions. The Fit Model has responsibility to collaborate effectively with other cross-functional partners. These include primarily Technical Design, Fashion Design, Product Development, Production, and Quality Assurance. As part of the overall duties, there are four major areas of responsibility:
understand the Lilly Pulitzer customer, lifestyle, positioning in the marketplace and product strategy;
work closely with Technical Design and Fashion Design to understand the desired styling and fit intent of each silhouette
operate within agenda time frame
collaborate effectively with colleagues, fit with The Company Creed, Core Values and Core Leadership Qualities.
The four major areas are discussed below.
Understand the Lilly Pulitzer Customer, Lifestyle, Positioning in the Marketplace and Product Strategy.
Lilly Pulitzer® is a lifestyle, branded marketing company in the apparel, accessories and footwear business serving the needs of the affluent customer at ease. The company’s brand positioning is Lilly’s Resort Chic. Key competitive advantages for Lilly Pulitzer® are prints, authentic resort and the emotional connection of the customer to the brand.
Know and appreciate the Lilly Pulitzerâ customer. The customer is multi-generational. This affects fit and technical design.
The product strategy is to create innovative designs that delight our customer, have high retail sell through and contribute to the profitable growth of the company.
Work Closely with Technical Design and Fashion Design to Understand the Desired Styling and Fit Intent of Each Silhouette.
Work closely with Technical Design and Fashion Design to understand the desired styling and fit intent of each silhouette
Advise on difficulties pertaining to the garment’s accessibility, comfort and mobility.
Perform as an Administrative Support function during periods not fitting. These function may include but not limited to measuring samples, entering data, scheduling fittings or cutting patterns.
Operate within Agenda.
Meet all assigned dates and times in the Fitting Schedules and Business Meetings promptly.
Collaborate Effectively with Colleagues, fit with The Company Creed, Core Values and Core Leadership Qualities.
The Fit Model has responsibility to collaborate effectively and professionally with colleagues.
Fit with The Company Creed, the Core Values and the Core Leadership Qualities.
SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM SUCCESSFULLY:
The ability to stand for extended periods of time in heels
Maintaining body specifications within the allowed tolerance
Comfortable modeling in front of large groups
Professionalism, good communication skills and a willingness to help.
The sense of urgency necessary in the apparel industry is required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Modeling or Fit Modeling experience preferred, including Print & Commercial
Lilly Pulitzer® is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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