Saint-laurent, QC


WHO WE ARE : Founded in 1982, Ardene has become one of Canada's premier fashion retailers with over 400 stores in Canada, USA and the Middle East. Through an extensive product mix and continuous commitment to innovation, customer service, fashion and value, we aim to be the fashion value brand leader in Canada and worldwide for fashion accessories, footwear and apparel.

WHO YOU ARE : You are original, contemporary, creative, energetic. You live and breathe fashion and thrive when given the freedom to create from a blank canvas.

We are currently looking for a Clothing Designer to join our dynamic, forward-thinking team. Reporting to the Director of Design, the Clothing Designer will be responsible for the creation and development of all designs aligned to the concept direction and the Ardene brand. Strong priority will be given to those experienced with fashion tops and sweater design.


  • The entire product design process, including market research, board creation, sketching and fit;
  • Developing and executing product designs that are aligned with the overall product strategy and merchandise objectives;
  • Researching global markets to identify emerging trends, fabrics, techniques that are aligned with the Ardene customer and brand;
  • Active participation in the concept development of product lines, in close collaboration with applicable teams (production, sourcing, graphics);
  • Proving design direction for assigned commodities, for each season;
  • Conducting fit sessions and approving all production elements related to design (fabric, trim, color);
  • Presenting seasonal lines developed, providing relevant insight consistent with market trends and business strategy;
  • Ensuring strong relationships with vendors;
  • Creating and overseeing design to ensure quick flow through and strong adherence to the production calendar;
  • Analyzing sales and creating product that supports business objectives;
  • Other tasks/projects as required;
  • Travel as required

Job Requirements

  • At least five (5) years in a similar role;
  • College-level degree in Fashion Design or related experience;
  • Relevant experience in contemporary fashions a strong asset;
  • Previous experience in the design of fashion tops and sweaters an asset;
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Proficient in basic Microsoft Office software;
  • Bilingualism required (French/English)


  • Excellent fashion sense and ability to translate trends;
  • Proven experience in garment construction and design;
  • Proven knowledge of the production cycle;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with all functions and all levels;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and be flexible;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Results oriented;
  • A strong team player with the ability to influence others;
  • Ability to take on and prioritize a wide-ranging, ample workload

Grow with us! Apply today and build your career with a thriving fashion retail organization. Send us your resume and samples of your portfolio.

Ardene is committed to employment equity. Only those whose candidacy has been retained will be contacted

Job Type: Full-time


  • clothing design: 1 year

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Additional Details

Category: Graphics / Web
Saint-laurent, QC, CA
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Posted: Jun 13, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
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