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Denim Designer - Aritzia LP

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Design
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Denim Designer
Deadline: July 13, 2018
Posted: April 11, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Role: Denim Designer (NOC 5243)
Salary: $32.39 - $52.63/hour and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable
Position: 45 hours/week (overtime applies after 40 hours), Full-time, Permanent
Location of work: Aritzia Support Office (#118-611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1)
Number of positions: 1

The Denim Designer is responsible for supporting in the creation of original concepts in style, colour and fabric by interpreting fashion trends with brand identity, as well as supporting the design team with styles and system maintenance. They are accountable for leading our vision for denim, identifying and applying trends from the external inspiration landscape and designing denim styles across our brands each season. They partner cross-functionally to ensure we have a balanced, saleable and on-trend assortment of denim products that speak to our target customer.

Key responsibilities of the Denim Designer will include the following:

• Supporting the Denim Director with all parts of the design process
• Responsible for designing denim categories from sketch through bulk approval
• Sketch with technical accuracy new styles and silhouettes for the season
• Set up style garment worksheets in Aritzia’s system
• Review and comment on wash, fabric, trim and art submits from Production and Fabric teams
• Review denim washes and make directional comments and approvals, alongside the Senior Director
• Develop trims and pitch colourways to CAD
• Maintain all style updates; black & white sketch, colour and art updates, line plans, tech packs and PLM
• Assists in all fittings and updates all comments
• Research fabric direction
• Researches the competitive market in preparation of the upcoming season
• Contribute to seasonal design presentation and set-up

The job will evolve and additional duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as required throughout the course of employment.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Denim Designer will possess the following qualifications:

• Completion of a 2-year diploma or higher in Fashion or Textile Design
• 5+ years of industry experience in women’s apparel design
• 4+ years’ experience in women’s specific denim design
• Previous experience with broad range of women’s fashion: e.g., junior, casual, active wear, contemporary and ready-to-wear
• Demonstrated technical ability in garment construction in all types of fabrics and trims, tailoring, pattern making and pattern cutting
• Demonstrated understanding of and experience sourcing and selecting wide range of fabrics and trims
• Prior experience creating technical drawings and flats, line specification sheets and technical PR packages
• Strong technical drawing, sketching and rendering skills
• Excellent sense of style, knowledge of fashion forecasting and trend analysis, keen eye for global trends, colours, fabrics and details
• Expertise with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Design, Illustrator and Photoshop)
• Excellent communication & presentation skills – written and verbal
• Proven ability to work effectively with cross functional/departmental partners and teams

Salary: $32.39 - $52.63/hour and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable

Contact Information

Apply Now: If you are interested in an exciting career in the fashion apparel industry, please forward your cover letter, resume and portfolio, if applicable (PDF or website link) to PLEASE NOTE THE JOB TITLE AND WEBSITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. If you are not contacted for this position, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for your interest in Aritzia!

Employer Profile

Aritzia’s Support Office is located on the edge of downtown Vancouver (611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1), a city consistently recognized as one of the world’s best cities to live. Much like our boutiques, our workspace is modern and unique, and reflects our love of contemporary design. Our team consists of creative and dynamic industry professionals who love to design and promote Aritzia’s in-house brands, scope out the latest global trends, and continue learning and sharing their passion for fashion with our valued clientele – all in an environment that fosters long-term career planning and personal growth. Check us out at

Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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