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Swim & Lingerie Designer – Mat leave replacement

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Our fashion retail client is looking for a Swimwear and Lingerie Designer to join their team (as a maternity leave replacement for 1 year). 
They are looking for someone with a strength in research, styling, tech packs, as well as technical design experience.
Very passionate about fashion and trade, the candidate will be responsible for the creation and development of all designs aligned to the concept direction of our clients brand.

  • The entire product design process, including market research, commodity 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  customer and brand;
  • Active participation in the concept development of product lines, in close collaboration with applicable teams (design, production, sourcing, graphics, fit);
  • Participating in fit sessions and approving production elements related to design (fabric, trim, color);
  • Presenting seasonal lines developed, providing relevant insight consistent with market trends and business strategy;
  • Creating and overseeing design to ensure quick flow through and strong adherence to the production calendar;
  • Analyzing sales, managing budgets and creating product that supports business objectives;
  • Other tasks/projects as required;
  • Travel as required.


  • At least five (5) years of experience in a similar role;
  • College-level degree in Fashion Design or related experience;
  • Relevant experience in contemporary fashions is a strong asset;
  • Strong knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • 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;
  • Positive attitude;
  • 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.