Being a designer is obviously one of the most visible roles in fashion industry. But here talent and skill are required.
Fashion is a huge industry; numerous jobs are available there. You can find one to suit your temperament and talents. I want to give you a few suggestions and ideas for getting started. However, keep in mind that this is more of an overview than a comprehensive list.
Fashion Merchandising/Sales and Marketing
This is where design and business intersect. Designers need their product to get to the market. Merchandisers track and monitor fashion and consumer trends.
There are many options in merchandising. For instance, retail management. Yves Saint Laurent thinks this is an under-appreciated path. Here you can get firsthand knowledge of a multitude of brands, marketing strategies and how to manage people. Buying is another route. This will require some years of experience on a retail floor and as a buyer’s assistant. If you have an artsy, creative mind, advertising might be for you. In our fast paced demanding world advertising is the juggernaut that never stops
This is the front line of fashion. Production managers are responsible for getting textiles and clothing made at the manufacturing level. They work with suppliers and retailers to make sure the quality of production is excellent.
Styling is definitely a profession that is on the rise in terms of visibility. It’s essential to have some understanding of numbers, business, and communications.
People with the career in visual presentation are storytellers in three dimensions, creating environments that inspire, inform and persuade. Store windows, museum exhibits, fashion shows and showrooms are the options for visual presentation.
PR is the middle man between a product and a retailer or consumer. Representatives are in charge of keeping a brand image squeaky clean and making sure people are talking about it. Their job is to make a brand seem appealing. A charming and friendly personality is an absolute must in this field.
In love with writing and fashion? You can weigh in on what’s happening in the world of fashion or write for e-commerce sites, PR firms, trade publications.
So, dream big and go get a career in fashion!
AUTHOR || Elizabeth TIKHOMIROVA IG @eli_daizy