Fashion Designer

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Fashion Designer

Small Start (#1) • When starting the profession one will most likely start as an assistant 1. As an assistant one is required to take on responsibilities:sourcing and chasing fabric samplesmaking up sample cardsanswering the telephone• One has to dedicate in order to succeed and progress• Being proactive and making contacts in the industry is essential, especially in a sector where people frequently move jobs in order to progress their career and where there is a lot of pressure to produce new ideas that are commercially viableHowever, progression may be slow, particularly at the start of your career.

The Role of a Fashion Designer (#2)• As a fashion designer, you could work in high fashion or designer ready-to-wear fashion.• To be a fashion designer, you will need to have a good eye for colour and shape. • You’ll need skills like pattern cutting and sewing. You’ll also need to able to spot trends• working to design instructions (known as a brief)analysing or predicting trends in fabrics, colours and shapes• Producing concept and mood boards (a collection of items to capture a mood, such as photos, fabric pieces and colour samples)• Developing basic shapes ('blocks') through patterns• Estimating costs for materials and manufacture• Finding suppliers• Supervising the making up of sample clothing items• Making in-house presentations, for example to finance departments and merchandisers

Progression (#3)• Progression is then to a role with more creative input, involving proposing concepts and design ideas, • making up mood and trend boards and drawing up technical specifications for manufacturers• producing samples for ranges• assisting with the development of part of a range.• The more established designers in the team make the decisions on colour and mood for the season and design the more important elements of the range. • It could take up to five years' related experience to secure such a position.• With several years' design experience, progression is possible through senior designer roles to the position of head designer• At this level, you will have considerable responsibility for overall design decisions and influences for the range, but as this is a management position others will do the actual design work.

Requirements (#4)• To be competitive, you'll need more than great style to land a job in fashion design. • Several universities offer degrees in the arts, but there are various fashion and design schools offering associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in areas related specifically to fashion design and the creative arts industries• Many of these schools enjoy first-rate reputations and are an excellent way for you to earn an industry-specific degree with course selections and specialized studies that include everything from garment construction to fashion merchandising.• Education and training can also help you get a jump start on gathering the career information you need to choose the path that's right for you (see online fashion design schools)• The industry is highly competitive since it draws on a tremendous amount of talented individuals just like you seeking employment in the market• Demonstrated skill is the thing that will set you above other candidates when hiring decisions are made• So if you're interested in joining the fashion industry, it's never too early to get started on your career planning!• Basic artistic skills are required, as are a refined aesthetic sense, and at a minimum, a two- or four-year degree in fashion design, art, or other related field.

Conclusion (#5):Career Planning for a Position in Fashion Design• The fashion industry is all about creativity, skill, awareness of trends, and a good business sense.• There are many career options to choose from, and the right one for you depends on personal goals.• manufacturing business • If you manage to build a good name for yourself, you could cater to high-end department stores and specialty boutiques.• Anticipate being your own boss and catering solely to individual clients• Work hard to establish a reputation and a clientele for your designs, as the market for designer fashion is competitive and fast-paced — but achievable if you've got what it takes! • A Bachelor's Degree is needed for the path• You will usually need a relevant degree to do this job. A course that teaches both design and technical skills will give you the knowledge you need to work in the industry.

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