Consider Fashion as a Career

Fashion Careers

Careers in fashion may include, but not limited to, some of the foloowing exciting occupations!



Fashion Design

Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories. Some work alone or as part of a team. They attempt to satisfy consumer desire for aesthetically designed clothing; and, because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, must at times anticipate changing consumer tastes.


Pattern Making

Pattern making involves the design and creation of templates from which clothing and craft items can be sewn. Patterns are made of pieces of paper shapes that are traced onto the fabric to be cut, with each individual pattern piece serving as a form for an individual part of the garment or item to be sewn. Pattern making can be done at home by more experienced sewers, or pre-made patterns can be purchased for home sewing.


Fashion stylist 

The job title of someone who selects the clothing for publishededitorial features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and any public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. Stylists are often part of a larger creative team assembled by the client, collaborating with the fashion designer, photographer/director, hair stylist and makeup artist to put together a particular look or theme for the specific project. A wardrobe stylist can also be referred to as a fashion stylist, fashion editor, or celebrity stylist. According to one view, "Stylists are the people who push each celebrity to make the best dressed list," and assist with editorial photo shoots.


Image Consultants

Professionals who assess the current status of the public’s perception of an individual, company, or other organization. The main function of the image consultant is to evaluate the degree of positive and negative perceptions present and determine the best way to enhance the positive aspects of the public image. In order to accomplish this task, the image consultant must be proficient in a number of areas, including the use of effective public relations tools and an ability to market the entity efficiently.

Celebrities, politicians, and other public figures often utilize the services of an image consultant. This is because of the significant impact that the public image of these individuals has on their ability to function effectively in their chosen professions. In the event that some event has taken place to change a generally positive perception into a negative one, the image consultant will often seek ways to minimize the damage caused by the event by calling the public’s attention to more positive aspects of the individual’s public persona.


Fashion Merchandising

In the retail industry, a buyer is an individual who selects what items will be stocked in a store, based on his or her predictions about what will be popular with shoppers. Retail buyers usually work closely with designers and their designated sales representatives and attend trade fairs, wholesale showrooms and fashion shows to observe trends. They may work for large department stores, chain stores or smaller boutiques. For smaller independent stores, a buyer may participate in sales as well as promotion, whereas in a major fashion store there may be different levels of seniority such as trainee buyers, assistant buyers, senior buyers and buying managers, and buying directors.


Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustration is the communication of fashion that originates with illustration, drawing and painting. It is usually commissioned for reproduction in fashion magazines as one part of an editorial feature or for the purpose of advertising and promoting fashion makers, fashion boutiques and department stores.


Textiles Designer

From couture fashion houses to high street retailers, they all need their designers to have the right mix of creative and technical skills. Whether you want to start a career in designing clothing, fabric or accessories, take a look at our job profiles to see if you have what it takes to make it in world of fashion.


Product Developer

In business and engineering, new product development (NPD) is the complete process of bringing a new product to market. A product is a set of benefits offered for exchange and can be tangible (that is, something physical you can touch) or intangible (like a service, experience, or belief). sewers, or pre-made patterns can be purchased for home sewing projects.


Fashion Entreapenuer

Originating from the phrase entrepreneur, a fashion entrepreneur is someone whose primary activities work within the fashion industry. For example, a fashion designer who uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage ventures within related and connected areas of the fashion industry. Fashion ventures include guide books for fashion designers, educational products for fashion designers and media platforms to facilitate relationships between designers.