Jobs in Fashion
The fashion entrepreneur needs to be creative when exploring marketing activities relating to an original product or service concept. The concept developed by the entrepreneur will offer potential for business development and employment opportunities. Entrepreneurs or business owners need to be aware of current industrial and or business practice and the tactical use of varied marketing services
The fashion buyer should have detailed knowledge in the main areas of sourcing and supply chain management and demonstrate a critical awareness of sourcing, supply chain issues and management which can be applied within the fashion industry. This knowledge should include an understanding of the key terms, concepts, facts and principles, rules and theories of the field, discipline or practice.
Once a design is decided upon, the next stage of the process is to transform the design concept into a three dimensional garment. The garment technologist will be able to integrate their fashion wear production knowledge with their knowledge of accurate and high quality garment construction.
A pattern maker will have a vast knowledge of pattern development, fit, sizing and adjustment practices necessary to alter or adjust patterns constructed. The pattern maker should combine their knowledge of pattern making with their knowledge of garment construction in order to create a well-fitted end garment.
A fashion illustrator will demonstrate knowledge of an area or areas of specialisation and how that knowledge relates to other fields, disciplines or practices. A fashion illustrator will possess the skills needed to visually communicate advanced design ideas for the development into fashion design and the ability to apply design skills and creative development through the use of computer applications and digital methods.
Fashion Designer for Individual
The fashion designer for individual will possess the skills required to design an artefact or artefacts to a brief developed with a client, to satisfy a particular requirement. It is necessary to communicate effectively with the client throughout all the stages of the design process to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the requirements. In addition, negotiation, research, planning and evaluation are key activities before final ideas can be presented to clients.
Fashion Designer for Industry
The fashion designer for industry will design an end product or prototype according to a specified brief or theme outline. This is considered an opportunity to develop personal ideas and collect sources of inspiration which meets industry or retail needs and targets rather than those of an individual client.