Fashion Designer

FASHION DESIGNER

Description:

A Fashion designer creates clothing including dresses, suits and accessories such as shoes, bags and jewellery.

Facts:

  • Often work long hours and weekends to meet deadlines
  • Very intense competition in the fashion designing world

Personal Qualities:

  • Good sewing and pattern making skills
  • An eye for colour and detail
  • Ability to sketch

 

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Fashion designer might include

  • Examining sample materials on and off of models and then adjusting them to suit the desired effects.
  • Attending fashion shows and reviewing trade magazines to keep updated with the fashion trends and consumer preferences.

Entry Requirements

  • Fashion related degree. Universities in the UK that offer these courses include, London College of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University and De Montfort University in Leicester.
  • Put together a portfolio of work that you have done to take for a course or job interview.
  • Work experience is very vital in progressing as there is a strong completion in the fashion design world.

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com

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