Have you ever thought of a career in fashion? Being a fashionista is more than following trends and bagging the latest designer pieces to flaunt when you head out onto the high street. Understanding fashion is about anticipating future trends and maybe even creating trends of your own for others to follow. The easiest way to do this is by forging a career within the fashion industry.
You don’t have to be the most adept artist or be the most creative thinker in order to work within the sector. There are plenty of roles alongside the designers that could see you mingling with other fashion professionals beside the catwalk. Take a look at how you could break into the fashion industry.
Nothing could seem further from the iconic and creative industry that is fashion than the idea of management. However, every sector needs managers whether they specialise in finance, marketing, advertising or HR. Who do you think books the models, ensures the Spring Collection is delivered on budget and makes a brand instantly recognisable across the globe? If you have a head for figures or enjoy problem-solving, you might want to consider enrolling in an online supply chain management course that will allow you to become the ultimate resource planner for fashion shows.
If you have an artistic flair, but you have never chosen to follow this aspect of your skill set as a career, now might be the time to begin looking at relevant job opportunities. If you are willing to start at the bottom and work your way up, and you can demonstrate your fashionista credentials, fashion houses across the globe will take on apprentices to mould into their perfect industry professionals. While you might be honing your coffee making skills for a while, there will come a moment when you get a break in the industry. Designers such as Christian Louboutin had no formal training and started sketching shoes as a teenager before becoming the world’s leading ladies footwear creator.
Instead of putting pen to paper and designing the latest collections, you might prefer to work behind the scenes. You could create the backdrops for catwalk shows, construct the perfect stage or work out the most iconic sound settings to create the ideal mood to accompany a collection. You could fall back on your people skills to ensure all of the models are organised, ready to go on time and that outfit changes are seamless. The world of fashion is renowned for being manic, chaotic and full of prima donnas. If you can manage this well enough, you will become a logistics maestro in demand by all fashion houses. A career in fashion is not for the faint-hearted and can be hugely stressful. But it can also give you the ultimate job satisfaction.
Fashion is exciting and creative. Many would say it’s a passion and in your blood. If you’re keen to pursue your passion for fashion, follow this advice and do everything in your power to break into the industry.
Do you work in the fashion industry? How are you finding it? Do sound off in the comments section below.
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I needed to read this tbh. I love fashion so much I would love to break into the industry.
Oh glad you read this. I hope you break into the industry.
It’s funny how many different types of jobs there are in each industry . . . not just models and designers in fashion! If I worked in fashion, I’d love to organize fashion shows and events.
That would be a fun job. Thanks for stopping by.
My daughter wants to be a designer. Hope we can read more articles like these and also how to get connected to the fashion world when she wants to pursue her passion.
I know a teenage girl who wants to be a fashion designer too. I hope they pursue their dreams.
I love a Career in Fashion and this was WHY I went to get a Masters in Fashion Buying & Management. I ma glad I did and it is been a phenomenal opportunity for me.
Oh nice. Well done hun. Are you planning on going in that direction?
For many, this is truly a dream career – but we also know that the ladder is not easy, whether you’re a designer or the model. But only one can say its worth the effort.
I agree Eliza.
I’ve lived in Milan for several years and I’ve learned how hard the life of a model is (unless she is a top model but they are just a few actually).
I can imagine how hard it is for them.
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