What do fashion designers do?
Fashion designers are artists who create clothing outfits and accessories (footwear, handbags, etc.).
Fashion designers can help people express who they are!
Do you want to inspire people to express their own voice? Then being a fashion designer could be the right career for you!
Where Can I Work?
Wholesale or manufacturing establishments
Theater or dance companies
What Does The Creation Process Look Like?
Collaborating with hair and makeup artists to complement the look they're working on
Planning runway shows or photoshoots
Who Do Fashion Designers Work With?
Fashion designers work with a variety of professions:
Seamstresses and tailors
Makeup and hair artists
How Do I Follow Fashion Trends?
As part of your job, you'll need to keep ahead of changing fashion trends in major fashion capitals (New York, Milan, Paris, London and Los Angeles) and follow fashion weeks, awards, and trade shows.
What are some other ways to follow fashion trends?
What Does It Take?
If you what to be a fashion designer, you must:
Have a passion for fashion
Be innovative with your design choices
Be resilient, as you'll get a lot of feedback and even criticism from clients and colleagues
Do a lot of research to learn current fashion tendency, and forecasting future trends
Have excellent communication and time-management skills
Have a strong awareness of the fashion business
And of course, practice creating and adapting designs!
It also helps to have a degree or certificate in fashion design.
How About The Money?
The average fashion designer salary is:
In Canada: C$54,861/year
In the US: $66,032/year