Fashion Designers plan, design and develop clothing, accessories, footwear or other items of personal apparel considering the form and construction of clothing, historical styles and contexts, contemporary and cultural trends, colour, fabric, and decoration, and the techniques and processes available for manufacture.
Specialisations: Costume Designer.
Either extensive experience or a formal qualification in applied fashion design and merchandising, creative arts or textiles is needed to work as a Fashion Designer. Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.
- Determines objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders.
- Does product research and analyses functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements.
- Formulates design concepts for clothing.
- Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts.
- Negotiates design solutions with clients, management, sales and manufacturing staff.
- Selects, specifies and recommends functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture.
- Details and documents selected designs for production.
- Prepares and commissions prototypes and samples.
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