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Fashion Designer- Powerpoint

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Amai Johnston

on 2 March 2016

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Transcript of Fashion Designer- Powerpoint

The role of Art & Design in the World of Work
Fashion and Textiles
The Fashion and Textiles industry is made up of loads of different sectors. Fashion is a big part of today's generations and many people hope to work in this industry.
Chosen Job Role:
Fashion Designer

So what does a Fashion Designer do?

You design Fashion, But I'll give you the low down of what Fashion designers are required to do.

Design items of clothing for a wide range of retailers
Sketch designs by hand or using computer programmes
Develop ideas into patterns and making samples
Job Role Requirements
You will need a qualification to get to work in a fashion design company. You will usually need a relevant higher education qualification, such as a foundation degree, HND or degree to be a fashion designer. A course that teaches both design (drawing) and technical skills (sewing etc.)
will give you the practical knowledge that you need to work in the industry.
a good eye for colour, texture and shape.
an understanding of the characteristics of fabrics and how they can be used.
technical skills such as pattern cutting and sewing.
the ability to spot and develop trends.
drawing skills.
the ability to use computer design packages.
Career Path:
What’s the best route in?
You can expect to start your career in fashion through work experience. Many students undertake paid and unpaid work experience both during and after their course to establish contacts.

You’ll also need to have a good design portfolio of work to take to interviews.

Final Thoughts
Where might the role take me?
With the right skills, training and experience, you may be promoted into a Senior or Head Designer position. There are also opportunities to become a Design Director or Senior Manager.
You could also consider setting up your own company or label.

When starting out, a Fashion Designer may be paid between £12,000 and £14,000 a year. This increases to around £22,000 with experience. Top, experienced Designers could earn over £60,000 a year.
By Katie Ballantine
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