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Careers in Fashion

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Careers in Fashion
Marlen Chinos
AMM 101-01
Fashion Industry

Fashion Journalist
Description
A fashion journalist is responsible for reporting on the latest fashion trends and designs.
Responsibilities
Skills & Qualifications
Fashion Journalist
write and report news about fashion
collect information through research or interviews
reporting on fashion shows
promote a designer's new product or collection
help build a strong public image in order to increase sales and consumer interest
good verbal and communication skills
an understanding of the media industry
ability to work independently or as a team as many times needed
must be passionate about fashion and the latest trends
References
What is a fashion journalist?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://degreedirectory.org/articles/What_is_a_Fashion_Journalist.html
Tucker, K. (n.d.). Careers in fashion journalism . Retrieved from http://work.chron.com/careers-fashion-journalism-5422.html
Fashion journalist . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/Learning/Students/24111-Fashion-Journalist-Further-Information.html
Fashion Director
Description
A fashion director is responsible for coordinating the looks across all fashion divisions of a department store, design house, or fashion magazine.
References
Thibodeaux, W. M. (2013, October 27). What does a fashion director do?. Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-a-fashion-director-do.htm
What is a fashion director? . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_fashion_director
Fashion director/coordinator. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f90/fashion-director-coordinator-47818.html
Fashion Director
Responsibilities
Skills & Qualifications
research and organize fashion concepts and events in order to provide business advice based on market information
in charge of making sure the fashion-related projects a client might have, such as photo shoots, advertisements and runway shows, all provide the customer with the same quality
price setting
decide whether a product meets the market demands and how much consumers are willing to spend on the product
must have knowledge and an understanding of the fashion industry
great communication and presenting skills
in-depth understanding of human behavior
great planning skills
Fashion Merchandising
Description
In the fashion industry, a fashion merchandiser plays a role in manufacturing, buying, promoting and selling fashion items.
Fashion Merchandising
Responsibilities
helps in the selection of the fabric used to make a piece of clothing
responsible of what items will be stocked in a store based on his or her prediction of upcoming trends
promotes a designer’s product
in charge of selling fashion items to stores who then will sell to customers
Skills & Qualifications
good business skills
ability to analyze and understand the markets demand
good communication skills
CREATIVITY
References
Hobby, J. (2013, October 09). What is fashion merchandising?. Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-fashion-merchandising.htm
Buyer (fashion). (2013, March 18). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buyer_(fashion)
Fashion merchandising jobs - fashion merchandising jobs – skills needed and job advantages. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/cog1bp5rsk/Fashion-Merchandising-Jobs-Fashion-Merchandising-Jobs-–-Skills-Needed-Job-Advantages.html
Fashion Show Producer
Description
A fashion show producer is responsible for every aspect of managing a runway fashion show.
Fashion Show Producer
Responsibilities
planning a fashion show
Skills & Qualifications
hiring workers
casting models
hosting the fashion show
lights, sounds, seating and recording of the show
contracts pertaining to the runway show
helping create the budget for the show
business skills
CREATIVITY
good organization skills
good critical thinking skills
good communication skills
References
Swain, K. (n.d.). What is a fashion producer?. Retrieved from http://work.chron.com/fashion-producer-23046.html
what is a fashion show producer?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-a-fashion-show-producer
Vogt, P. (n.d.). Career opportunities in the fashion industry. Retrieved from what is a fashion show producer?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ask.com/question/what-is-a-fashion-show-producer
Textile Buyer
Description
A textile buyer is a person who works for a company that produces apparel or furnishings. It is the textile buyer’s job to gather the materials needed in order to produce the product.
Textile Buyer
Responsibilities
obtain high-quality and high-demand products for the most reasonable price
when the company’s inventory decreases, the textile buyer replaces it with products that will be desired by potential customers
must thoroughly research potential suppliers in order to determine which can provide textiles that meet quality standards in the amounts required and in the appropriate time frame
Skills & Qualifications
knowledge about the textile market itself
an understanding in the differences between quality and subpar materials
great negotiation skills
strong mathematical, visual and analytical abilities
foreign language skills and an understanding of foreign currencies would be of great benefit
References
Green, K. (2013, October 03). What is a textile buyer? . Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-textile-buyer.htm
Taishidler, D. (2012, September 14). Textile buyer. Retrieved from http://prezi.com/zspvbnzwn_ox/textile-buyer/
Textiles. (2013, August 30). Retrieved from http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/textiles
The london textile fair. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://thelondontextilefair.co.uk/visitors/
The london textile fair. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://thelondontextilefair.co.uk/profile/textiles/
Fashion Sales Representative
Description
A fashion sales representative is responsible of selling the products of either a designer or a department store. A sales representative is known as the middle-man between a brand and a buyer.
Fashion Sales Representative
Responsibilities
forming a relationship with the client in order to merchandise the product
present the product to the buyer
managing client orders
organizing meetings
showing samples
handling client inquiries
investigating any issues with products
organizing events that showcase new products
Skills & Qualifications
good customer service skills
good communication skills
ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a good and effective manner
good critical thinking skills
References
What is the job description of a fashion sales representative?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://degreedirectory.org/articles/What_is_the_Job_Description_of_a_Fashion_Sales_Representative.html
Lawson, K. (n.d.). Hot fashion careers: How to become a fashion sales rep. Retrieved from http://teenfashion.about.com/od/fashionscoop/a/Hot-Fashion-Careers-How-To-Become-A-Fashion-Sales-Rep.htm
Showroom or sales rep? what is best for your brand?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.thefashionpotential.com/tag/fashion-sales-representative/
The rachel zoe project recap fancap – paris fashion week freak outs. (2013, March 22). Retrieved from http://www.realitytea.com/2013/03/22/the-rachel-zoe-project-recap-fancap-2/
Careers
Fashion Merchandising
Textile Buyer
Fashion Journalist
Fashion Director
Fashion Sales Representative
Fashion Show Producer
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