Career Profile of Fashion Designer
Md. Noor Hossain
B.Sc Engg.(Textile): BUTex, MBA: DU;
Merchandiser: Epyllion Group
As a fashion designer, you will have a creative and exciting career that many people only dream about. Of course, it takes hard work, creativity, and a true passion for fabulous designs to achieve success as a fashion designer. Many are attracted to pursue a career in the fashion industry due to lucrative income opportunities. Aside from that, the idea that you can succeed on your own motivates aspirants even more. As a matter of fact, about one-third of professional fashion designers are self-employed. A good fashion designer would have a keen eye for detail, exceptional creative talent, superb artistic skills, and great determination.
There are many fashion design career paths for you to choose from. Some fashion designers work for top fashion houses such as TOMMY HILFIGER, CHANEL, ARMANI, CHRISTIAN DIOR, PRADA and GUCCI.
World famous fashion designer stars are Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Valentino Garavani, Gianni Versace, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Roy HalstonFrowick, Christian Dior,Laura Ashley, Vera Wang . In Bangladesh Bibi Russell is the pioneer of fashion designing. She was Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. she studied in London College of Fashion. she worked as a model for different magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar. She also working with Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani.
The main area of work in the fashion industry are :
- Design Department
- Marketing and Merchandising
- Manufacturing department
- Fashion coordinators
More fashion designer jobs will continue to flourish due to the consistent need for skilled and qualified fashion designer professionals. That being said, competition will become more intense. Aspiring fashion designers should prove themselves by showing their capabilities and hidden potentials.
As a professional fashion designer, you need to possess diverse skills and talents including the following:
- Strong eye for detail
- A great appreciation for beauty
- Superb visual and spatial perception
- Outstanding drawing and sketching abilities (very important)
- Strong artistic, creative and imaginative skills
- Exceptional sense of style and color
- Superb skills in communication and problem-solving
- Exception pattern making and sewing skills
- Strong sales, persuasion and presentation skills
- Above average leadership skills (a plus)