The Fashion Industry And Its Careers

Have you decided a career in the fashion industry is for you? Perhaps you want to explore and research the various roles that make the industry what is is? Or do you want to find out the requirements, skills and qualifications needed for your dream job? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, The Fashion Industry and Its Careers is essential.

Published by Bloomsbury The Fashion Industry and Its Careers gives insight into many roles including trend forecasting, sourcing, marketing, product development, styling and photography. Provided in a chronological order from the start of the garment process (trend forecasting) to the final selling stages (retail manager), readers will not only be well informed of the careers, but also of the industry itself.

Throughout the book Michele provides case studies and interviews with leading professionals which sees them answering numerous questions including ‘what does an average day look like?’ and ‘what advice would you offer to those wanting your role?’ before moving on to provide sources that provide each job role with information, for example WGSN for trend forecasters.

The career path highlights qualifications needed, the job market, career challenges, responsibilities, companies and skills need to ensure the reader is fully prepared and in the know about their chosen field. Additionally, online resources and key terms for each role are provided.

The contrasting, colourful mid-section of the book asks the question ‘Is Fashion Art?’ and endeavours to answer through text and images. Stating that many designers conclude that their designs are inspired by art, quotes from designers and creative directors including Karl Lagerfeld provide answers.

In an attempt to prepare readers for the application process and stages, Granger provides examples of CV’s for numerous roles, details CV tips and outlines interview guidelines and questions whilst highlighting popular job searching websites.

Here at FashionCapital we cannot recommend this book enough. Whether you are a budding designer, stylist, trend forecaster or marketing expert you will not only be well informed, but you will also be left feeling at ease with Michele’s tips and tricks!

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