Careers and Where to Find Them: Fashion Forecaster

Careers and Where to Find Them is to help future designers out there minimize searching, to focus on starting your new career and build your portfolio. This page has title, description, salary, references, and links to see if this career is right for you.

 Fashion Forecaster

Description

Fashion forecasters predict upcoming trends and present trends that are on the decline. Silhouette, shoe shape, textile choice, color schemes, skirt lengths, and jewelry are all within the scope of a forecaster’s vision. As a fashion forecaster, you will look at sales figures and record patterns or trends that emerge. Forecasters must be in touch with multiple markets.

Skills Sets

  • Show a keen interest in past and current fashion trends
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the fashion industry
  • Have good networking and communicational skills
  • Be imaginative and creative
  • Have the right I.T skills
  • Be willing to do extensive research

Education

Many employers prefer applicants with a degree in fashion design, fashion merchandising, apparel production, textile design, textile merchandising, fashion marketing, or fashion retailing. Aspiring fashion forecasters must spend years working in the industry before becoming salaried fashion forecasters, especially for a top firm. So in addition to a degree, employers prefer a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in the fashion industry in areas such as marketing, retail, product development, or merchandising.

Advancement Opportunity

$100,000 or more on the high end. Salaries are even higher if they work for an independent firm. Independent firms can charge $150,000 or more for a single project.

Periodical/URL

Career Info

Fashion Capital

Wayup.com

The Process Of Fashion Forecasting

Job Sites

Glassdoor

Linkedin

Weconnectfashion.com  (This is a website that connects you to Fashion Forecasting companies simply click on careers when you enter their website. You never know you might get lucky and find your dream job).

Internships

Dream Careers

Cotton Incorporated 

internships.com

Intershala

Resume Samples

Live Career

Cover letter sample 

Resume Now (just letting you know this is not the right resume sample use Fashion forecasting job descriptions & skills be an example)

Tests

Princeton Review

16 Personalities 

Careerfitter

Geographical Location

 Fashion forecasters may work directly with retail companies, apparel, and textile firms or designers. They may also work for consulting firms, for independent fashion forecasting firms, or independently.

Misc. Comment such as Salary etc.

 Earn around $50,000

that’s all I have for you on careers and where to find them, please check out my previous post on Assistant Fashion Designer. If you like these types of post, and it has helped narrow down your career choice let me know and leave a comment.

Careers and Where to Find Them: Textile Designer

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Job Title:

Textile Designer

Description:

Textile designers create fabric designs and patterns for woven, knitted and printed materials. In this role, your designs would be used to make clothing or interior furnishings such as upholstery, soft furnishings, and carpets.

Skills Sets:

To be a textile designer you’ll need:
  • Must have a creative flair and the ability to understand color, texture, and patterns
  • A good understanding of different techniques and the properties of different materials
  • Knowledge of CAD software
  • Have good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and on your own initiative
  • Budgeting skills and the ability to work out costs
  • Marketing, financial and administrative skills needed for running a business.

Education:

  • Diploma in Textile Design
  • Manufacturer Award in Sampling Techniques for Textile Design

Advancement Opportunity:

You could find work with a large manufacturing company or a small, exclusive design house. You may also find opportunities with architects, interior designers, fabric or clothing manufacturers, and retailers.

With experience, you could progress to a senior design position, or work as a product or project manager.

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Career Info

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/textiledesigner.aspx

Study.com

Jobs

Glassdoor

Indeed

Linkedin

Sample Resumes

Velvet Jobs

Best Sample Resumes

Free Resume Builder Online

Internships

Internships Down Under

Internships.com

Intern Queen ( You can just find regular fashion internship if you don’t see textile design internships * always check for updates)

Tests

Jung Typology Test

16 Personalities Test 

Careertest.net

Geographical Location:

A lot of your time will be spent at a computer, designing fabrics and working on patterns. You may sometimes need to travel to visit trade fairs, clients and manufacturers.

As a freelance designer, you’ll work your hours to fit in with your clients. You will usually split your time between designing and marketing your work.

Salary:

You’ll usually start out as a designer on around £15,000 to £20,000 a year.

Once you have the experience you could earn up to 28,000 a year.

Senior designers or design directors may earn £40,000 a year or more.

 

Careers and Where to Find Them: Assistant Fashion Designer

Careers and Where to Find Them is to help future designers out there minimize searching, to focus on starting your new career and build your portfolio. This page has title, description, salary, references, and links to see if this career is right for you.

Job Title: Assistant Fashion Designer

Description: Fashion design assistants support designers by helping them create new materials, styles, colors, and patterns for fashion brands and labels.

Skills Sets:

To be a fashion design assistant you should have:

  • Must have creative flair, and an eye for pattern and color
  • The ability to organize and prioritize your work
  • Good time-management skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of the current market
  • A good understanding of garment construction and costing
  • The ability to work well on your own, and in a team
  • Good negotiation skills for working with customers and suppliers
  • Confidence and self-motivation.

Education:

Courses include:
  •  A level 3 Certificate in Fashion 
  • Diploma in Fashion and Clothing/ level 3 certificate
  •  Diploma in Fashion and Textiles/ certificate level 3 
  • Textiles Diploma/ certificate level 3

Advancement Opportunity:

With experience, you can move up to fashion designer, senior designer or fashion director. You can have a more creative range and manage your own team. Assistant fashion Designers have an option of freelance designing working on an individual project or become self-employed working on their own collections.

Periodical/URL:

Career Info
Jobs 
Sample Resumes
Tests 

Geographical Location: You will find most opportunities in London and in other cities associated with clothing and textiles, such as Leicester, Manchester, Nottingham, and Leeds.

Salary: Starting salary estimates to £14,000 to £19,000, with experience: £23,000