Fashion Career Information

Many do not realize it, but there are a variety of careers in fashion to choose from–the field is not limited to designers and models.

Design

  • Fashion designers work with all different types of fashion, from bridal gowns to swimwear. A degree from a fine arts university or design institute, such as the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in L.A. or Parsons in New York City, is the best way to get into this career.
  • Modeling

  • Modeling is one of the most sought after fashion careers, but it is not easy to attain or sustain. Models must meet strict requirements to get work, and the industry is driven purely by aesthetics.
  • Management

  • Modeling agents may also represent makeup artists, actors and fashion photographers. There is work for modeling managers around the world, and many even start their own management companies as opposed to working for established firms, such as Ford or Elite Models.
  • Event Production

  • Fashion show producers typically work in major cities such as London, Paris, New York City and Los Angeles, but there is work available in smaller markets too. Production companies, such as Sobol in Miami, Florida, are responsible for planning and executing fashion shows and events.
  • Publicity and Marketing

  • Fashion publicists and marketing experts generally work with fashion brands, designers and show producers to get them media attention and increase public awareness. Some publicists also work exclusively with famous models.
  • Photography

  • Fashion photographers, such as Jason Christopher, Derek Blanks and Richard Warren, help models develop portfolios, but they also shoot work for magazines and commercial websites. Those who take this fashion career path can find work around the world, in cities of all sizes.

    Original Source: eHow By Marie Dockett, eHow Contributor

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