People always say if you find a career that you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. While it’s true that even in your dream job, you need to work hard, it’s definitely more enjoyable if you’re doing something that you love. If fashion is your obsession, then read on for five careers best suited for fashion lovers and enthusiasts, take a look:
1. Fashion Blogger
If you are interested in fashion it’s a great idea to start a fashion blog. This can be a great way to showcase your passion and flair within this industry. It can also help you to find contacts and act as a portfolio for your talents. For some, a fashion blog is a hobby. However, if you work hard and make it a success, it is possible to make a living as a fashion blogger. Many flourishing fashion bloggers often go on to a career in fashion journalism or marketing. Whether you run a fashion blog full time or as a hobby alongside taking a fashion or journalism degree, it’s bound to be an interesting experience.
2. Fashion Model
Gone are the days when you had to be a certain height and size to become a fashion model. The public are demanding to see real models of all shapes and sizes showcasing the latest fashions and the brands are providing. Begin by showcasing your own photos on a fashion blog (see above), take part in local student fashion shows, and send your portfolio to brands and model agencies. There are a wide variety of modeling jobs available from being a “fit model” (before putting a garment into production, a designer will use a fit model to ensure that the piece will be flattering and wearable by actual humans with similar proportions), catalogue model or a runway model showcasing the newest fashion designs.
3. Fashion Designer
If you love fashion and have a flair for art, perhaps you’ll consider a career as a fashion designer. While studying for your degree in fashion design, build up a portfolio ready to showcase to the fashion houses you’re interested in working for. Take a dressmaking course so you can make your designs too. Some fashion designers go onto a career as costume designers or start their own fashion label.
4. Fashion Buyer
With your interest in fashion, perhaps you find yourself always one step ahead of the trends? If so, you would make a great fashion buyer. Fashion buyers are responsible for keeping the sales floor stocked with clothes and accessories that will sell. You will need to predict what customers will want before they even know they want it. It’s a fast-paced and interesting career. In addition to your creative skills, you will also need a head for numbers as fashion buyers must work with the sales force, study sales records, and maintain a detailed purchase database to make sure that their store or department always has a high percentage of products that will sell at full price. Join a recruitment agency to find fashion buyer jobs.
5. Retail Fashion Assistant
When you love being surrounded by the latest styles, working in a fashion store could be an ideal choice of career for you. You get to see the new season trends and benefit from staff discounts. Your love of fashion means you’re always able to give fashion advice to customers. A career as a retail fashion assistant could lead to becoming Fashion Store Managers or even Fashion Boutique Owners.
Are you interested in fashion? What career would you like to have in the future?
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