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Choosing one of the many fashion jobs is usually a daunting challenge. There are several different opportunities in the fashion industry that you may not be sure which is the best for you. With the high demand for fashion jobs, you need to be sure of what it is that you want to do in order to start pursuing your dream in this competitive industry. Below you will find descriptions of various fashion jobs, and subsequently, you will be one step closer to establishing your career in the fashion industry.

1. Fashion designer

Thanks to programs like Project Runway, there are many people whose curiosity has been raised towards the fashion industry, exclusively, fashion design. A career as a fashion designer seems extravagant and rewarding, but it takes a lot of work. A fashion designer must be well informed of the latest trends (and sometimes even anticipate them) and have the creativity to conceptualize new designs. A fashion designer creates sketches, either by hand or with computer-aided design (CAD) software, of their designs and must be familiar with fabrics and materials to create swatches that show what the final product would look like. As a fashion designer, you can specialize in the design of clothing, footwear, or accessories. Fashion jobs like that of a fashion designer drag on with grueling hours of intensive work and lots of travel if you want to promote your designs. Fashion designers work under pressure to meet deadlines and impress fashion buyers and other potential clients. As a fashion designer, you would need not only talent and creativity but tough skin and dedication.

2. Fashion merchandising

Fad jobs in marketing can be very challenging. A fashion retailer must know what consumers really want, how to present it to them, what they want to pay for it, and how to entice them to buy. A fashion merchant is not only a fashion expert but must also have strong business, financial and advertising skills. As a fashion designer, you may find yourself creating budgets, tracking profit and loss, tracking inventory, developing marketing strategies, and even creating creative visual displays to engage consumers. It is a career that involves many different roles, but it also has many opportunities to grow and advance.

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