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CAreer as a fashion designer

Designs garments and accessories by pursuing original ideas or adapting existing styles.

Tasks Include:

  • conceives designs for garments or fashion accessories such as handbags and shoes

  • prepares detailed sketches showing front, back, seams, cut and other important features of garments

  • chooses combinations of fabrics, colours and trim to complement styles

  • discusses designs with management, sales departments, manufacturing staff, and buyers from retail and department stores

  • assists pattern makers in the production of master patterns and supervises production of sample garments

  • uses computer-aided design systems

  • may showcase product at fashion shows and exhibitions


  • Costume Designer

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Higher education
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