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The Fashion and garment industry is one that experiences massive human labor influx year in, year out. As a matter of fact, it is one industry with one of the highest ratio of employability – providing various platforms by which humans can be employed and also build a career. As at 2014, about 75 million people were employed in this industry and compared to the 20 million two years before that, you can see huge growth. Career opportunities under this industry includes, fashion designer, brand investors, brand models/ ambassadors, seeing experts (tailors) and more.
√ Fashion Designer : This is seen as the umbrella profession in the industry. The possible reason for this is that without the fashion designer, there would be no fashion industry. It is the duty of the fashion designer to utilize his/her creative skill and come up with top touch designers. They draw sketch of what they have in mind, and from these sketches they make beautiful dresses and designs that will meet customer’s satisfaction at all times. These designs could come in different models. It just be in form of shirt, pants, shoes and other footwears and even lingerie. Fashion designers are embodiment of creativity and swift thinking. The challenge however is that they get to do everything possible to keep meeting consumer demands per time, and also improve of already old designs that have flood the market. In a pain sense, without any verboseness, Fashion designers design dresses (and other things that pertains to fashion)
√ Brand Models / Ambassadors : These group of persons are specially employed by the designer companies to showcase the clothing line and fashion accessories produced by the company. They usually grace the runway, red carpets and cameras of paparazzis that further spread the product. Over the years, as the industry have also attracted prominence, companies are now taking into cognisance of fact that PR is needed for their product to gather sufficient patronage in the market and the major catalyst for this PR is the use of brand ambassadors and models. They wear the clothing and by so doing, market will be open to a wide range of Individuals
√ Fashion Journalists : On a general note, journalists source for news, writes and then reports the gathered news to the needed audience. Going by this, Fashion journalist, carries and reports fashion news. They are up-to-date with the fashion trend, the last line in production and the reception each fashion products get from the general public. They also conduct interviews with leading fashion experts in the industry and write reports or articles on their thoughts and findings regarding any fashion related issue. It is one very profession that deals more on cognition. Ability to speak and write very well gives one an edge in this profession.
√ Garment Technologist: The garment technologist is a more technical profession in the fashion industry. The people under this category, work hand in hand with fashion designers, and other production team to ensure that quality in the product being produced is not compromised in any way. They also look out for other things like fitting requirements, the size that best suits a brand and they are also on the lookout for any possible flaw that might affect the level of acceptance the product will attract when released into the market. They are others known as the “checkers” in the industry.
√ Garment/ Textile Fabric Colorist : The garment and fashion industry is one that attracts a lot of color appeal. The beauty of a fashion brand is largely determined by the kind of color combination used. It is as a result of this, most fashion brand seek the use of expert colorists. Who wound determine what kind of color combination that is needed to sell a particular product as the case maybe. The fabric colorist is concerned strictly with the role of combining and recommending Colors.