How to become a Fashion Coordinator

Fashion coordinators arrange and supervise the marketing of fashion clothing for manufacturing houses, textile firms and retail stores.

Personal requirements of a Fashion Coordinator

  • Enjoy artistic and creative activities
  • a natural flair for fashion
  • good organisational skills
  • good communication and negotiation skills.

Duties & Tasks of a Fashion Coordinator

Fashion coordinators may perform the following tasks:

  • plan for and advise on fashion lines and assess garments' potential for publicity purposes
  • promote garments to the press and public
  • organise and compere (host) fashion parades
  • supervise the photography of items and clothing selected for promotion
  • liaise with fabric mills, wholesalers and suppliers to ensure correct colourings and textures are produced
  • keep up to date with general fabric trends
  • provide fashion direction to buyers.

Working conditions for a Fashion Coordinator

Fashion coordinators may be required to travel interstate or overseas to research the latest fashion trends. \par \par Those working in large retail stores may coordinate the work of several fashion departments to promote a wider range of products.

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