Fashion designers plan and develop new clothing and accessory styles by creating original designs or by adapting fashions to suit local conditions and trends. They fabricate sample garments based on these designs.
Duties & Tasks
Fashion designers may perform the following tasks:consult with clients and stakeholders to determine the objectives of the design brief and to negotiate design solutionsillustrate concepts by producing storyboard and specification drawingsuse computers to manipulate and develop patterns and modify designsresearch and develop fabrics and accessories for production of garmentsmake patterns or work closely with patternmakers to draft patterns from sketches or specification drawingsselect fabric, colour and trim, and undertake cutting and machining of sample garmentsfit samples and discuss them with management, sales and manufacturing staffcontribute to costing estimatesfinalise specification sheets with detailed sketches and trim detailsapprove final samples before they go into productionliaise with production staff during mass production of garments and participate in quality controlmaintain an awareness of current global and local fashion trendscontrol merchandising and retailing of garments.
- enjoy artistic and creative activities creative flair and drawing ability good communication skills good colour and design sense good hand-eye coordination able to work independently or as part of a team good time management skills able to work under pressure.