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Careers in Fashion: Trend Forecasting and Textile Design
Learn the best routes for a career in the primary level of fashion
When people consider careers in fashion, they often forget about the primary level of the industry where fashion products begin.
On this four-week course from Bloomsbury Academic, you’ll look at the beginning of fashion product conception and production, and explore the roles that supply the information, components, production, and support needed to manufacture fashion products to bring them to the retailers.
Discover the realm of fashion trend forecasting
Fashion products often require weeks, months, or even years of lead time for the intricate planning, purchasing, and production steps.
You’ll start this course by delving into the many roles involved in fashion forecasting as well as the sources of information that these forecasters use. You’ll then finish by exploring the career path and job market for trend forecasters.
Explore the many roles within textile design and development
There are designers and design houses who have made their places in fashion history with their textile designs, and there are many creative forces behind each of those designs.
You’ll explore the differences between textile roles such as designer, stylist, and colorist, as well as the technicians and engineers. For each position, you’ll look at what they do, the qualifications needed for the role, and the challenges involved in that particular career.
Delve into production and sales careers to get hands-on with fashion products
Whether construction, manufacturing, numbers, computers, or creativity appeals to you, there is a career path in production that relates directly to each area.
The final week of this course will take you through the expansive area of production and sales, exploring the many careers in this field and how you can best approach a career path for your chosen role.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the firms and people supplying the information, components, production, and support needed to manufacture fashion products to bring them to the retailers
- Identify departments of manufacturing firms that support the people and profitability of fashion lines including sales, human resources, finance, and accounting
- Identify the textile designers and developers who use color, texture, pattern, and finishes to create the foundation on which fashion products are built
- Explore the careers of sourcing professionals, who locate the components of products
- Evaluate the careers of employees who work together to manufacture the final product
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone thinking about a career in the fashion industry, especially one in the inspiration and conception area of fashion.
Who developed the course?
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes.and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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