Clothing, Fashion and Accessories Designers

Clothing, fashion and accessories designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for new clothing and related fashion accessories.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
  • Oversees production of sample and/or finished product or produces one-off products for fashion shows.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect.
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of clothing or related fashion accessory.

Desired Skills

Active Learning, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Learning Strategies, Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Writing, Science

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