As you step out to embark on a career in fashion, you may find yourself drawn to the traditional pathways of a designer, stylist, buyer or editor. However, the industry is an exciting yet ever evolving landscape of opportunity and these ‘traditional’ pathways have transformed and are no longer about focussing on a single specialism. Instead you are encouraged and expected to develop a diverse set of transferable skills. With the growth of social media, leaps in tech innovation and consumer awareness, fashion brands – and the roles within them – are adapting in order for them to remain relevant and responsive to the future consumers’ needs, as well as be at the forefront of a competitive industry.
There has been the introduction of new and exciting roles, from Sustainable Fabric Developer to AR (Augmented Reality) Specialist, Data Scientist, and Corporate Social Responsibility Experts, which are all pathways waiting for the next generation of graduates to apply for. So if you’re intrigued about what the future of the fashion industry looks like and how you can build a sustainable career then this workshop is for you.
Speaker: Zena Franklin-Lewis, Fashion Buyer
Photo by Arianna Poverini