Think the fashion biz is pure glamour? Get a firsthand look at different fashion professionals, including a fashion designer to find out what working in the industry is really like.
A Typical Day
- Analyzing business diary for current day, if I have not to be out, I set my mind on planned work: graphics, fashions, cup of coffee, survey of yesterday results.
- Computer work: E-mail reading and answering, Internet surfing, scanning images.
- Cooperation with webmaster, discussions on website development.
- Meeting my customers, contractors, specialists.
- Searching new ideas by drawing sketches - both on arbitrary and defined topics.
- Wear fitting, fashions manufacturing.
- Looking through the fashion-related magazines.
- Telephone talks.
- Studying local market.
The Best Part of the Job
- Fashion show development: choosing music, scenario, etc.
- Designs' exposure.
The Most Difficult Part of the Job
Putting my workplace in order.
Work and Educational Background
Profound graphic art background, sewer and tailor skills, photo mastering.
Sometimes having to satisfy a customer greatly discourages me, because I can not embody my concepts, ideas, designs in a manner I would like. I suppose it stems designers' creativity flight. My personal conclusion: the more sophisticated fashion-related technologies are employed, the more valuable is the manual work.