Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
This industry will continue to grow in the midst of a recovering economy, with the globalization of the fashion industry supporting growth in demand for specialist designers. Furthermore, the increasing accessibility of fashion to younger budget-conscious shoppers through diffusion lines and low-cost collaborations will strengthen demand over the next five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
A bachelor's degree is generally required for entry-level positions as a designer in a fashion house, manufacturer or retailer, and some designers obtain post-graduate certificates or master of fine arts degrees. However, while these formal qualifications may enhance a person's capacity to undertake design work, formal qualifications are not mandatory for entering the industry.
The industry is not subject to any specific licensing or registration, other than standard state-based requirements. A designer's success relies heavily upon creativity and an understanding of fashion.
It's not what you know
The capacity for new entrants to gain a foothold in this market is constrained by the existing relationships between leading design houses and the major clients... purchase to read more