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Fashion Designers in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Fashion Designers Market Research Report | NAICS 54149 | Oct 2013

Fashion forward: Growing diffusion lines and designer collaborations will move revenue forward

IBISWorld’s Fashion Designers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-3.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
18,565
Businesses
12,290
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Weak downstream demand from manufacturers, retailers and consumers severely hurt the industry over the five-year period. Moreover, although the recession ravaged the Fashion Designers industry in 2009, operators have found new avenues to pursue in light of decreased consumer spending. For example, fashion designers have discovered innovative ways to market and sell their creations. Collaborations with mass merchants like Target and H&M have been at the forefront of the market's expansion. Consequently, the increasing visibility and accessibility of fashion will bode well for industry participants, as consumers' budgetary constraints diminish, growing industry revenue... 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

 


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What is the Fashion Designers Industry?

This industry provides design services for fashion, clothing, shoes, textile, jewelry, costumes and floats. These services occasionally represent the design branch of a large retail chain, but they more often represent smaller design houses that provide fashion products to a number of different sellers.

Industry Products
Fashion clothing designingOther clothing designingFootwear designingJewelry and accessory designingCostume designingSpecialized designingOther design services
 
Industry Activities
Clothing design servicesCostume design services (except independent theatrical consume designers)Fashion design servicesFloat design servicesJewelry design servicesShoe design services


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