Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although the recession ravaged the Fashion Designers industry in 2009, operators found new avenues to pursue that revolutionized the industry. 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. In the coming years, the industry is poised for growth. As broad economic factors, such as per capita disposable income and consumer confidence, as well as demand for downstream apparel-manufacturing industries, continue to brighten, the... 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 postgraduate 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