Work the runway: Growing diffusion lines and designer collaborations will boost industry revenue

The Fashion Designers industry has trended upward as the economy has strengthened. Increased consumer confidence and favorable industry conditions have created mass appeal in this previously elite industry. Moreover, fashion designers have discovered innovative ways to market and sell their creations. Designer collaborations with mass merchants, such as Target and H&M, have been at the forefront of the market's expansion. These retailers carry specially designed, lower-priced pieces for a limited time, capturing a demographic that is younger and more price conscious. Over the five years to 2023, the increasing visibility and accessibility of fashion will bode well for industry participants as consumers' budgetary constraints diminish...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 13-18
5.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
28,964
Businesses
21,963
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The increasing visibility and accessibility of fashion will bode well for industry participants
  • Social media and mobile apps have contributed to industry growth
  • The trend of designer collaborations with low-cost outlets has revolutionized the industry
  • 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. Some designers also obtain postgraduate certificates or master of fine arts degrees to enhance their qualifications and form valuable connections within the industry. While these formal qualifications may enhance a person's capacity to undertake design work, formal qualifications are not mandatory for entering the industry. For fashion designers, an impressive portfolio is usually a more valuable asset than a college diploma. The industry is not subject to any specific licensing or registration, other than standard state-based requirements. A designer's success relies heavily on creativity and an understanding of fashion and trends...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fashion Designers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fashion Designers Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Adoption of a commercial focus
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing and clothing accessories stores and Per capita disposable income in the Fashion Designers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fashion Designers Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that provide professional design services for such products and segments as fashion, clothing, shoes, textiles, fur, jewelry, costumes, lighting 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 several different sellers. This industry does not include in-house design services.

    Industry Products
  • Fashion clothing design
  • Footwear design
  • Jewelry and accessory design
  • Textile design
  • Other design services
  • Industry Activities
  • Clothing design services
  • Costume design services (except independent theatrical costume designers)
  • Fashion design services
  • Float design services
  • Jewelry design services
  • Shoe design services
  • Textile design services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing and clothing accessories stores
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Corporate profit
  • Demand from jewelry stores
  • Demand from shoe and footwear manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Trending now
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fast-fashion forward
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Fashion Designers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fashion Designers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Textile Mills
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing
  • Jewelry Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Leather Tanning & Finishing
  • Mining
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Fashion clothing design
  • Footwear design
  • Other design services
  • Jewelry and accessory design
  • Textile design
  • Chart: Fashion Designers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Affordable and attainable

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Individual consumers
  • Apparel manufacturers
  • Fashion houses
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fashion Designers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fashion Designers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fashion Designers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fashion Designers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fashion Designers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer spending (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Design House
  • A group of designers working under the same brand.
  • Diffusion Line
  • A moderately priced clothing line offered by traditional designers. These lines are often targeted toward the younger demographic and the aspirational shopper.
  • Fashion House
  • A company that hires and houses fashion designers to create apparel and accessories for a specific brand.
  • Fast Fashion
  • A term that refers to clothing collections that are based on the latest runway trends.
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