The fashion industry is the business around apparel: fashion design, manufacturing, marketing, and retail. With the fashion industry expanding as quickly as it has, career possibilities in fashion are growing. What are those positions and how do you get started?
Since the turn of the century, designer fashion brands have ceded ground to sportswear, lingerie, and denim companies, as well as brand retailers. These brands, retailers, and e-commerce brands offer more affordable products manufactured on a mass scale, providing more accessibility to a broader demographic of consumers, known as fast fashion.
In 2020, the global denim fabric market was worth approximately 21.8 billion U.S. dollars. That same year, the global lingerie retail market was valued at $42 billion, and it is forecast to reach a value of $78.6 billion in 2027. In its entirety, the global apparel market was worth more than $1.5 trillion in 2020, and projections show that the market will grow to nearly $2.25 trillion by 2025.
To help you determine and achieve your fashion industry career goals, we have created this comprehensive guide. Yellowbrick’s Ultimate Fashion Career Guide is your source to discover job opportunities and learn entry points into the fashion industry. In this guide, you can begin to explore the jobs that drive the market, then search for your perfect career by area of interest, skills, companies, or industry experts.
Learn about your skills and interests, and articulate them confidently to identify career options within the industry that you might pursue. Then implement a successful strategy to attain your desired career outcomes.
In this guide you’ll find the following information:
- Overview of the fashion industry
- Future of the fashion market
- Fashion Career Library
- Career Planning Strategy to get into the fashion industry
You’ll also find simple exercises that help you:
- form a career planning strategy to get into the fashion industry
- find your passion in fashion and identify an area of interest to pursue
- learn the fashion industry through top studios and its key players
- identify your skills and match them to a fashion area of interest
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