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Fashion Designers
District Of Columbia

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Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Direct and coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments.
  • Examine sample garments on and off models, modifying designs to achieve desired effects.
  • Sketch rough and detailed drawings of apparel or accessories, and write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements.
  • Confer with sales and management executives or with clients to discuss design ideas.
  • Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.
  • Attend fashion shows and review garment magazines and manuals to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences.
  • Select materials and production techniques to be used for products.
  • Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings or fashion shows.
  • Design custom clothing and accessories for individuals, retailers, or theatrical, television, or film productions.
  • Adapt other designers' ideas for the mass market.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Cloth cutting machines
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Sewing machines
  • Tape measures

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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