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12 ways you can be in fashion without being a designer

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When you say you are into fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is a designer. Only a handful that are very knowledgeable and into fashion goes further to say things like, ‘so what do you do in fashion?’

Here, I will be sharing some amazing career paths in fashion that a decade ago were nonexistent.

If your dream is to be in the fashion industry but you’ve never done a sketch or sewn a button your whole life, relax, your dreams are still valid.

Here are some career opportunities in fashion that you might be well suited for:

1 – Retail buyer: A retail buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell in retail outlets.

Three women shopping

2 – Retail manager: Retail managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of stores or departments.

3 – Retail Merchandiser: Merchandisers ensure that products appear in the right store, or on a website, at the appropriate time and in the correct quantities. They work with retail buyers.

4 – Textile Designers: These create two-dimensional designs that can be used, often as a repeat design, in the production of knit, weave and printed fabrics or textile products.

A fabric market

5 – Brand’s event organiser: If you’re outgoing, self-motivated and have a proactive approach to work, you may enjoy working as an event organiser. As an event organiser you’ll have the responsibility of putting together a range of events.

6 – Fashion journalist: If you’re the creative type who loves to research, interview and write, then a career in magazine journalism might be for you. It is so cool, fashion brands will always look for you to feature them.

7 – Make-up artist: A make-up artist ensures that models, performers and presenters have suitable make-up and hairstyles before they appear in front of cameras or an audience.

Applying make-up

8 – Fashion PR: As a PR officer, you’ll monitor publicity and manage reputation. A career in fashion public relations involves gaining understanding and support for your clients, as well as trying to influence opinion and behaviour.

9 – Modelling: This is the most glamorous part. However, A model must be strong-minded and resilient to navigate the chaotic waters of the fashion industry. Confidence and a strong-will are the best weapons of self defense in this high-paced field.

A model on the runway

10 – Photography: Fashion photography is a genre of photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines.

11 – Social media manager: Almost all fashion houses as well as magazines need a social media presence and thus a specialist to manage them.

Being a social media manager for a fashion house is another option

12 – Content Developer: With the Internet and social media, content is King and the fashion industry is aware too. So you might consider getting into fashion as a content creator for brands.

These are certainly not all but a few to inspire you not to quit your dream of getting into the fashion world. With the growth of technology and the advent of social media, there are so so many other career opportunities in fashion, so by all means explore and find out what you’re good at.

This post first appeared on STAR.

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