Profession clothing fashion designer

Fashion designers create concepts and make sketches by hand or using softwares of their creative ideas. They analyse and interpret fashion trends in order to propose new ideas with high aesthetical value. They perform forecasting and market research to put together collections. They build collection lines by operating mood or concept boards, colour palettes, materials, drawings and sketches considering among others ergonomical criteria, etc.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Portfolio management in textile manufacturing

    The process of managing teams and projects in textile and clothing product development.

  • Standard sizing systems for clothing

    Standard sizing systems for clothing developed by different countries. Differences among the systems and standards of different countries, the development of the systems according to the evolution of the shape of the human body and their usage in the clothing industry.

  • Properties of fabrics

    The influence of chemical composition and molecular arrangement of yarn and fibre properties and fabric structure on the physical properties of textile fabrics; the different fibre types, their physical and chemical characteristics and different material characteristics; the materials used in different processes and the effect on materials as they are processed. 

Skills

  • Draw sketches to develop textile articles

    Draw sketches to develop textiles or wearing apparel by hand. They create visualisations of the motives, patterns or products in order to be manufactured.

  • Alter wearing apparel

    Alter wearing apparel repairing or adjusting it to the clients/manufacturing specifications. Perform altering by hand or using equipment.

  • Manage briefs for clothing manufacturing

    Manage briefs from clients for the manufacturing of wearing apparel. Collect customers' demands and prepare them into specifications for the production.

  • Create mood boards

    Create mood boards for fashion or interior design collections, gathering different sources of inspirations, sensations, trends, and textures, discussing with the people involved in the project to make sure that the shape, design, colours, and the global genre of the collections fit the order or the related artistic project.

  • Design wearing apparel

    Use analytical skills, creativity, and recognise future trends in order to design wearing apparel.

Optional knowledge and skills

embroider fabrics decorate textile articles 3d body scanning technologies analyse scanned data of the body coordinate manufacturing production activities manufacturing of children clothing sew textile-based articles apparel manufacturing technology marker making manufacturing of made-up textile articles distinguish fabrics history of fashion use textile technique for hand-made products evaluate garment quality manufacture wearing apparel products sew pieces of fabric grade patterns for wearing apparel operate computerised control systems pleat fabrics e-tailoring cad for garment manufacturing perform process control in the wearing apparel industry create patterns for garments manufacturing of wearing apparel manufacture personal protective equipment made of textile cut fabrics operate garment manufacturing machines make technical drawings of fashion pieces inspect wearing apparel products analyse supply chain strategies prepare production prototypes fabric spreading in the fashion industry draw sketches to develop textile articles using softwares use 3d scanners for clothing