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International Jobs in Fashion

Introduction

Fashion other than being a thriving industry from the consumer aspect is also thriving from the aspect of getting a job. With the onslaught of millions of customers, designers and retail stores the fashion industry is an excellent place for to work. The jobs are interesting and colorful, mostly, every woman’s dream. All jobs fashions are however, not for women, there are a suitable number of jobs available for men as well. Not only jobs there are opportunities for budding designers and other fashion graduates to get internships with the world’s biggest retail brands. All jobs fashion, are not necessarily designing oriented several jobs related to fashion merchandising are also available.

History

Fashion has been an integral part of life since the early ages. Initially in the middle ages the biggest fashion consumers were the elite like the kings and queens and the nobility. Often they would have their own seamstresses but they used to be anonymous. Fashion as a business developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. The first designer was Charles Fredrick Worth; he not only stitched dresses but also designed dresses in a way much like modern designers today. However, unlike most popular brands today he employed anonymous seamstresses. These were the first jobs in the fashion industry. Today in jobs fashion the field is more diverse, ranging from designing to sewing, merchandising etc.

Features

International jobs in fashion include a lot of travelling. Most jobs are offered in the big fashion centers like New York City, Paris, and Milan etc. In terms of best international jobs these can be offered anywhere, most coveted being Paris, Milan and Tokyo. Often in jobs fashion a person is given a specialist area like menswear or children’s wear to concentrate on. In the international market the opportunities are vast, one can work on haute couture, designer ready-to-wear and high street fashion, as per the demands of the international market. Merchandisers plan and develop strategies to sell products. Apart from having the standard merchandiser’s skills of good math, analytical skills and retail experience an international merchandiser needs to have the relevant communication skills, i.e. they should be able to communicate readily in the native tongue of whichever country they are working in. Graphic designers have to visually communicate with their clients. In order to do this it is necessary that the clients are aware of the country’s culture, social norms so they can effectively market their products. Area managers need to split their capabilities over a huge are, over a number of outlets. It’s necessary for them to be able to multi task and know how to do a number of jobs.

Tips and comments

Jobs fashion, are often difficult to secure especially in the international arena. It is necessary that you are clear where you want to work and what you want to do for starters. Moreover knowing the place you place you want to work in is important, i.e. the culture of the country etc. last of all for securing a job it is necessary for you to be confident in yourself.

By Sultan Khan, published at 02/29/2012
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