Mathilde, a clothing designer and entrepreneur, spends her typical day choosing fabric, designing garments, and making clothing samples. She contracts several seamstresses to create her garments, as well as a pattern maker and a printer. She was studying medicine and creating art on the side, but she decided to utilize her prints in fashion designs. She tells us that she never realized how much physical labor was involved in this kind of work, which can be quite taxing.
Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.
Long-term on-the-job training
Fashion designers often gain their initial experience in the fashion industry through internships or by working as an assistant designer. Internships provide aspiring fashion designers an opportunity to experience the design process, building their knowledge of textiles, colors, and how the industry works.
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