Mathilde, a clothing designer and entrepreneur, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that she loves seeing a customer happy with her clothing that they are wearing, but running her own business can be very difficult because she has a lot to juggle and must work very long hours. She is hoping that her load will lighten once her business becomes more established.
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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