July 17, 2024

Position: Fashion Designer
• Location: SunningHill
• Salary: Market Related
• Closing Date: 01 June 2025

A career in fashion design requires a blend of education, skill development, practical experience, and personal dedication. Building a strong portfolio, gaining industry experience through internships, and continuously honing your craft are essential steps towards becoming a successful fashion designer.

Requirements:
Matric
• A basic educational foundation is necessary. Courses in art, design, and sewing can be particularly beneficial.
Bachelor’s degree
• Most fashion designers have a bachelor’s degree in fashion design or a related field. This provides comprehensive training in various aspects of fashion, including design principles, textiles, pattern making, and fashion history.
• Reputable fashion schools and universities offer specialized programs in fashion design. Examples include the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons School of Design, and Central Saint Martins.

Creativity and Artistic Skills:
• Strong sense of aesthetics and an eye for colour, texture, and form.
• Ability to sketch designs and conceptualize ideas.
Technical Skills:
• Proficiency in sewing, pattern making, and draping.
• Knowledge of garment construction and textiles.
Attention to Detail:
• Precision in creating and modifying patterns and designs.
• Keen attention to trends and customer preferences.

Business Acumen:
• Understanding of marketing, sales, and retail principles.
• Ability to manage a fashion business, including budgeting and sourcing materials.

Communication and Collaboration:
• Effective communication skills for working with clients, suppliers, and team members.

Practical Experience:
Internships and Experience:
• Internships with established fashion houses or designers provide hands-on experience and industry connections.
• Part-time jobs or freelance work in fashion-related fields can also be valuable.

Portfolio Development:
• A strong portfolio showcasing your designs and technical skills is crucial. This should include sketches, photographs of completed garments, and examples of any computer aided. Designs.

Industry Knowledge.
Staying Updated:
• Keeping abreast of the latest fashion trends, industry news, and technological advancements in textiles and design software.
Networking:
• Building relationships with industry professionals through events, fashion shows, and social media.

Personal Qualities.
Passion and Perseverance:
• A genuine passion for fashion and a strong drive to succeed despite the competitive nature of the industry.
• Adaptability and Open-mindedness:
• Willingness to adapt to changing trends and consumer preferences.
• Openness to feedback and continuous learning.

Optional Advanced Qualifications
Master’s Degree or Specialized Courses:
• Some designers choose to pursue further education in specialized areas such as luxury fashion, sustainable fashion, or fashion business management.

Kindly email to the following email address: recruitment@khano.co.za
SUBJECT TITLE: Fashion Designer – Sunninghill

If you have not heard from us regarding this vacancy 2 weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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