To be a fashion designer, you will need to have a good eye for colour and shape. You’ll need skills like pattern cutting and sewing. You’ll also need to able to spot trends.
Fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges. As a fashion designer, you could work in high fashion or designer ready-to-wear fashion. You could also work in high street fashion. You would often specialise in particular types of clothing - for example in men’s, children’s or sportswear. If you love being creative and you are passionate about fashion, this job could be perfect for you.
you will usually work for high street retailers or independent fashion houses. Once you have developed the skills you need to be a successful fashion designer, you can progress to positions such as senior designer, head of a department (for example head of women's wear design) or design director.
you would often work long hours and weekends in order to meet deadlines, for example at the launch of a new collection.
where you can go:
NZ Academy of fashion Auckland,
Design & Arts college of NZ Christchurch & Auckland
& Christchurch CPIT
drawing and design,