Fashion Magazine Jobs: Realize Your Visions in Clothing Design

by Fran Walker
Fashion School Review Columnist

March 29, 2006

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If you decide that your fashion career is in clothing design, it's worth considering where you would like to exhibit. Fashion magazine jobs and runway-based clothing designs require different approaches. In one, your audience is broad-based and distant. In the other, they are right beside you. Which would you choose?

Where Do You Want to Exhibit Your Clothing Designs?

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In a recent episode of Project Catwalk, the contestants had to produce clothing designs for an eye-catching photo shoot. It was interesting to see how some of the best outfits on the catwalk suffered due to badly chosen locations, and vice versa. It made me realize how different fashion careers can be, depending on where the clothing designs are presented.

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If you decide to focus your talent for clothing design into fashion magazine jobs, you will be working much more closely with the photographer than if you design for the catwalk or runway. You may get the chance to have a good deal more creative input, and your artistic talents will be tested as you combine setting with style. Digital photography means that you can experiment with setting and clothing design long before you start your fashion career. You may decide that fashion magazine jobs are not for you, or you may become more determined than ever to realize your vision.

What All Fashion Careers Have in Common

At fashion school, you will be given plenty of scope to decide where you visualize seeing your clothing designs. Any fashion career will mean irregular hours and hard work. But when you see your vision realized to perfection--on the runway or the page--you'll know that a fashion career was the right decision.


About the Author
Fran Walker is a freelance writer, editor and researcher specializing in educational, health, safety and domestic issues. Previously, she spent five years in marketing in the self-help, health and health and safety sectors before leaving to start a family

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