Careers in Fashion Design
Being a designer is about more than beautiful clothes – get ready for liaising with marketers or production teams, and long hours pinning swathes of fabric or working on a sewing machine.
If you’ve got what it takes to make it in the fashion world, we’ll prepare you to be competitive in a highly competitive field.
Where can a career in fashion design take you?
Fashion is a multi-million dollar global business – designers are the most prominent figureheads, but they’re really just the tip of the iceberg.
Studying fashion design could be your first step to a successful career as a designer, joining an established brand or running your own label. Or, you may decide that your real passion lies in another area of the industry. Roles you might consider include:
Design room coordinator
What do employers look for in a fashion design graduate?
We’ll shape you to be an aesthetically aware conceptual thinker, and to realise your creative ideas through technical processes. Employers look for designers who are highly skilled in different garment construction techniques and systems, and who are familiar with industry expectations and standards.
If you have work experience, a portfolio that showcases your unique talent and diverse skills, references and samples of your work to show, you’re on the right track. We’ll help you along the way, but you’ll also need to use your own initiative.
Get industry insight with a fashion design internship
We have strong connections with the local and international fashion industries – we’re one of the few colleges with connections with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and you’ll have lots of opportunities to attend other industry events as well.
All bachelor’s degree students at Raffles are required to do an internship in the industry. You’ll get valuable hands-on experience, and the chance to make your first professional contacts.
Still unsure whether a career in fashion design is for you? Attend our fashion design workshops running during the school holidays.
Create a dazzling portfolio with help from our industry experts. A well-presented portfolio showcases your creative ability and can be the deciding factor when it comes to awarding places on popular degree paths.
You’ll see what best practice looks like in terms of sketches, design, mood boards, images and fabric research. You’ll be shown the fundamentals of a well-designed portfolio and have time to apply this knowledge to your own.
If you are interested in attending our fashion design workshop email: firstname.lastname@example.org