Six Fashion Careers of the Future
Industry website Business of Fashion reports on six careers in fashion that expect to see major growth. FIDM's Career Network is the online portal for students and alumni to access thousands of potential employers.
A 3D Print Engineer bridges the technological aspects of the industry with the creative. Trend forecasters see more upscale brands needing this expertise to execute intricate designs.
A Consumer Psychologist consults with global brands to better understand consumer backgrounds, behavior and preferences.
A Data Scientist is a must for online aggregators like Lyst. The position provides data driven insight about consumer behavior.
Fabric Research & Development. "Materials are the heart of the industry," says Peter Logan of Lululemon. Expertise in new materials and how they relate to style, performance, and sustainability is a key factor in great design.
Sustainability Expert. "There's a recognized need for sustainability, especially if you're a large business," says Rachel Cantu of Patagonia. Expect mass labels like Gap, Adidas, Kering to pay more attention.
Personal Stylist. Thread and Stitchfix are current examples of the trend to help consumers navigate an increasingly complex retail landscape with styling advice.