The Unusual Careers Of The Fashion Industry

Even just the idea of working in the fashion industry sounds glamorous. Thankfully, the industry has grown enormously and nowadays fashion isn’t just about models and designers anymore. It needs people with all kinds of skills. The typical fashion jobs that we all know about can be easily found using online search resources, however, due to the highly saturated fashion industry job market in the UK and the growing importance of fashion in smaller areas, it may turn out to be a better idea to look for a job in smaller cities with developing fashion scenes, like Derby for example. If, on the other hand, getting a job in the big city is your priority, look into the unusual careers explored below.

Fashion Design Consultant for TV and Movies

Nowadays, costumes and props hold even more power in television series and movies. Due to high-definition screens and an audience that can take their opinion to Twitter if a costume looks as if it is from the 1800s when it should actually be from 1700s, the detail-oriented work of fashion design consultants is crucial.

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Professional Closet Organiser

Have you ever color coordinated your closet or rearranged your items so it just makes more sense when you go to pick out an outfit? Imagine doing this, but on a huge scale.

Print Approver

For the creative types with a keen sense of style, being a print approver is a great option. Print approver develop print fabrics and ensure they flatter the silhouette of a piece or collection.

Christmas Display Production Specialist

Department stores are now considering Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year, which is why elaborate displays and a lot of planning goes into preparing for the holiday season. Production specialists are hired to focus on only one project: Christmas displays.

Fashion Florist

A lot of hard work goes into every last detail of photo-shoots and runway shows, right down to how many and which flowers are used. Whether you have a green thumb or not, if you know your flowers and love fashion, it could be your sweet spot to earning your way into the fashion industry as a fashion florist.

Though these jobs may seem a bit unusual, specializing in what you love outside of fashion can be just what it takes to land a job in the fashion industry.

Written in collaboration with M.D


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  1. January 31, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    These are different ways of earning as a fashion designer .Definitely useful.

  2. January 31, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Oooh these all sound like really interesting jobs, I’d love to be a Christmas display specialist or a wardrobe organiser! xo

  3. fashion-mommy
    January 30, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    The idea of being a specialist in Christmas displays is just so brilliant, would love to do that.

  4. Ance
    January 29, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    All of them sound like an interesting careers of the fashion Industry.So many different jobs and very creative!!

  5. Kristina A
    January 29, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I’d love to do some professional closet organization, sounds like such a blast and in the process you can fish in someone else’s wardrobe with your eyes. I can understand the Christmas display specialist need because Christmas is very lucrative for those in business. A good display can really make the difference in sales. This was a cool read, thanks for sharing.

  6. January 29, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    So many options, I remember playing with Girls World and planning my fashion designing life way back when. I could do with employing a closet organiser x

  7. January 29, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Professional Closet Organiser sounds like a fun job! I think I would really enjoy it.

  8. francesca
    January 29, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    When I was a little girl I’d spend hours drawing my own fashion designs its all I ever wanted to do… After become a famous pop star like britney obvs!!

  9. January 29, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Some of these jobs sound amazing, my daughters would fit in well with colour coordination she organises her clothes like that

  10. January 29, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I think it would be amazing to be a fashion design consultant, especially if your doing a period drama set in the Tudor era-my fave!

  11. Rose Mont
    January 29, 2017 / 3:01 am

    I think working in the fashion industry would be fun. Each day would be different. I know it would be fast paced and I like that challenge.

  12. January 29, 2017 / 12:43 am

    This is so interesting. I wouldn’t do well in the fashion industry. I just don’t get fashion enough. I’m all about comfy clothes.

  13. January 28, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    wow so many different jobs in fashion its perfect for anyone who wants to work in fashion and
    are creative

  14. L. C. @ A Life of Authenticity
    January 28, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I didn’t give much thought to the multiple job opportunities there are for people in the fashion industry. I sometimes I wish I were that talented or more importantly could afford a personal shopper and designer to dress me for major events!

  15. My Thrifty Mom
    January 28, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Wow I never knew there are so many jobs in the fashion industry. I think if you are very creative and all it won’t be a probleb.

  16. January 28, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I never knew there were so many jobs in fashion! x

  17. Rashida Thompson
    January 28, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    I can see how there’s so much versatility in the fashion industry. Seems like you can really pave your own way to a career.

  18. Ola Broom
    January 28, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Who knew fashion was so versatile? This story was a really eye opener for me.

  19. January 28, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    some really interesting careers I guess I had never thought of but yes I guess they all work in different sectors, must be amazing to be so creative

  20. Shivonstyle
    January 28, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Love love love this post! As someone looking to get into the fashion industry this was such an interesting read. Looking forward to more posts from you!

  21. Chanelle
    January 28, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I am my own self a professional closet organizer! And just a very organized person in general

  22. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 27, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    These do sound really interesting. I do like the sound of the christmas display production specialist

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:01 am

      It sounds fun doesn’t it

  23. Joanna
    January 27, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I never knew that there are so many different fashion job roles out there. An interesting read I don’t think I’d be any good working in fashion though.

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:01 am

      I didn’t even prior to this collaboration

  24. Rachel George
    January 27, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    As someone who can’t even organise her own closet well, I don’t think I would be much use but I love the job title! I had no idea there were so many roles in fashion.

  25. HackingParenthood
    January 27, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Fashion industry is really a place for everyone. I studied fashion in uni and just loved how many options of work there was. Nice article!

    • January 28, 2017 / 8:00 am

      Glad to hear it, I didn’t know much about opportunities available in fashion industry outside the well known positions

  26. January 27, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I think I would be such a good closet organiser! I have OCD, everything in my wardrobe is ridiculously organised.

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Oooh this would solve perfect for you then

  27. January 27, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I would love to organise closets, what a great job that would be, and the christmas display production specialist x

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:59 am

      I think it would totally be fun if you’re an organiser kind of person for sure

  28. Jo Wiggins
    January 27, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I’ve never heard of a Professional Closet Organiser before but now I really want to be one x

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Hahaha you and me both, but then again having watched the devil wears prada I can believe it exists

  29. Laura
    January 27, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I love that there’s so many different careers out there other than the standard ones that everyone thinks of. Definitely something for everyone who is interested in fashion xxx

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Exactly, the majority of us never considered these other jobs before

  30. January 27, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I think it would be great fun to be a Christmas Display Production Specialist and being a Professional Closet Organizer would be fun as well. I could see myself enjoying most of these jobs actually!

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:57 am

      Christmas display I think I can give my hand to that too

  31. January 27, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    I’d love to choose clothing and items for TV shows and movies as I think that would be such a fun job x

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:57 am

      I am clueless in that regard lol but sounds like one fun position

  32. Gareth Torrance
    January 27, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    I think the most interesting sounding job title there is the Print Approver, personally 🙂

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Hahaha it does sound interesting doesn’t it

  33. January 27, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    I would have such fun organising closets wish it was simple to find such a job though x

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:56 am

      I know the feeling, applying for it or even knowing about the position I think would be the hard part

  34. Kira L Curtis
    January 27, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I would love to be a closet organiser! Not really that great with other fashion related things but I can organise!

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:55 am

      I think that’s a good one, if you’re an organiser kind of person then it would be perfect

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