The Fashion Industry and Its Careers An Introduction

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/12/2015
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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The Fashion Industry and Its Careers, 3rd Edition, offers an exploration of the fashion industry - from raw materials to marketing to the ultimate consumer - and explores fashion careers across the board. For each career covered, readers will learn about what to expect on the job, required education and training, and the relationship of the role to the industry as a whole. The third edition is fully updated with recent developments in technology, world economics and globalization and effects on industry sectors and career opportunities. Through current, applied industry information and personal assessments throughout, students gain a critical understanding of what careers match their aptitudes, skill sets, and interests - and how to begin down a path to a successful career in the fashion industry.

New to this edition:

-In-depth job descriptions for a wider range of careers expanded to include Marketing Director, Product Marketing Manager, Brand Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Manager, Web Site Marketing Personnel, Creative Art Director, Copy Writer, Customer Service and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Staff in Chapter 9; and Digital Media Artist, Graphic Designer, Fashion Journalist, and Fashion Blogger in Chapter 12.
-New Profiles are presented at the conclusion of chapters-from young executives and entrepreneurs, such as freelance trend forecaster and fashion entrepreneur Erin Burke (Chapter 11), Marivi Avalos Monarrez, Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director for Asia at Fashionbi (Chapter 9), and Mandy Raines-Cordia, Women's Contemporary Apparel Buyer for Zappos.com (Chapter 10); to legends and true teachers, like David Wolfe, Creative Director of The Doneger Group (Chapter 1), fashion journalist Robin Givhan (Chapter 12), and fashion educator Dr. Catherine Amoroso Leslie at Kent State University (Chapter 14).
-Organizational changes to the unit structure align the content with current industry practice and emphasize career areas with the greatest growth potential. New Chapter 12 familiarizes readers with the growing career sector of digital media and visual communication.
-A fully updated photo program contains more than 75 new photographs and a 16-page color insert of all-new full color images.
-Social Media Strikes boxes interspersed throughout the text explore how social media trends are integrated into the various levels of the industry and describe the impact of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked In, and more.
-Case Studies in Career Exploration showcase profiles of companies, interviews with individuals, industry scenarios, and insider tips
-The Job Search boxes feature sample advertisements for actual positions in fields discussed within each chapter

Author Biography

Michele M. Granger is a Full Professor in the Fashion and Interior Design Department, College of Business Administration, at Missouri State University, USA. She has authored seven textbooks including The Fashion Intern, 2nd Edition (Fairchild Books, 2010) and Fashion Entrepreneurship, 2nd Edition (Fairchild Books, 2011). In addition to academics, Granger has worked in the industry as a buyer, manufacturer's representative, specialty store owner, and currently as a presenter and consultant.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Careers in Raw Materials, Merchandising, and Manufacturing
CH 1 Trend Forecasting
CH 2 Textile Design and Development
CH 3 Sourcing and Production
CH 4 Promotion
CH 5 Sales, Finance, and Accounting
UNIT 2: Careers in Fashion Design and Product Development
CH 6 Designing Apparel and Accessories for the Manufacturer
CH 7 Technical Design and Pattern Development
CH 8 Styling for the Manufacturer
CH 9 Product Development by the Manufacturer and Retailer
UNIT 3: Careers in in Fashion Retailing
CH 10 Promotion in Retailing
CH 11 Merchandising for the Retailer
CH 12 Management for the Retailer
UNIT 4: Careers in the Ancillary Businesses
CH 13 Digital Media and Communication
CH 14 Fashion Styling, Photography, and Costume Design
CH 15 Fashion Scholarship and Curation
CH 16 Interior Design, Retail Design, and Visual Merchandising
CH 17 Beauty, Spa, and Wellness

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