Fashion designers design clothes for designer labels or
for the mass production clothing industries. They may
also design accessories, footwear, sportswear or
millinery. Only a small minority of designers work for
haute couture firms (which design one-off garments for
individual customers) or produce their own collections.
Most work as commercial designers for clothing
manufacturers, producing designs for the mass market.
Designers usual produce designs for two seasons
ahead, collaborating with other staff such as buyers and
forecasters. The design process involves...more