[My 4 Efforts to become a fashion merchandiser]
What Exactly is Fashion Merchandising ?
Before I introduce my effort to be a merchandiser, I will tell you the meaning of the fashion merchandiser and what is their main tasks.
Fashion merchandising is the promotion of apparel sales and involves all of the tasks necessary to deliver the clothing requests and meet the needs of potential customers and designers.
Fashion merchandising involves developing campaigns, displays and advertisements, directing manufacturing and marketing as well as creating sales strategies for the fashion industry or the retail environment.
And Here is my efforts to be a Fashion merchandiser.
1. Double major
I double majored the “Jewelry Fashion Design” to learn the background knowledge of fashion. I took the courses name Fashion Planning and Fashion Texture last semester.
Here is the Portfolio I made for assignments. I searched enormous amount of Information of Fashion trend 2016 to make Portfolio. Color trend, Fabric trend, Style, Accessories, etc…
I practiced Fashion illustration sketches every week. At First I started with practicing the sketch of eyes, hands, feets and ears and body.
And after that, I practiced to draw whole body sketches with eyes, hands based on last week sketch practices.
Next, I practiced coloring and details of fashion illustration. Here is the whole sketches that I draw during last semester.
Iam still practicing fashion illustration and Trend researches every weekend. I hope this effort help me getting closer to my goal; Fashion merchandiser.
Networking with fashion buyers, designers, boutique owners, and especially established fashion merchandisers by sending emails and even stopping by to speak with them with your information in hand can help your chances of interning with a great fashion company to gain some experience in fashion merchandising.
Iam trying to get chances of interning with a great fashion company to gain some Great experience.
4. Studying abroad
I think merchandiser need english communication skills and also need some business knowledges. So I decided to study abroad next semester(Exchange student in Switzerland). And Iam already admitted to a University of Lausanne in Switzerland. I will take courses economics and business in Univ of Lausanne.
Studying abroad in Switzerland will help me improve not only my english communication skills also my business knowledge.