The fashion world is one of the most glamorous out there, perhaps coming second only to showbiz. But then again, these two are largely coexistent, with each contributing largely to the other they’re almost parts of each other. That said, it means that fashion is one of the most desirable career paths, especially among growing children. The glitz of the catwalk and the excitement of the spotlight seems like a modern fairytale. As they grow up most give up on dreams of strutting the walkway, or even creating things that will be strutted. The ideology that the fashion world is a hard one and should be left to the few privileged ones is one of the most discouraging factors, with young people being urged by their advisors to go for more ‘safe’ careers.
What most people miss however is the fact that fashion is a multi-faceted area. It’s not all about Hollywood stars showing off your amazing designs on red carpets, or supermodels strutting in them in international fashion shows. Just like every other industry, fashion can cater for needs on every level. It’s quite possible to set up your fashion business in your home town and make a decent living out of it. This is not to imply that you should not go for the big guns. It’s to assure you that that’s not the only level at which a successful fashion career exists, and that it can be as ‘safe’ as any other choice you go for. To help you keep your dreams alive, let’s look at 5 reasons why you should choose a career in fashion.
It’s exciting and fast-paced
There are fewer industries that go through as much change as the fashion industry. Everything day is a new one, what you’re working on today and what you’ll find yourself working on the next week are likely to be very different things. This is thanks to fast changing trends that you’ll need to keep up with, whether you’re a designer, fashion blogger or whichever corner of the fashion world you decide to venture into. With a career in fashion, you’ll never fall into the monotony of doing the same thing every day for years as is the case with most modern jobs.
Allows you to express your creativity
Fashion is all about designing pieces and bringing them to life, making them wearable. It gives you the freedom to explore your creativity and come up with your own designs and makes. There are no rules about how you should create, and there’re no limitations.
People will always come looking for clothes, accessories, shoes and many other fashion related things. Working in the fashion industry, your goods will never run out of demand, so long as you’re careful enough to keep up with the trends. Or, as indicated above, bring on your own trends and offer people something unique. A career in fashion can start as simply as with mending and altering outfits for your friends, family and coworkers, or making accessories such as bracelets, necklaces or handbags and selling them. There’s so much to offer, it’s impossible that you don’t find your place in the fashion world.
Enables you to step out of your comfort zone
Managing to keep up with the rapidly evolving fashion industry is not for the faint hearted, or the lazy. It’s simple. If you don’t keep up, you lose relevancy and no one will be walking through your door. You’re forced to step out of your comfort zone and bring your best foot forward in order to face the challenges head on. With hard work, devotion and timely response to trends, your fashion career will never let you down.