Visualizing a designing idea/concept as per the current trend analysis, sketching rough and detailed drawings of design using computer-aided designs (CAD) or by hands, and mentioning the specifications like color combination, use of fabric, material type, process of details designing, and accessory requirements for further reference
Directing the assistants involved in preparing rough samples of the design, coordinating their work in alignment to meet deadline, etc.
Examining the look of sample garments on models, making sure that the designed product matches the age, gender, style, and socioeconomic status of target consumers and modifying and redesigning the garments if need arises
Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of current and upcoming fashion trends, noticing the general trend in fabric, color scheme, and shape of the garment, predicting the later advancement in upcoming trends, and developing fashion range accordingly
Collaborating their work with other fashion designers, prospective buyers, and merchandisers for predicting the trends in near future, assembling designer team for carrying out the designing process, discussing designing ideas with boutique owners, sales and marketing representatives, and working on it accordingly
Preparing budget on garment designing using fabric, accessories, and other materials as per financial agreement and pricing the garments accordingly
Collaborating with buying outlets, boutiques, agents, and sales representatives for marketing purpose; organizing a sales meeting for it or displaying sample garments at a fashion show
Visiting textile showrooms for buying fabrics, new clothing items, and accessories for completing the designs as needed
Understanding the various aspects of designing techniques like layering, producing patterns using toiles and embellishments, etc., and selecting appropriate production techniques accordingly
Attending fashion shows for obtaining more knowledge on the latest trends and techniques in fashion designing, reviewing fashion magazines for obtaining more intricate knowledge on the same, etc.
Overseeing the production of garments, negotiating price range with suppliers and customers, and managing the other business activities like marketing, finance, and human resource management