Apply fashion trends to footwear and leather goods

Description

Be able to stay up to date on the latest styles, attending fashion shows and review fashion/clothing magazines and manuals, analysing the past and present fashion trends in areas such as footwear, leather goods and clothing market. Use analytical thinking and creative models to apply and to interpret in a systematic way the upcoming trends in terms of fashion and life styles.

Alternative labels

apply fashion trends to leather goods
stay up-to-date with fashion trends in footwear and leather goods
stay up-to-date with fashion trends in footwear and leatherwear
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stay up-to-date with fashion trends in clothing
study fashion trends and consumer preferences
apply fashion trends to footwear and leatherwear
study fashion trends

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply fashion trends to footwear and leather goods is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Shoe and leather accessories shop manager: Shoe and leather accessories shop managers assume responsibility for activities and staff in specialised shops.
Footwear designer: Footwear designers perform fashion trends analysis, forecasting and market research, create footwear concepts and build collection lines by operating mood or concept boards, colour palettes, materials, drawings and sketches etc. They conduct the sampling process, make footwear prototypes and samples for presentations aimed to promoting the footwear concepts and collections. They identify the range of materials and components, define the design specifications by collaborating with the technical team and review the footwear samples, prototypes, and collections.
Bespoke footwear technician: Bespoke footwear technicians perform activities in small production environments (e.g. workshops) where footwear is typically custom-made. They design, prepare, cut and sew, assemble and finish custom made footwear.
Footwear product developer: Footwear product developers provide interface between design and production. They engineer the footwear prototypes previously created by designers. They select, design or re-design lasts and footwear components, make patterns for uppers, linings and bottom components, and produce technical drawings for a various range of tools (e.g. cutting dies, mould, etc.). They also produce and evaluate footwear prototypes, grade and produce sizing samples, perform required tests for samples and confirm the customer’s qualitative and pricing constraints.
Shoe and leather accessories specialised seller: Shoe and leather accessories specialised sellers sell footwear in specialised shops.
Clothing shop manager: Clothing shop managers assume responsibility for activities and staff in specialised shops.
Leather goods designer: Leather goods designers are in charge of the creative process of leather goods. They perform fashion trends analysis, accompany market researches and forecast needs, plan and develop collections, create concepts and build the collection lines. They additionally conduct the sampling, create prototypes or samples for presentation and promote concepts and collections. During the collection development, they define the mood and the concept board, the colour palettes, the materials, produce drawings and sketches. Leather goods designers identify the range of materials and components and define the design specifications. They collaborate with the technical team.
Leather goods product development manager: Leather goods product development managers coordinate the leather goods design and product development process in order to comply with marketing specifications, deadlines, strategic requirements and policies of the company. They communicate and collaborate with other cross functional teams or professionals involved in leather goods production, such as logistics and marketing, costing, planning, production and quality assurance. They are responsible for the leather goods product collections development which involve activities such as tracking style development, reviewing design specification in order to meet the design vision, the manufacturing environment, and the rent-ability of the companies.
Costume designer: Costume designers develop a costume design concept for a performance, a movie or a television program. They supervise the execution of it. Their work is based on research and artistic vision. Their design is influenced by and influences other designs and must be conform with these designs and the overall artistic vision. Therefore, the designers work closely with artistic directors, operators and the artistic team. Costume designers develop sketches, design drawings, patterns or other documentation to support the workshop and performance crew.
 
Leather goods product developer: Leather goods product developers perform and interface between design and actual production. They analyse and study designer’s specifications and transform them into technical requirements, updating concepts to manufacturing lines, selecting or even designing components and selecting materials. Leather goods product developers also perform the pattern engineering meaning to make patterns manually, produce technical drawings for various range of tools, specially cutting. They evaluate prototypes, performing required tests for samples and confirming the customer’s quality requirements and pricing constrains.
Personal stylist: Personal stylists assist their clients in making fashion choices. They advise on the latest fashion trends in clothing, jewellery and accessories and help their clients choose the right outfit, depending on the type of social event, their tastes and body types. Personal stylists teach their clients how to make decisions regarding their overall appearance and image.
Footwear product development manager: Footwear product development managers coordinate the footwear design and the product and collection development process in order to comply with design specifications, deadlines, strategic requirements and policies of the company. They track style development and review design specification in order to meet the design vision, the manufacturing environment, and the company’s financial goals.
Personal shopper: Personal shoppers assist their individual clients in selecting and buying clothing items and other goods such as gifts, according to their personal tastes, desires and style.

Optional skill

Apply fashion trends to footwear and leather goods is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Specialised seller: Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.

 


 

References

  1. Apply fashion trends to footwear and leather goods – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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