Now that is a difficult question to answer as I am no designer myself, but by writing this post i am hoping that feedback will educate us all. For many, becoming an African fashion designer is a lifelong dream. Despite the glamorous reputation, fashion design is no walk in the park; one must do their research well before making this career move. Anyway, A few weeks ago I received three emails from young people who are about to make a life changing decision of what course to study at college as they are thinking on the line of fashion, Art and design. They all had one question in mind “Are African Fashion designer’s really making money as it seems”?
Despite the misconception that only those who graduate from fashion schools can make it big in this highly lucrative and competitive field, many fashion designers literally work their way up and for many they were inspired/trained by family/friends and others it is just pure talent. Although I have no idea of how much designers make, earnings in fashion design can vary widely based on years of experience. Starting salaries in fashion design tend to be very low until designers are established in the industry that’s about how much we know about this subject area. But if you are thinking about Starting a business in fashion or beauty we advise that you read around and speak to others already established in the field or perhaps apply for voluntary placement or speak to you local career advisor. Share your viewS/opinion here!!
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