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Confidence growing in graduate fashion job market
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Creative Industries: arts and design
Fashion students who are now trying to find themselves a graduate job are facing a tough time at the moment, but prospects are improving, according to one industry figure.
British Fashion Council chief executive Simon Ward spoke to the Guardian about the current state of the graduate job market within the creative industries and claimed that firms are expanding again.
He added that even if fashion graduates find themselves in a more technical job than they would prefer then they must look at it as vital experience which can be implemented in the future.
"Because there has been a lack of opportunities, many design graduates have been forced to take technical jobs, like pattern-cutting ... [but] every great designer is either a pattern-cutter or needs a great pattern-cutter," he told the newspaper.
Many young designers tried to get noticed with the aim of getting a graduate job at the New Designers creative fair in London recently, the Independent reported.