Fashion Coordinators

Fashion Coordinator Adjusts Dress on Mannequin

Fashion coordinators produce fashion shows and other promotional vehicles for companies and designers. Some are responsible for a particular department, for example, men's apparel, while others may be responsible for the promotion of the entire apparel and accessories line. The majority of these workers are employed by design firms, retail corporations, and apparel centers. Some fashion coordinators work in the entertainment industry.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Produce and manage fashion shows and other promotional events for companies and designers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Most opportunities exist in urban areas (especially fashion meccas such as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles)
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Several years' experience in general fashion, merchandising, or sales
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Product Developer or Fashion Forecaster
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Stylist, or Assistant Fashion Coordinator, or Fashion Buyer
  • Retail Sales Associate or Manager

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