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Careers in Fashion

Life Skills:

  • Employability

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.


Students will be able to identify careers related to the fashion industry.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Fashion Design Studio
Strand 2 Standard 3

Identify related careers (fashion designer, illustrator, etc.).

Career Connections:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashin Illustrator
  • Fabric Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Journalist

Student Worksheets

Background For Teachers:
Careers related to Fashion.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will identify careers related to the fashion industry of design, textiles, consumerism, and personal fashion.

Instructional Procedures:

Follow the lesson plan as outlined.

Motivator: Give each student a piece of paper, or have them take one out. Give the students 5 minutes to list as many careers related to the fashion industry as they can. When the time is up, have them count the careers on their list. Have the student with the most careers read their list

  1. Introduction about careers in the fashion industry.
  2. Pass out a career to each student. Each student will look up the information on the handout about the career given using the Internet or other resources available.
  3. Each student will stand and share their career with the class. Students will fill out the information about each career on the handout provided.


Web Sites

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Students can work with a partner, or put students in groups to present to the class.

Students can make a poster advertising the careers. Students can create a power point slide to put into a presentation for the class.

Invite a guest speaker to come and talk to the class about careers in fashion.

FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Talk about the programs offered at the school, or show a promotional video.

Assessment Plan:
Students will share their information with the class. Assessment will be made by having their handouts filled out completely.


  • Textbook: Fashion! by Mary Wolfe.
  • List of Careers (I received it through the FACS Listserve)

Robin Lewis

Created Date :
May 25 2012 18:19 PM