The most requested fashion professions from the job market

Fashion companies are constantly looking for increasingly specialized young professionals.

Fashion companies are constantly looking for more and more specialized young professionals.

The fashion sector represents one of the distinctive features of Made in Italy and for our country fashion has always been a universally recognized and very important business card.

It is a sector that combines innovation and tradition in the best possible way.
Creative skills, technical qualities applied to materials and technological innovation are the peculiarities of Made in Italy that are appreciated by professionals and fashion experts.

The Fashion System lives on trends but is in contrast; in fact, it is an area that continues to drive the Tuscan economy, as confirmed by the data of the report of the Research Department of Istituto Modartech, which sees 87% of school graduates included in the job market only six months after the end of the study path (data 2018).
The fashion world is a complex sector, rich in different professional roles that contribute, in various ways, to its management and organization.

Fashion designer, cool hunters, but also pattern-makers and sketching designers, these are the most requested figures from companies operating in the fashion sector, constantly looking for increasingly specialized young professionals with ad hoc training and in-depth and up-to-date knowledge.

But what are the professions related to fashion to which young people can go? They are undoubtedly varied, and each of them has a different and peculiar role. In this post, we want to tell you which ones are specifically the most important.

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Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer is a designer who imagines, projects and designs fashion collections and complete outfits. A creative figure of excellence is the one who proposes the concept that inspires the collection; its main task is to create garments by choosing fabrics, yarns and possible accessories.
It is a professional figure able to combine creativity, knowledge of fashion and market trends, economic parameters, technical skills of the project and development of the fashion product.
The fashion designer can carry out his activities both as a freelancer and as a collaborator or employee of companies in the fashion industry.

Cool Hunter

The Cool Hunter, or Trend Researcher, is a relatively new professional figure, but certainly one of the great rise of the fashion system.
It is a professional who analyzes markets and society, observes and documents new trends, captures inspiring characteristics and provides insights, thus helping companies move in the right direction.
The trend researcher travels the world in search of new styles (shapes, materials, colors…) and provides creative, through the processing of photographic reportage (the trend books), hints, ideas, data on which design new lines of fashion products.

Pattern Maker

The apparel or shoes pattern maker is a highly sought after professional in the fashion industry; it is the link between the designer and the product. Its work consists of developing the creative models of the fashion designer. It is a designer who, using traditional tools and innovative technological programs (such as CAD), turns what the designer imagines into reality. The pattern maker is therefore a predominantly technical figure that realizes the model taking into consideration both the technical aspects of production and the creative indications of the designer.


Professional who works closely with stylists, editors and celebrities to enhance and enhance the garments of a collection in a fashion show, an advertising campaign or a promotional event, understanding the designer’s vision, communicating the soul of a garment and making aesthetic choices that can convey its distinctive style.

The fashion sector is experiencing profound transformations linked both to the advent of new markets and to the implementation of new tools available to brands. This increasingly focuses attention on the importance of training.

It is necessary to develop a broad knowledge of all the sectors of fashion and an in-depth specialization of the sector both in productive and commercial terms and in marketing. The acquisition of technical skills and specialist practices of the profession is also fundamental.

Istituto Modartech trains fashion figures carefully following the evolution of the market, anticipating their requests and thus structuring a training offer targeted also through a series of collaborations, realizing educational projects and internships that bring students into contact with the world of work.

Giorgio Armani Operation, Diesel, Fendi, Liu Jo, Gucci, Max Mara, Ferragamo, Piaggio, Bulgari, Ariete – Gruppo De Longhi, Valentino, Marina Rinaldi, Cafè Noir, Monnalisa are some of the brands with which the school has worked for years, involving students in a trial on the field immediately after they graduate.

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