Fashion designers design new clothing lines and adapt design to current fashion trends. The job involves conceptual work, which includes research, sketching and development work, and the presentation of an idea indicates materials, colours, patterns and other aspects of clothing. Sketches of clothing and accessories are then used as a basis for tailoring. Prototypes are then made for clothes and the design is entered for production and presented in various ways.
As a fashion designer, you could work independently or in collaboration with others, such as tailors, seamstresses, stylists and agents. Those who work for larger companies can specialize in specific parts of the design process, such as material selection.