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Careers in Fashion

  1. 1. Careers in Fashion Christine Tsui China Global Careers
  2. 2. What do you know about the city of Shanghai?
  3. 3. Shanghai has the largest population in China. Guess the number?
  4. 4. Shanghai
  5. 5. Let’s learn to speak the Shanghai dialect! Nong Hao, wu the Christine. Hello, I am Christine.
  6. 6. Famous Shanghainese Food Sheng Jian Xiao Longbao
  7. 7. The Chinese Wedding • Notice what the similarities and/or differences between Chinese weddings and American weddings.
  8. 8. The Chinese wedding: A big feast
  9. 9. The Chinese Wedding: Wedding dress #1 (at the beginning of the ceremony)
  10. 10. The Chinese Wedding: Wedding dress #2 – Qipao (during the feast)
  11. 11. The Chinese Wedding: Wedding dress #3 – a suit (at the end of the ceremony)
  12. 12. The Chinese Wedding: Bride lights cigarettes for all the men
  13. 13. The Chinese Wedding: Groom toasts with all of the guests.
  14. 14. Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) • Jan 31st 2014 is the first day of Chinese New Year. • Each year it changes because it’s based on the lunar calendar. • We celebrate for 7-9 days!
  15. 15. Worked in clothing for 15 years Studying Fashion Culture/History at Parsons About Me Travelled to 35 countries Tai Chi Boxing
  16. 16. What do we do in Fashion? 1) Research the trend
  17. 17. What do we do in Fashion? 2) Design the collections.
  18. 18. What do we do in Fashion? 3) Fashion buyers place orders for shops.
  19. 19. What do we do in Fashion? 4) Sell and ship products to stores and major retailers.
  20. 20. What skills does a fashion designer have?  Good observation skills.  Thinks innovatively.  Understands people.
  21. 21. Activity Design a set of clothes for yourself, your friends, or or ANYONE you like to design for. Think about…         Age? Gender? Cultural background? What TYPE of clothes? (Dress? Jacket? Pants? T-shirts? Coat...) What materials? (Wool, cotton, linen, polyester…) What price range? What season? (Spring? Summer? Fall? Winter?) On what occasions would you wear these clothes? (Go to school? Visit friends? Travel? Sports? Party?)
  22. 22. Activity You can do the following options: If you like to draw – sketch out some designs. If you like to brainstorm – envision the type of brand / clothes you want to create. Jot down some notes. If you like to sell – partner up with a Designer and help them figure out where to distribute their line.
  23. 23. Example • • • • • • • • Age? Gender? Cultural background? What TYPE of clothes? What materials? What price range? What season? On what occasions would you wear these clothes?

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