China industry spotlight: Fashion Design
Chanel, Gucci, Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Dior, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Chloe, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Bulgari and the list goes on and on. If you are even slightly familiar with any of the above name brands, you are probably a good fit for an internship in the ever-changing world of fashion!
The world capitals of fashion are Paris, Milan, New York City and now London. However, the clothes sold in these Western cities are often mass-produced in Asia. As a result, the fashion industry has a hard time regulating knock-offs from being sold in Asia.
Yet for those in the West, legit high fashion is something that can be seen everywhere from billboards to the well-off walking on the street. The industry has come a long way from Adam & Eve’s use of fig leaves. Fashion is now also an art form which can also be seen in designs by haute couture designers.
Reality TV has also picked up the fashion bug with shows about models wanting to break into the industry, celebrity stylists dressing their clients or about fashion designers competing in a fierce environment.
As the standard of living in China increases, fashion is becoming more important in the minds of China’s youth. Famous Chinese people are seen wearing the latest styles and most expensive brands and China is starting to develop more of its own top fashion brands. With the number of people in China, there is a great opportunity for Chinese brands to thrive. There is also the opportunity for many new designers to come from China and dominate the industry.
Gi2C Group can help you find a fashion internship and learn more about China’s unique culture along the way with an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Internships are the perfect opportunity to test different industries and company environments to learn about what type of career best suits you.
- Social media
- Copy writing and editing
- Admin duties
- Photo shoot assistance
- Tracking samples
- Assisting with models
- Tracking fashion industry trends
- Assisting with material purchases and clothing sales
Experience and qualifications
Preferably a graduate with a Bachelors in fashion design or an undergraduate currently pursuing a degree in fashion marketing or business. Some familiarity with fashion brands and fashion icons is helpful. Interns should be hard-working and willing to step in as needed.