Considering a career in fashion? This exciting and dynamic industry presents a wide range of different possible career choices. But without being on the inside, it's difficult to determine exactly what a designer, textile manufacturer, wholesaler, illustrator, model, product developer, journalist, or retailer does. Fashion: The Industry and Its Careers is the introductory text that answers those questions. Students will learn what to expect on the job, the education and training required for each position, how to advance to a management career, how each job relates to the industry as a whole and prospects for the future. From product development to merchandising, public relations, and trend forecasting, this book is a thorough and informative exploration of fashion careers across the board.