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CASE STUDIES

Exclusive interviews with industry professionals from the UK, Italy and Spain who have made it into fashion - how they got there, what they do and their advice to you.

Carlo Galli, Designer and Boutique Owner, Italy

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``You need to have an eye for trends; photoshop and illustrator skills and you need to have an eye for colour.`` Laura Hastie, Print Designer, UK

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Carol Hsu, Designer, UK

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``My job involves trend research, shopping trips, getting inspiration from other cities, knowing what is going on in social media and blogs, and lots of meetings in the office. A critical path is essential to reach to the end.`` Liz Logue, Designer, UK

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``My job consists in making sure that all our garments are fit for purpose and are perfect for our clients.`` Toni Waller, Garment Technologist, UK

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``At school my teacher told me: ``There are more jobs in fashion than just design.`` Buying is exciting and changeable; I love working in a team, I love going to stores and seeing the products.`` Georgia Makin, Buying, UK

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``I am responsible for a budget; deciding how much we buy of each product, analysing sales and profits.`` Josie White, Merchandising, UK

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``I took a different route to my job; I started as a trainee buyer at 17 and worked my way up to becoming a buyer. Being a buyer you need to understand customer needs and make sure the products are fit for purpose.`` Kate Putnam, Buying, UK

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``To work as a fashion editor you need writing ability, to have a curious mind, to be humble, to listen to people and to be a team player.`` Gabriele Verratti, Grazia Fashion Editor, Italy

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Cristina Canestri, Italy. ``I have worked in the fashion industry for the past 15 years``

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``I work a lot with numbers but I also work with designers and buyers; working within a team makes my job so much more interesting.`` Vicky Davis, Merchandising, UK

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``I have been working in the fashion industry for more than 30 years`` Gabriel Azkoitia, Bilbao, Spain

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Maitane Gallarraga, Fashion Designer, Bilbao, Spain

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Isabel Hormaechea, Manager and Creative Director of her own brand, Bilbao, Spain

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``As a Product Developer I turn the initial design ideas into final garments``, Holly Luckwell, UK

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