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Fashion events never go out of style and the UK is home to an incredibly vibrant industry with many leading brands calling London home.

A Day In The Life Of A Fashion Event Planner

You’re probably already aware that there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ day for an event planner, but this can be even more true for a fashion event manager! In the run-up to events, as well as event days themselves, you can expect to work long hours – as well as spending time traveling.

Across each day, you can expect to use these skills to help you dress your event (and your career) for success:

  • Strong Communication Skills – both written and verbal, being clear and concise is essential to productivity.
  • Organisation – fashion events can involve hundreds of individuals and companies, organisation skills are paramount.
  • Creativity –every day and every fashion event you’re involved in will both challenge and inspire your creativity.
  • Observation – From backdrop, to schedule, to front-of-event flair, every day will bring some detail which will need to be developed, delegated and redesigned to support the style and ethos of the whole event.

If your closet of competencies is looking a little threadbare, our courses can really help you get suited and booted for this new career.

Getting Into Fashion Event Planning

As well as being an industry which is all about design, creativity, and inspiration, the fashion industry is also very much about marketing: those shows aren’t just for displaying designers’ creativity, they’re also about selling the designs, ideas, and garments and accessories.

Taking an event management qualification which includes a strong element of professional marketing is an essential to help break into this industry. All Event Academy qualifications are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).  This can make a real difference to prospective employers when it comes to putting yourself in the spotlight of the highly competitive world of fashion events.

Whether you’re switching careers, improving your current event management skills or starting out with event management, we have courses which can fit flexibly with what you need: such as online study, or full/part-time learning here with us in London. You can also study at whichever level suits you:

  • Foundation – an intensive, level 3 qualification to introduce you to the events industry.
  • Diploma – a level 4 certified qualification covering everything you need to know about the fundamentals of event management – and then some!
  • Postgraduate – a level 7 qualification with an initial 3 months of learning, volunteering and practice, followed by optional 3 months of work placement.
  • Degree-alternative – progressing from level 3 to level 7, this combination of our Foundation, Diploma and Postgraduate courses is around a third of the cost and time of a traditional degree course and offers live event management, optional work placement and individual mentoring.

Career Opportunities

When it comes to opportunities for working with big brands, the fashion industry really has it covered! From working with designers, such as Dior, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Valentino or Gucci, to working with top fashion agencies like Blonstein and INCA on the delivery of new fashion lines, or working with brands like Swarovski and Vogue – the world of fashion is extremely eventful and global.

Fashion Event Planners are often brought in to support brand retailers, corporations and charities in organising and delivering fashion events to launch new lines and products, create brand and message engagement, offer awards and rewards, and to raise money.

Fashion event roles are available across the world, so being willing to travel as an event planner can really widen your prospects when it comes to making a career out of fashion event management.

Competition is rife for fashion roles. Having an events qualification which includes industry-respected CIM accreditation can really help your CV to stand out when it comes to finding the right career opportunity.

Our Expert Lecturers

At Event Academy, we’re all about learning through experience. Our lecturers are event industry experts, delivering live events as well as lecturing for us, so you can learn through their experiences too.

Our lecturers offer their own areas of expertise – so if you’re looking to become a fashion event planner, you’ll be learning from those who have a flair for fashion and can deliver event designs which match the glamour demanded in this very creative area of events:

  • Josef Jammerbund – Josef’s not only an active Events Director, his amazing events career has included being Head of Events at the British Fashion Council, which included producing London Fashion Week and The Fashion Awards. So, it’s safe to say that if you’re keen to learn about fashion events, then Josef’s inspirational lectures are the place to be!
  • Jonathan Price – as the very busy MD of his own highly-respected events company, Event Producer Jonathan works within the heart of the event industry and brings his experience directly to his incredibly popular lectures on all aspects of live event production, including fashion shows. His theatrical background and experience of working in London’s West End mean he has plenty of anecdotes to share and working examples of how to not just talk the talk, but walk the (cat) walk when it comes to fashion events!

Our lecturers don’t just stand up and tell you all about it, many also involve you, with on-site visits to in-progress events they’re working on.  This will have a real impact both on your learning experience and your professional experience, as alumni Hayley found on her Postgraduate course:

“It’s brilliant to see how the lecturers actually work when they are on site.”

Our courses include this level of immersion with the work of professional event managers.  The experiential basis for all of our learning content will enhance your knowledge, practice, network, opportunities, and prospects when it comes to stepping out into fashion events.

Can’t find a sector or unsure which suits you best? We are here to help.

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