Blanche Macdonald
Fashion Design School Career Services

Fashion: Career Services

Dozens of creative and challenging entry-level career positions are available to our Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design graduates. The following is a sampling of some of the career opportunities in the fashion industry. 

Assistant Designer
Boutique Owner
Department Manager
Fabric Stylist
Fashion Advisor
Fashion Blogger
Fashion Commentator
Fashion Copywriter
Fashion Designer
Fashion Distributor
Fashion Illustrator
Fashion Importer
Fashion Instructor
Fashion Researcher
Fashion Show Coordinator
Fashion Stylist
Inventory Control Associate
Merchandising Associate
Merchandising Manager
Private Label Designer
Publicity and Promotions Associate
Retail Buyer
Sales Promotion Associate
Showroom Sales Rep
Special Events Coordinator
Store Planner
Store Trainer
Talent Agent
Trend Forecaster
Visual Merchandiser/Display Artist
Wardrobe Consultant
Wholesale Representative

Melanie Watts

Career Director, Fashion Department

Melanie Watts thoroughly understands the entire range of the fashion and entertainment industry.

Alumni of Blanche Macdonld Centre’s Fashion Marketing program, Melanie Watts became an internationally recognized stylist, working with film and television stars, corporate clients and fashion’s elite for over a decade. Recalibrating her attention, Melanie moved into the agency business and represented several top tier actors and as a model agency director used her keen and discerning eye to place Vancouver based models in the highest fashion echelons including New York City and Milan.

Melanie rejoined the Blanche Macdonald family eight years ago. As a Fashion Styling Instructor she inspired and groomed a new generation of stylists. As Special Events Coordinator she was one of the key figures involved in making the annual Fashion Design Graduation Show, an undisputed highlight of the Vancouver fashion year.

With her current role as Career Director for the fashion Department, Melanie’s incredible warmth, honesty and enthusiasm for fashion, entertainment and education paired with her unrivalled skills and plethora of contacts, help pair Blanche Macdonald students with exciting career opportunities on a daily basis.

With our established history within the fashion industry, Blanche Macdonald has developed an extensive network with retailers, designers, fashion studios, modelling/talent agencies, public relations and promotional companies, fashion media and countless other industry connections. This allows us to provide endless job placement opportunities to our fashion students and graduates with prestigious industry internships, volunteer positions, part time and full time career positions. We have placed our graduates in fashion careers locally, nationally and internationally. Our industry relationships are solid and far reaching.

Our Fashion students and alumni are extremely fortunate to have a Career Director, whose role is fully dedicated to creating career opportunities within the fashion industry. This is part of your unique Blanche Macdonald experience.

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