Fashion entrepreneurs push the global fashion industry forward, through design innovation and new business models. In this course, the stories of the industry’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are divided into distinct stages of a business’ evolution, from launch and early traction, to business pivots and the challenge of scaling a global business. Be it building an independent brand or launching a fashion tech business, these entrepreneurs’ stories exemplify the motivation and perseverance required for success in today’s competitive fashion market, sharing the hard learned lessons they learnt on the way. They are required reading for any budding fashion entrepreneur.
This is a general course covering different aspects of the fashion industry, it is ideal for budding fashion entrepreneurs trying to find their niche. Gain insight into how the different parts of the fashion value chain work together, and get an idea of which area you might like to work in.
This entrepreneurship course helps you develop an entrepreneurial mindset to evaluate opportunities for new business in the fashion industry. You will explore ways to investigate the viability of these opportunities by undertaking an industry analysis, understanding key competitive factors that drive the creation of new fashion ventures, while taking into consideration new business models and customer value. You will also network with entrepreneurs across a range of different industries to develop your potential capacity as a fashion entrepreneur.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Research and creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
• Critically analyses, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, at a micro and macro level, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in fashion entrepreneurship.
• Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences while working with cultural differences in an appropriate manner.
• Provide strategic leadership to effectively plan and manage the implementation of new directions and strategies within your professional field and environment, as well as effectively collaborate with others.