Fashion Designer Interview Questions
1. Could you give me a detailed breakdown of the steps in producing a collection, from conception to the runway?
The potential hire will display an understanding of their duties in the answer to this question.
2. Where do you spot trends as you go along?
The candidate's answer will show their ability to pick new trends off the street.
3. If you today—like Christian Dior back then—were to create a revolutionary look as a backlash against the spirit of the times, what would it be?
The candidate's answer will display their interpretation of the zeitgeist, and their understanding of how it is expressed in trends. Their answer will further demonstrate their creative ability to create an antithesis.
4. Who is your muse?
The potential hire’s answer will—besides their portfolio—give you an indication of their style.
5. Could you give me examples from past experience where you demonstrated business acumen?
To be a creative giant, a fashion designer needs to have their head in the clouds and their feet on the ground. The candidate needs to convince you of their business sense.