really, really random question, but is there any demand for Italian / English / Japanese trilingual person with marketing experience in fashion industry? Or does everyone speak English so the language thing isn't really a help? coworker is having a career crisis and I told her I know some fashion bros.
That particular tri-lingual combination is actually extremely useful.
English is certainly the most important since almost everyone speaks it, but depending on the customers Japanese is also very useful. And all the best stuff is still sourced and made in Italy, so of course Italian is important.
I am an american working at a company based in italy. In addition to my english, which is most useful in the showroom when dealing with clients from all over the world, i speak some italian, quite terribly, but I am still able to communicate with the women who work in the studio to tell them what we want to do and how to do it. Our commercial director is based in tokyo and is japanese. He is more or less fluent in english, but has no italian so when he comes to work in the studio I need to translate for him. In the showroom he works with our japanese clients and reluctantly works with other global customers in english but if I am free I help him because he is still unsure and doesn't want to risk mistakes. Our boss is fluent in English, Italian, French and is able to greet and exchange basic pleasantries in Japanese.
So, someone who can speak all three I think would be in a step ahead of many.
But the fashion industry is shit, so, she should probably use her brain for something more useful if she can