a Job as a Fashion Designer or
Your Own Fashion Design Business
a fashion designer, you will have a creative and exciting
career that many people only dream about.
Design by Louis de Gama
are many fashion design career paths for you to choose from. Some fashion
designers work for top houses such as Tommy Hilfiger and Chanel.
Others are employed by mass-market manufacturers of men's, women's and
Or you could start your own fashion design business,
establishing a distinctive style and overseeing fashion creation from initial
concept to manufacturing and distribution.
this field, there is a long history of people rising from humble beginnings
to become fashion designer stars.
- Laura Ashley got her start as a secretary.
- Vera Wang began designing when she became engaged at age 39 and
couldn't find a suitable wedding gown for the mature first bride.
Lauren was born into a middle-class family who lived in the Bronx,
and used to buy suits with his pocket money at age 12. He is now one of
the richest and most famous fashion designers in the world.
course, it takes hard work, creativity, and a true passion for fabulous
designs to achieve success as a fashion designer, but you can break into
this career much more quickly and easily with the
FabJob Guide to Become a Fashion Designer.
In this guide you
will discover how you can get started and succeed as a fashion designer.
author Peter J. Gallanis is former associate editor of a leading
fashion retail magazine. The experts who share insider advice in this powerful
how-to guide include:
President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America
- Louis de Gama, winner of the New Generation Designer award from the British
- Linda Lundström,
who designs and manufactures her own lines of women's fashions sold in
more than 350 retail stores
- Plus more than two dozen other fashion industry professionals and fashion
guide covers topics of vital importance if you want to learn fashion
design, get hired as a fashion designer, or start your own fashion design
business in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for starting a fashion design business in any country. It includes:
Started in Fashion Design
to Get Hired as a Fashion Designer
What you need to know about
the fashion design industry, including:
Why people buy fashion
Where the leading fashion
Who's who in the fashion
What the fashion categories
are (haute couture, ready-to-wear and 5 others you should know)
When designs are sold (the fashion
What a fashion designer does
A step-by-step overview of how
to design a garment, including:
Refining your idea (including
identifying the style and who will wear it)
Sketching the design
Steps for draping
Choosing the fabric,
color, trims, etc.
How to develop your fashion
design skills, including:
Knowledge of textiles
Sewing for the fashion
Sketching by hand and CAD
Developing your eye for fashion
How to identify trends
Ways to enhance your creativity
What to look for if you want
to attend a fashion design school (includes links to the best online
resources listing design schools and colleges)
Other ways to educate yourself
about fashion design without getting a degree or diploma
to Start a Fashion Design Business
of employers including the top ready-to-wear designers and haute
couture houses with the following information where available:
about types of positions including assistant designer, accessories
designer, design adapter, design director, etc.
in the apparel industry including patternmaker, sketcher, and sample maker
How to find job openings
best online job boards for the fashion design industry
agencies for fashion designers
to prepare a portfolio
to include in your portfolio
pictures of your designs
to create a theme board
a CD-ROM portfolio
a resume and cover letter (includes samples)
to get great references
tips including what to wear and how to make a fabulous impression
(includes a list of questions you should not ask)
to create a business plan for your fashion design business
your start-up costs (plus a list of expenses new fashion designers
often forget to include)
to get start-up financing (plus a little known source of funding
especially for fashion design businesses)
a name for your fashion design business
else you need to know to start a fashion design business (with tips and
links to resources on business insurance, taxes on product
sales, incorporating, etc.)
to set up your workspace whether you work at home or rent a showroom
(includes information on how to find a showroom)
checklist of supplies and equipment you'll need for designing and
manufacturing (includes information on how to find suppliers)
to minimize your expenses
to hire a design assistant
a manufacturer (plus what to beware of when choosing a manufacturer)
Designer Alice Asquith
you will find even more resources and advice, including:
your market (type of garment, who will wear it, price range)
your unique selling point
your clothing prices
tools for fashion designers (including garment samples and line sheets)
to sell to boutiques
to sell to department stores and large retailers
publicity for your fashion design business
a traveling showroom
a sales representative for your fashion design business
through catalogs and online
three types of shows you should know about:
you should know about returns
You can have all this and more
for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses
on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific
information about starting a fashion design business. The FabJob
Guide to Become a Fashion Designer
contains some of the best
fashion career and business advice you could get from other sources, plus
to the best fashion industry resources including web sites, trade
publications, professional associations, and fashion internship opportunities
and checklists to help you start a fashion design business, including:
and equipment checklist
spec sheet for manufacturing
client order form
wholesale order form
boutique consignment agreement
more! (including free updates)
It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes,
and give you information you need to get hired as a fashion designer or
start your own fashion design business.
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- Diana Pemberton-Sikes,
Diana is one of the experts who share advice on how to become a fashion designer and start a fashion design business in
the FabJob Guide to Become a Fashion Designer
"This is a very useful guide for anyone wanting to break into the fashion business no matter what their experience level."
- Erin Bransford
erin bransford designs
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