The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviewswith top designers who explain the intricacies of the world offashion design
Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design careerknows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highlyprominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatlyguarded, secretive, and difficult to infiltrate. Becoming aFashion Designer provides all the information, resources, andtools you need to help you navigate these obstacles andsuccessfully launch a career in fashion design.
Of the various job opportunities available in the fashionindustry, the career path of a fashion designer consistently ranksas the most popular position in the field, making the competitioneven greater. The book pays special attention to this anddemonstrates several ways in which an aspiring fashion designer canstand out from the competition. A dynamic and comprehensive careerguide, this book imparts insider tips from top fashion designersand executives based around the world. Expert advice includes anintroduction to a career in fashion design, educationalrequirements, career opportunities, the design process, portfoliocreation, preparation for getting hired, steps to start and runone's own fashion design business, as well as a forecast of thefuture of the fashion industry.
* Features original interviews from top designers andhigh-profile fashion executives, including Ralph Rucci, Reem Acra,Peter Som, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Kay Unger, Stuart Weitzman,Dennis Basso, Randolph Duke, Zang Toi, Pamella Roland, Robert Verdiand Daymond John
* Includes cases in point and insider tips throughout
* Includes illustrations, drawings, sketches, and photographsdemonstrating various aspects of working in fashion design, withspecial contributions from renowned illustrator, Izak Zenou andlegendary fashion photographer, Nigel Barker
* Offers in-depth resources to assist you on your journey tobecoming a fashion designer
Whether a student, recent college graduate, industryprofessional or career changer, you'll learn everything you need toknow to successfully develop a fashion design career.