There’s nothing more I love than a good fashion career success story. And a few weeks ago, a girl named Savannah emailed to tell me how she went from product development to fashion designer. It started back in 2013 when she graduated from fashion design school…but then got stuck in product development for 5 years. Like many […]
The fashion industry is a nasty mix of secretive behavior and cutthroat competition. We feel like the more tight lipped we are, the further we’ll get in our fashion design career. But the fascinating truth? Doing the complete opposite of what everyone else in the fashion industry does is how you get ahead. What does that mean? It means talking, […]
The thought of being a jet setting international fashion designer working around the world from London to Shanghai and Hong Kong to Istanbul sounds like a fantasy life. But for Carla Louise Stout, it’s been her reality for the last 15 years. Carla got her start the way most designers do with formal training at […]
The fashion job search process is not one to be taken lightly. Thankfully, my guest for this episode of The Successful Fashion Designer is Shellie Simpson, the Fashion Division Talent Director at Atrium Staffing. Shellie and her team at Atrium are creating a more personable relationship between top talent candidates and recruiters. Shellie shares her […]
When most people think about working in fashion, all they think about is being a designer. But did you know there are a lot of other really cool jobs out there in fashion? And a lot of the time, these jobs are less competitive than being a designer (but still as creative and fun!). Aileen Coyle is a perfect […]
Stamatina is a designer who finally gave up on her fashion career dream, and wanted to share her fashion career lessons. Now, I don’t want to start this episode with a negative tone. Or make you feel like you too will have to give up on your fashion dream. But I wanted to bring Stamatina […]
You wanted to work in fashion for as long as you can remember. And maybe you even landed your dream job as a fashion designer. But after a while, you realize this fantasy life isn’t so dreamy after all. I understand. I went through the same thing you are for years. My story is long. Yesterday, we started […]
Working your way up in the fashion industry is hard. But if you’re strategic about the relationships you build and how you perform in your job, you can easily stand out from your coworkers and the competition. In this interview, get industry insider fashion career advice you can use to get ahead today. Malie’s climbed […]
Fashion is competitive. And if you want to break into the fashion industry with no experience, it can feel even harder. But here’s the thing: there are ways you can “create” your own experience and sell yourself to get your foot in the door at an entry level job. In this interview, Dior explains exactly […]
Sick of outdated advice that tells you to include an objective statement at the top of your resume? Truth is, most hiring managers don’t care about your goals & objectives. They want to see what results you’ve gotten. Learn exactly what you need to include in your fashion designer resume to stand out and get […]
With inside access to fashion industry employers and exposure to job seekers at their career fairs, Chris has learned what works – and what doesn’t – in the job hunting process. We discussed the importance of presenting yourself as a modern candidate, what sectors of the industry are booming, and the most important information to include on your resume.
Getting ahead in your fashion industry career can feel really hard. It’s a super competitive industry and most of us are struggling to just survive. But what if I told you – no matter your experience level – you could get the raise and promotion you deserve in your fashion design job just by doing an […]
The Successful Fashion Designer Podcast: Breaking into the fashion industry is tough, but you can strategically get ahead. With 30+ years of experience, Bjorn shares exactly how to get an interview, what he looks for in new hires, and how you impress your next boss.
Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just missing something? And you keep thinking that if you just put your mind to it, you’ll figure it out? Sometimes it’s something so small – you’re missing just one little thing. One step of the process, one setting that needs to be changed, one Teeny. Tiny. Thing. It’s a pretty frustrating […]
Last week I sat down with American Fashion Podcast…and I threw fashion schools under the bus. Joining me were Bemis and Manufacture NY to discuss the the challenges designers face when they’re not sufficiently trained in the classroom. Listen now…