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Bonus Episode: What I Wish I Knew About a Fashion Career (from 10 industry experts)

Becoming a fashion designer in real life is not what most people think it is. Because what you see on Project Runway and what you learn in school is not how the industry actually works. So if you want a career in fashion, get the inside scoop from 10 industry experts. Most of them have […]

SFD066 10 Easy Networking Tips (you can use today) to Get Ahead in Fashion

One of the best ways to get ahead in fashion – whether it’s to get your first (or next) job or to launch your own fashion brand – is networking. Now, I know, no one really wants to “network”. But here’s the thing: You don’t have to do that “networking” thing. Instead, you can just focus on making […]

SFD060 Shanghai, Hong Kong and Istanbul: A Day in the Life of an International Fashion Designer

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 […]

SFD059 Mailbag: Fashion Design Career Advice on Freelancing, Gaining Industry Experience and Quitting Your Job

Many of you have loads of Q’s about working in fashion…and I know it can be hard to find answers. Maybe you don’t know any industry experts to ask. Maybe your coworkers are tight lipped and not willing to share their secrets. Maybe you just don’t even know where to go. Which is why I’m excited […]

SFD053: 4 Best Practices for Fashion Job Search Success, with Recruiter Shellie Simpson

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 […]

SFD047: Why Choose a Career as a Pattern Maker (instead of a fashion designer)

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 […]

SFD036: How to Make it in the Fashion Industry (and in Manhattan) with Caroline Vazzana

Your dream has been to make it in the fashion industry since you were a little girl (or boy). I get it! It was my dream too. But this industry is tough. Man is it brutal! You get rejected. You hear no a lot. And the competition is fierce. But your fashion dream can come […]

SFD029: Fashion Career Advice for Ambitious Designers

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 […]

SFD011: Fashion Designer Resume: What You Need to Include (that no one does)

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 […]

SFD 006: Job Hunting & Resume Advice for Fashion Industry Professionals with Style Careers Founder

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.

SFD 004: Freelancing Strategies for Fashion Designers with Marissa Borelli

The fashion industry is competitive and it’s hard to make it as a designer. It’s even harder if you’re trying to be a freelance clothing designer. But here’s the thing: Being a full time, work from home remote freelance fashion designer – while still earning a fair pay rate – is possible. In this episode […]

SFD 003: How to Ask for (and Get) a Promotion in Fashion with Brian McIntyre

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 […]

SFD 001: How to Get Your First Job in the Fashion Industry with Bjorn Bengtsson

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.

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