Becoming a Fashion Designer

Becoming a Fashion Designer

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by Lisa Springsteel
     
 

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The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviews with top designers who explain the intricacies of the world of fashion design

Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design career knows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highly prominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatly guarded, secretive, and

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The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviews with top designers who explain the intricacies of the world of fashion design

Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design career knows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highly prominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatly guarded, secretive, and difficult to infiltrate. Becoming a Fashion Designer provides all the information, resources, and tools you need to help you navigate these obstacles and successfully launch a career in fashion design.

Of the various job opportunities available in the fashion industry, the career path of a fashion designer consistently ranks as the most popular position in the field, making the competition even greater. The book pays special attention to this and demonstrates several ways in which an aspiring fashion designer can stand out from the competition. A dynamic and comprehensive career guide, this book imparts insider tips from top fashion designers and executives based around the world. Expert advice includes an introduction to a career in fashion design, educational requirements, career opportunities, the design process, portfolio creation, preparation for getting hired, steps to start and run one's own fashion design business, as well as a forecast of the future of the fashion industry.

  • Features original interviews from top designers and high-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 Verdi and Daymond John
  • Includes cases in point and insider tips throughout
  • Includes illustrations, drawings, sketches, and photographs demonstrating various aspects of working in fashion design, with special contributions from renowned illustrator, Izak Zenou and legendary fashion photographer, Nigel Barker
  • Offers in-depth resources to assist you on your journey to becoming a fashion designer

Whether a student, recent college graduate, industry professional or career changer, you'll learn everything you need to know to successfully develop a fashion design career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118143827
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
794,105
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

LISA J. SPRINGSTEEL is a twenty-year veteran of the fashion industry who has worked for luxury design firms such as Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs, and apparel powerhouses Phillips-Van Heusen and Limited Brands in a variety of capacities, from fashion design to global fabric sourcing, research, and development. Her experience extends to the media world, where she covered New York Fashion Week runway shows, interviewed top designers, and wrote numerous magazine and newspaper articles on fashion, beauty, and health. She has been featured in the Sean Combs MTV documentary, If I Were King and on America Live with Megyn Kelly on Fox News.

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Becoming a Fashion Designer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Marilyn-M More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this fascinating and informative book on how to become a fashion designer. The author not only answers the million questions a fashion design student might ask but she has organized them in an easy to find, beautifully illustrated manner. The interviews with well-known designers are dynamic and give the reader personal insights into the designers' individual journeys so the design student learns how not to make the same mistakes. The dynamic fashion illustrations on almost every page are detailed and extremely informative. I enjoyed reading the author's personal comments on her journey in the field as it adds a bit of intimacy. This book is the perfect one for any student who is thinking about, or pursuing fashion design as a career and I highly recommend it as well, to anybody with one iota of interest in Fashion.