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The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business [NOOK Book]

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Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer.

 

With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, and top executives from Saks Fifth Avenue...

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The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business

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Overview

Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer.

 

With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, and top executives from Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, this fully updated and revised edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide addresses the latest trends in apparel and accessories, the newest designers, an updated introduction, and a new foreword by Diane von Furstenberg, Designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

 

The Fashion Designer Survival Guide provides the necessary tools to get a fashion line or label up and moving on the right track, including:

How to create a viable business plan;Figuring out how much money you need, where and how to get it, and how to make it last, including the latest on private equity;The best sources for fabric and materials;Navigating the pitfalls of production both at home and abroad;Marketing, branding, and getting the product into the stores and into the customer’s closets; Romancing the press, dressing celebrities, and creative publicity techniques;Producing a runway show that will get results.
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“For anyone interested in being a fashion designer or working in the fashion industry, The Fashion Designer Survival Guide is the quintessential must-read.” —Tim Gunn, Bravo's Project Runway

“For anyone seeking to compete and succeed in our crowded and highly competitive industry, Mary’s comprehensive advice is required reading.” —Peter D. Arnold, President, Cynthia Rowley

“It takes more then just a creative idea to succeed as a fashion designer. The Fashion Designer Survival Guide will help bring ideas to the marketplace.  It is a comprehensive overview of the business side of fashion that offers detailed practices and specific tools that are required to become a working designer.” —Steven Kolb, Executive Director, Council of Fashion Designers of America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781427799777
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 713,637
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

As the Fashion Division Director of Gen Art, Mary Gehlhar has worked closely with up-and-coming designers to start, operate, and grow design businesses. She has lent her expertise to the Rising Star Award committee at Fashion Group International, the Pratt Institute Fashion Jury, and the Open Call panel for the Miramax/Bravo show Project Runway. Mary has been interviewed by the New York Times, British Vogue, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and E! Style channel.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

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    Should I buy this just wonderin- A12

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    I LOVE DESIGNING

    Im just wonderin if it would bea waste i i spent my money on this (im 12)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

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    Hello is it just me or are there people out there who want to be fashion designers this book doesnt help

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Im not the only one!

    I am not the only young one (thirteen) who wants to be a fashion designer.

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