Fashion Careers Guidebook

Fashion Careers Guidebook

by Julia Yates


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The fashion industry is exciting and glamorous—but very tough to break into. That's all the more reason why ambitious young men and women who hope to succeed in that dynamic business take their first step to success by reading—and re-reading—The Fashion Careers Guidebook. Author Julia Yates explains the fashion industry's many and complex facets, offers detailed descriptions of its widely varied career opportunities, and instructs her readers on effective ways to stand out from the crowd of job seekers. She advises on preparing résumés and portfolios, dealing with job interviews, and mastering the art of networking. She offers inside tips on finding and following up on fashion industry jobs that others don't know about, and discusses internships as a possible path toward career success. Most important, she describes the jobs themselves, which include—

  • Fashion Design —Haute couture, ready-to-wear designer, pattern cutter, illustrator, design room assistant, and more
  • Accessories —Footwear, millinery, and jewelry designers, and more
  • Textiles —Embroidery designer, textiles technician, tapestry maker, and more
  • Production —Tailoring, logistics and distribution, fashion production, and more
  • Costume—Costume designers, supervisors, and assistants
  • Retail—Sales rep, buyer, merchandiser, display designer, and more
  • Communication—Fashion journalist, photographer, set designer, and more

    • This essential guidebook also presents true case histories of successful fashion workers, describes schools and courses that lead students into fashion careers, and lists web sites that offer additional advice on launching fashion careers. More than 150 color illustrations.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781408146620
    Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
    Publication date: 09/28/2011

    About the Author

    Julia Yates is a careers consultant for University of the Arts London. She is experienced in helping students find fulfilling career paths and gain a competitive edge in their career searches.

    Donna Gustavsen is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she currently teaches, as well as directs students toward job opportunities in New York and on the West Coast.

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