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This local agency mentors and provides financial help for start-ups in all facets of apparel and sewn products business, including design, manufacturing, sales, retail and marketing. It also helps individual members develop professional skills and identify employment opportunities.
Offers fashion insider how-to guides along with emerging industry trends, trade show event calendars, fashion designer profiles, trade directories, research reports and more. Subscribers gain access to even more inside information.
Get helpful advice for boosting your career, an inside look from fashion's leading employers, and search new job postings from fashion companies. (To learn more about a professional membership offered to students/faculty -- see the Getting Started tab of this research guide)
Learn about a variety of fashion careers available -- while gaining an understanding of what careers match your aptitudes, skill sets, and interests for a path to a successful career in the fashion industry.
Supported by inspirational visual content --fashion photography, fashion illustration, sketchbook artwork, technical drawings, and infographics--and case studies, the book offers a unique overview of the fashion industry.
Introduces how to develop a successful fashion portfolio whether you are beginning your career, re-entering the job market, or just wishing to advance in your area of expertise. Examples of croquis books, spec and flat drawings, and visual research presentations from both fashion professionals and students are featured to assist you in creating your personal style.
Even though fashion is constantly changing--the core professional skills of a fashion designer remain the same. Here you'll find a review of the entire creative process, from idea generation, design, and garment construction to showing a collection on the catwalk
Learn the day-to-day activities of professional stylists along with information on helpful apps, websites, and other resources for portfolio building, branding, networking, and maintaining a freelance or salaried career.
Packed with tips, case studies, and tasks to help you analyze yourself, your market, and your product, this book is for anyone wanting to start their own fashion, accessories , or footwear business. Revised for the social media age, with updated images throughout.
Explains all aspects of fashion show production: producing, planning, model selection, merchandise selection, staging and music, budgeting, show preparation, execution, and evaluation with behind-the-scenes and non-traditional examples.
Packed with industry insights, this guide gives you a front row seat to how a fashion show is produced...everything from creating a vision to casting the models to setting up backstage.
Developing a Fashion Collection (2022 Edition) COMING SOON
Focuses on the process of designing a collection, and explores different types of research, fabric sourcing, the key roles within a design team and the many sources of inspiration available to designers.
Fashion Business Manual: An Illustrated Guide To Building A Fashion Brand (COMING SOON)
Takes you step by step through building a brand from startup to retailing, using illustrations to break down complex business information into an easy-to-read visual format – making it a welcome resource for fashion students, entrepreneurs and people in the fashion industry.
Assists designers through consulting to help set up shop. The blog features advice and case studies on marketing, branding, buying and selling, e-commerce, manufacturing and more. Recently updated to offer COVID-19 Crisis Management Resources.