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Fashion Portfolio Step 2: Find Inspiration

Step Two To Creating A Killer Fashion Portfolio Welcome back to the fashion portfolio blog series! If you are following along with me on this 10 step process you will have read Fashion Portfolio – Step 1: Reviewing Your Current Body Of Work. You should now be clear on what you need to work on […]

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How To Create A Killer Fashion Portfolio

How To Create A Killer Fashion Portfolio If you work in, or desire to work in, the fashion industry as a designer you need a fashion portfolio to get a job. A fashion portfolio is an ever-changing collection of your body of work, It reflects your accomplishments, skills, experience, and design aesthetic. It highlights and […]

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How To Get Representation As A Sweater Textile Designer

Get Representation As A Sweater Textile Designer Are you a sweater designer looking to make some extra income or work independently? Perhaps working as an independent contractor sweater textile designer is the way to go. Many sweater textile designers are self-employed.  They either own their own sweater swatch service company, or they are represented by […]

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What Are Sweater Swatch Service Companies?

What Are Sweater Swatch Service Companies? Have you ever thought about becoming a sweater designer? When I started working in the fashion industry almost two decades ago I was surprised to find out that there were companies that don’t actually design the entire sweater. Rather, they sell sweater swatches to designers for concepts. These companies […]

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What Designers Can Learn From Fashion Interns

What All Designers Can Learn From Fashion Interns Many fashion companies offer internships during the summers. We all know that for a student, landing that coveted summer internship is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn new skill, add experience to their resume, make new connections, and get a taste of what their future day-to-day […]

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Career Building by Freelancing

How Can Freelancing Move Your Career Forward? In a recent blog posts (Design Your Career) I advised readers to think about their career in a different way. Instead of simply trying to climb the corporate ladder or reach that next expected title increase, I suggested that one should seek out jobs where you will learn […]

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What Fashion Professionals Can Learn From Improvisation

What Fashion Professionals Can Learn From Improvisation I recently read a book called “Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration” by Kelly Leonard. This book reveals improvisational techniques that can help any organization. The author explains how in an improvisation group  they cannot ever shut down someones ideas no matter […]

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Interview With Alicia Estrada of Stop Staring!

Meet Alicia Estrada, founder and head designer for Stop Staring! For those of you who don’t know, I used to run The Vintage Shopping Guide, an online vintage resource company. I first interviewed Alicia Estrada back in 2009 for the VSG e-zine. Not everyone likes to hunt through bargain bends and scope out flea markets to […]

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Why Fashion Professionals Should Have A Personal Brand

 Why Fashion Industry Professionals Should Have Their Own Personal Brand Having a personal brand is essential in the fashion industry now days. It used to just be for those who had their own business like stylists or bloggers. But now everyone needs one. Personal branding is an executive-level strategy that works for professionals at all […]

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