Other Resources

Additional sources of information and tools for the fashion industry including career sites, fashion books, fashion schools, fashion internship programs, independent and underground fashion sites, fashion publications, talent agencies, and more!
 
How to Make a Fashion Portfolio

Many fashion design students and entry-level apparel designers make the mistake of filling their fashion design portfolio with all of their favorite fashion illustrations, or photos of garments they've made, but that won't land you the job. Read full article to learn how to make a fashion design portfolio that is designed for success!
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Preparation is Key

What You Need to Know to Master the Interview How to Become a Fashion Designer ( Part 9 ) So all that resume and cover letter preparation paid off – you’ve scheduled an interview for that company you’re dying to work for! If you’ve been following our “How to Become a Fashion Designer” series, you […]
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Look Good on Paper

Writing a Resume and Cover Letter That Will Get You in the Door How to Become a Fashion Designer ( Part 8 ) The resume is your marketing tool that will sell employers on the idea of interviewing you. Even if you’re an ideal candidate for the position, if you don’t look good on paper, […]
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Setting the Course

Decide Where You Want to Go and Develop an Action Plan to Get There How to Become a Fashion Designer ( Part 7 ) So you want to be a fashion designer, right? You might be applying to different fashion schools, already in school, about to graduate, or maybe you already have your first job […]
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Fulfilling Your Vision

Becoming Your Own Fashion Designer How to Become a Fashion Designer ( Part 5 ) I know some of you may have been disappointed by the realities we exposed in our “How to Become Fashion Designer” article. Our apologies, but we had to destroy the bliss of naivety to spare you from many rude awakenings […]
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How to Become a Fashion Designer

Creating a Competitive Edge in the Fashion Industry How to Become a Fashion Designer ( Part 1 ) Here you are, about to enter the real world with your fashion portfolio full of stunning design illustrations and a head full of hopes. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that glamorous perception […]
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Break It Down

Fashion Industry Career Specializations How to Become a Fashion Designer ( Part 1 ) Coming straight from fashion school, you might be thinking that as a fashion designer, you’ll have the opportunity to work with all types of apparel. But what you may not know is that generally, the fashion industry is split into categories, […]
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Fashion Books: Construction / Patternmaking

Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis (3rd Edition) By Patty Brown, Jane Rice RN CMA Product Description (from Amazon.com): Taking a practical industry approach, this book provides fashion merchandisers with an understanding of the mass production process of ready-to-wear apparel, and the objective evaluation of its cost and quality. Coverage of practical issues and industry methods, along with the […]
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Fashion Books: Drawing / Illustration

Perspective Without Pain By Phil Metzger This book really delivers. Despite my proficiency at drafting, perspectives always scared me. This book helped me overcome that fear. It made me realize how easy perspective can actually be. I blame my drafting teacher for all those years that I wasted living in fear! Knowing perspective will significantly improve […]
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Fashion Books: Fashion Drawing and Illustration

Fashion Images By Roberta Hochberger Gruber This is a great reference book that I truly like a lot. Not only does it provide a lot of reference images including photographs of female and male models, but it also gives you number of great techniques for faster sketching. The downside is that it’s pricey. I bought mine […]
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Online Shopping

With so many online stores to choose from nowadays; it’s hard to know where you can find the products you’re looking for. To save you some trouble (and a lot of time), we’ve compiled a list of hand-picked online vendors that cater to the shopping needs of our visitors. We even included a price range […]
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Fashion Schools and Education Programs

Fashion Institute of Technology Parsons – The New School for Design Pratt Institute LIM College New York School of Design Syracuse University Drexel University: College of Media Arts & Design The Art Institutes Moore College of Art and Design Centenary College Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Fashion Careers College Otis College of Art and […]
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Fashion Industry Sites and Publications

In the fast-paced fashion industry, it’s easy to fall behind on the latest industry trends and information. Keep your fashion industry knowledge fresh and up to date by checking in with a few industry publications. Womens Wear Daily and Style.com are the must-look places  for latest runway shows, behind the scenes scoops, and industry news […]
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