The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviews
with top designers who explain the intricacies of the world of
Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design career
knows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highly
prominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatly
guarded, secretive, and difficult to infiltrate. "Becoming a
Fashion Designer" provides all the information, resources, and
tools you need to help you navigate these obstacles and
successfully launch a career in fashion design.
Of the various job opportunities available in the fashion
industry, the career path of a fashion designer consistently ranks
as the most popular position in the field, making the competition
even greater. The book pays special attention to this and
demonstrates several ways in which an aspiring fashion designer can
stand out from the competition. A dynamic and comprehensive career
guide, this book imparts insider tips from top fashion designers
and executives based around the world. Expert advice includes an
introduction to a career in fashion design, educational
requirements, career opportunities, the design process, portfolio
creation, preparation for getting hired, steps to start and run
one's own fashion design business, as well as a forecast of the
future of the fashion industry.Features original interviews from
top designers and high-profile fashion executives, including Ralph
Rucci, Reem Acra, Peter Som, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Kay Unger,
Stuart Weitzman, Dennis Basso, Randolph Duke, Zang Toi, Pamella
Roland, Robert Verdi and Daymond JohnIncludes cases in point and
insider tips throughoutIncludes illustrations, drawings, sketches,
and photographs demonstrating various aspects of working in fashion
design, with special contributions from renowned illustrator, Izak
Zenou and legendary fashion photographer, Nigel BarkerOffers
in-depth resources to assist you on your journey to becoming a
Whether a student, recent college graduate, industry
professional or career changer, you'll learn everything you need to
know to successfully develop a fashion design career.
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