There are a lot of talented people wanting to have a career in that industry and they don't succeed; no matter how creative and innovative they are. So, if you do want to succeed and think you have what it takes, these are the best tips to start and have a great career in the fashion industry:
It serves as curriculum as well. And the other best advantage of it is that you will be able to meet a lot of new people. The more connections you have, the better. It can always be of help when you need a favor or even just some advice.
And you don't have to get an internship in Vogue or Elle for the internship to count. You can do it locally and wherever you are studying. Like in local fashion events for example, or any fashion-related charities. And now we have the beauty of the internet so you could even get an online internship which makes everything much simpler.
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Many bloggers –but only dedicated ones– get invited to local fashion events, and just like with internships, this will give you the opportunity to network and meet others in the industry.
The thing is to make your weaknesses not so weak, and even make them one of your strengths. The more skillful you are, the better.
And of course, you don't have to wear things that come straight from the runway, most people can't afford it. But stores like Zara or H&M are very affordable and will help you show how genuinely interested you are. Look at it as an investment in your career.
It can be hard to find someone you can actually work with, but when you do, you will see what a great idea it was. If you share the same work ethics and goals, you can go very far together.
Like Anna Wintour said: “Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time. It’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.”
No successful person in the fashion industry was sitting at home waiting for fame and success to come knock on their door. They all went out, gave everything they had, took risks and believed in themselves. That's when they got to where they wanted to be.
So whenever you are in a tough situation, remember how much you want that job or that chance. Also take risks because who doesn't risk doesn't win.
As you can see, those are very very simple tips. Obviously, they are easier said than done, but that is what it is all about. If it were so simple, all of us would be famous designers by now. So be patient, work hard, take risks and don't give up.