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Fashion Designers Resource Book

The Fashion Designer's Resource Book by Samata provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry as a global business, combined with an insider's understanding of the creative process and the lifestyle of a fashion entrepreneur. The author offers guidance, pointing readers towards a fulfilling career in a competitive and complex industry. The range of pertinent topics covered include working in the industry as a fashion designer, business planning, selling your brand, networking, managing your manufacturer, using social media, emotional wellbeing and eco fashion. The Fashion Designer's Resource

Book provides insight into achieving creative, business and emotional balance. Insight is provided by a range of key industry influencers including Harold Tillman CBE, Former Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Simon Whitehouse (CEO - J.W.Anderson) Nigel Barker (formerly America's Next Top Model) and Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of Red Carpet Green Dress. As recommended by ELLE, InStyle and The Design Trust, emerging designers should read this book to get ahead. Follow the #FDRBook on social media to keep up with the conversation. Find out about Samata's other published work here.

CONTENTS
Why Is This Book Needed?
What Is Fashion?
Venturing In
Being A Designer
Finding Your Feet
Changing Times: Social Media And The Fashion Industry
Business Planning
Manufacturing
Showcasing Your Work
PR
Social Responsibility
Your Emotional Well-Being

See full chapter breakdown here.

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The Author
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Samata is an entrepreneur working across fashion and media, most recently founding THE TRIBE in 2016. THE TRIBE is a global collective, created for women to empower and celebrate each other. The womenswear designer and published author, is also known for her work as Global Director for Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress, showcasing ethical fashion on the red carpet at the Oscars each year. Samata is committed to creating positive change within all of the fields she operates in and influences. Listed by Red magazine as 'one to watch' in their 'Top 20 women under the age of 30' in 2011, Samata guest lectures at London College of Fashion, Central St Martins, Berkeley and ESMOD and has written for The Guardian, Vogue UK AND Cision. In 2016 she produced and narrated the short video Designing Change alongside Suzy Amis Cameron.



Contributors
Anti Copying In Design
An IP trade organization protecting designers.
Harold Tillman
Former Chairman of the British Fashion Council
Courtney Blackman
Founder, The Industry and Managing Director of Forward PR
Nigel Barker
Host of Top Photographer, Creative Director @PRAIBeauty (Formerly America's Next Top Model)
Rajeeb Dey
Founder of Enternships
Simon Whitehouse
CEO, J.W.Anderson (Former Worldwide Sales Director, Diesel Black Gold)
Sarah Curran MBE
Managing Director of VeryExclusive.co.uk, My-Wardrobe
Nick Ede
Founder of EdenCancan, Brand Expert
Helen Jennings
Nataal Editorial Director
Bekka Payack
Fashion Director of Global Language Monitor
Suzy Amis Cameron
Founder of Red Carpet Green Dress
Recent Press
Putting Together Your Collection

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“The end goal for all designers when creating a clothing collection is to create one which is consistent with the clothing label’s image and one which will sell – to be both ‘c’s – creative and commercial. For a designer working for a fashion house the clothing is developed to guidelines set by the Creative Director, Head Designer or senior designers to fit that particular fashion houses’ design brief.” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 3: Being A Fashion Designer, link in bio for more.

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Tag Us With Your Copy.

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Tag us with your copy of the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book on Instagram for a chance to be featured. The FDRBook is currently 10% off here – bit.ly/PickUpFashionDesignersResourceBook

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When To Schedule Your Show.

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“Timing really is everything when you schedule your show. Time it so that it happens around – but not necessarily during – the busier times of the fashion calendar. You need to ensure you present your clothes during busy buying seasons (January–March and August–October for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer) and preferably before the main fashion weeks rather than after them.” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 8: Showcasing Your Work, link in bio for more.

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Quality Control.

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“Quality control means ensuring that the garments you are getting manufactured reach a satisfactory standard for your end customer. If the garments are not up to your requirements your retailer may reject your garments. Ensuring the quality of your garments is up to scratch can be achieved through clear communication with your CMT. When it comes to quality control the main person whose responsibility it is to ensure garments are up to scratch is you the designer and no one else.” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 6: Business Planning.

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