Timing Really Is Everything When You Schedule Your Show.

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    “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.


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    Working With Your Model.

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    “Communication – models are actors in the sense that they take up and play a character to convey a message about the product they are showing, and it is important that you can give them clear advice and guidance so that they can deliver what you are seeking.” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 8: Showcasing Your Work.


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    Applying For Courses.

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    “A college’s website will guide you through the application process. Ensure that you read all the available information with regard to deadlines and entrance requirements and qualifications. Each course will have different minimum requirements but a typical application procedure involves: filling in a detailed application form, submitting a CV and covering letter, writing a personal statement, submitting references and submitting your portfolio (a collection of images and sketches of your work).” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 2: Venturing In.


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    Believe In Yourself.

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    “From the outside, fashion appears to be an industry for the ‘younger generation’ but this is really not the case, especially when it comes to pursuing a career in fashion design. You often hear a certain about ‘emerging designers’, but this term actually refers to the age of the company not the age of the designer, and being relevant and successful in the fashion industry is not based on how old you are, it is about the fashion you create.” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 2: Venturing In.


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    PR Agencies.

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    “A good PR agency can cost anything from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds or dollars a month. In some cases the more you can afford to pay, the more you can get out of your PR campaigns. However, this does not mean that the largest and most expensive company will be the most effective for you.” – @IAm_Samata. Read more in the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, Chapter 9: PR, link in bio for more.


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