Toronto Fashion Week won't allow me to volunteer in March seeing as I am 17 and they will be serving alcohol so I need to be over 19. Stupid if you ask me but whatever. What I'd like to ask is does anyone know of how I can gain any type of experience in the industry through volunteer work in Toronto?
if you have never worked at a show, i recommend it because you get to learn how to put together a fashion show and what it takes to show your collection.
since the most designers who show at l.a. fashion week, are not 'huge' names, it's not as exciting but it's still interesting just to learn but all those paris and nicky fans, they usually show to at least one of the shows...
there are different jobs you could do like dressers, greeters, ushers. ushers get to watch the show you are working at so it's nice. being a dresser is a bit nerve wrecking and hard but if you are good at it you could get a job as one later on.
if you are good brown-noser, you could get jobs...or you could just get in and walk around like you are guests (i've seen lame wannabes do that... )
I wanna gain experience this summer in my internship in fashion, although when I graduate (with a degree in business) I want to be in the business area of fashion like retail, merchandising, or marketing etc. Do you think interning for a designer is a good choice or like a distributor of fashion lines? I'd like any advice on this matter thanks a lot
Exactly in the same situation!!
i'm not sure either, if it is a good choice... but it probably counts a bit more than NO EXPERIENCE AT ALL... :P
I'll try next summer, and i will also try to get infromation about volunteering in couture week (july 2007) i'll be 18, i speak french/english/spanish, and i'll do anything they want me to do!!