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Discussion in 'Careers, Education & the Business of Fashion' started by marrimoda, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    regardless to her morals or taste, she seems like a very good showroom for this kind of style.

    and please, dont get upset by this kind of 'mean girls' soft, as you so well noted
    its a whole culture, feeded up by the ... erhmm 'industry'
    they are just media victims, but still they have a right to exist and get their own little-big tribe, like everyone else.

    as for j.a.p being an attitude and not an 'ethnic' thing, i'm so with you,
    anyone can be a j.a.p. if that what she desires.
    its certainly an attitude, a bit poor in taste if you want my opinion, but
    i will defent it's right to exist and if popular, succeed :flower: :ninja:

    as showroom insider's info, it's the attitude and the structure that matters,
    and on this, she's clearly very succesful and accurate in information
    basically, i believe she could sell pretty anything, having with the same success.
    she knows the pattern of the game and i bet some of our members working on
    their collections will certainly find the input of major interest :flower:
     
  2. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    lena-i guess i feel about the jap thing as you do about the loius vuitton thing...in my mind it's the same attitude...i find elitism revolting... :ninja:
     
  3. TheSoCalledPrep

    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    That was interesting.. I like these kinds of articles that don't require a ton of thought :D
     
  4. Duffers

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    Someone seen some of the t-shirts from JUNK FOOD???
     
  5. ahhGucci

    ahhGucci Active Member

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    Thanks for the article. :)

    That showroom sounds so .... :censored:
    I'd better not say :flower:
     
  6. Judea

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    okay:
    I'm planing on going to fashion school and all that good stuff. but if that doesn't work out, what is the best way to break into the business. How do most designers do it? If you have the skills like sewing and draping and sketching is it mostly contacts? and if so, how and who? how do designers find the people they need to work for/with them? Did anyone just move to NYC and just go for it? I don't want to be an assistant designer my whole career. I'm fine with paying dues, and i know it will be hard, but
    I would like to start my own company, creat a new house of fashion. should i seek out investors? or try to get a small business loan? what are the steps, can anyone recomend any good books to help. I live in small town usa, no one here knows anything about the business. I want to move to NY but i don't know anyone there, or if i could get a job since i'm new to the industry. If i walk in with five fully made samples and a portfolio full of work is that going to be enough to counter act the lack of degree? or is school a MUST? Am i too impatient or is this normal?
    think i have enough questions?
     
  7. Luna

    Luna offline.

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    If you don't have schooling.. then contacts are a must.
     
  8. dior4ever

    dior4ever New Member

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    def contacts and money.
     
  9. Luna

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    See... along with schooling, I think you gain contacts, through internships, advisors, etc.

    So maybe going to school would be the best route? I'm not sure. It's all such a big decision.. Especially if you've already been through college and don't feel like going back to school again.

    I moved to NYC to go to school... I knew I'd never make it without knowing the right people or the right things.
     
  10. Fashion Puss

    Fashion Puss New Member

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    Working in fashion - all its cracked up to be?

    I work in fashion and I work for a large company in central London. However, I work my arse off, I have so much stress, I get a lot of grief, no praise and to top it off, the wages are complete peanuts.
    What bothers me is that unnis are churning out more fashion grads then there are jobs. So many go into colleges and think that they're going to leave and get a job designing for Gucci. Well, its not going to happen as easy as that.
    Is it that any jobs with an ounce of responsibility are like my conditions, or is there a better way? :(
     
  11. renferme

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    There are far far too many fashion courses in the world in my opinion and they often take on students who have little talent, so its not surprising its difficult to get a job on graduation.
    But you must have what it takes, because you are working in the trade, so well done.
    I studied for a footwear design degree, one of the deciding factors for me was that there are only two footwear degree course in the world and the number of colleges that have footwear courses in the world probably number less than ten.
    Even then, I'd say there were students on my course that didn't have the talent to make it - for a lot of Uni's these days, its about getting fee paying students in for their money - even if they don't have the talent - that's how it is in the UK anyway.

    It is hard work - you won't start making decent money until you've been donig this for at least five years and the hard work never stops. The last two nights I've been working until 5 .a.m as I had two deadlines this week.

    I wish you the best of luck :flower:
     
  12. vintage_princess

    vintage_princess Adorable illusion

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    That sounds really interesting doing a footwear degree? Which fashion college do you go to if you dont mind me asking? And whats the course like? I'd love to do footwear..but dont think I will be very good at it..:blush:
     
  13. Becky_da_da_da

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    This is interesting. I never realised it was so hard to get a job in the fashion industry.

    My second-cousin has a job in fashion which she got pretty easily. Though she did get it years back. Maybe its harder these days cos like someone said, there are so many people interested in it these days...?
     
  14. Elegance.Is.Refusal.

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    ok that has totally jus stressed me out im hoping to complete a ba with honors and get into the industry.

    this is gonna be so hard.:(
     
  15. pamelaz

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    Im in the fashion photography industry.. and I know its going to be a long rough ride...but Im up for the challenge. :D
     
  16. Fashion Puss

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    It has been hard getting a job. I think that it took me about one year and a half to get this 'decent' job. I think that you're right, I have to put up with this for a couple of years.
    There are people at the top end of my company that don't seem to give a damn and leave it for the minor worker bees to do. Working at Nicole Farhi was depressing. What a nest of vipers! The people who run that show are nothing but poison.
    I think that when people get to high up positions they forget what its like to be down the bottom. But I expect that thats not unique to fashion.
    As for the shoe designers course - are you talking about Cordwainers?
     
  17. TheSoCalledPrep

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    Are we talking about fashion design or just the fashion industry in general? I think that design is a VERY hard field to become established in and most never get there... its like becoming a celebrity. Everything has to work out perfectly, regardless of your talent.
     
  18. Scott

    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    Hmmm...I think its really difficult all-round. I've been trying an ass off too,just to get just a wee bit of work experience as a stylist's assistant--and nothing...absolutely nothing has panned out yet.

    It's like the old cliché...the first thing anyone will tell you is no. I don't care what part of the industry to try at....you never get a free ticket.

    Suits me fine though about becoming established,however. I'd rather much work on a quiet basis anyway.
     
  19. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    it's harder than you can possibly imagine...
     
  20. TheSoCalledPrep

    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    Really, though, what job isn't? If it's what you love, you will be happy doing it.
     

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