Do you have a passion for fashion? The fashion industry is huge – impacts our lives every day. It’s an exciting, glamorous and creative industry to work in, which is why it has a lot of appeal.
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That being said, fashion is a competitive area to find work, and if you want to enjoy a successful fashion career – you’re going to have to work hard. If you love fashion and want to enjoy working in an industry that means something to you then you should go for it. Take a look at some tips on how to get started in the fashion industry below.
Decide the area you want to work in
The fashion industry has a broad range of career options. From design to PR to buying – there are all sorts of job types to suit different skills and interests. Think about the type of area you’d like to specialise in and work out a plan on what it will take to get there. Some job types might need a career or vocational training, others might require a different set of skills altogether.
Make the most of different opportunities
When it comes to dazzling potential employers, you need to actively demonstrate that you’re interested in the fashion industry. Start at the beginning and learn about retail through retail apprenticeships with archapprentices.co.uk and find out everything about the industry. Meanwhile, volunteer to work on local fashion shows and events and ask companies for work experience or shadowing opportunities. Putting yourself out there and saying yes to all sorts of possibilities can make you some great contacts that could benefit you as you look for a job in the industry.
Indulge your passion
How can you stand out in the fashion industry? By showing off your passion and creativity. Many people looking to work in fashion start blogging, showing off their style and eye for good trends, or even just sharing their fashion photography. Starting a blog can be a good way to show your credentials off to potential employers, or it could lead you in a completely different direction where you work for yourself. Another thing you can do is to attend industry events and fashion shows – get a feel for the industry and spend time networking to help you make the most of potential opportunities.
The fashion industry can be a tough one to break into, but that doesn’t mean you should give up easily. Persistence is key in fashion, and when one door closes another could open. Ask for feedback after interviews and applications and talk to people with experience about how they got their break. You can always work in other areas in the meantime while you hunt for opportunities.
With a career in fashion, you can be sure of working in an ever-changing, exciting industry where no two days are the same. While the work is tough, the results are rewarding and it can be a great opportunity for you to do something you really love. Do you have that passion for fashion? Make it a career and turn your job into your passion too.
This is a brilliant idea! I may not be a fashion enthusiast but I totally agree that we should make our passion our profession.
Have a few friends who want to explore fashion as career but always struggle with ways to go about it. Sharing this post for them to explore as I feel there are some great ideas that can be implemented.
Oh great! Thank you.
Beautiful post! I am not much into the fashion industry, so I don’t think I will break into this industry so soon. But, I think it is a good post for those who are and also those who are looking to break into other industries.
Inspiring! After completing my bachelor’s degree in a creative field (motion pictures) I moved to NYC to pursue a fashion stylist certification and experience in the field. It is very competitive, so it’s important to be proactive, persistent and keep the creativity flowing.
I can imagine it being very competitive. Thanks for sharing.
Fashion Industry is a real struggle. You must have a passion to stay into this industry.
I agree. It can be hard in the industry.
There’s nothing like finding the right opportunity in what you love. And not to mention that there are times you need to create your own opportunities. I’ve know fashion lovers who’ve started blogs and have landed jobs from it.
I agree. I know many fashionistas that landed their fashion jobs thanks to their blogs.
This is an informative article.
A very helpful post for folks who are thinking about making fashion a career, in whatever shape or form. It really is wonderful when you love your job!
Yes it is Azlin. Thank you.
This is awesome! I Love that you can love your job in fashion. I am not a huge fashion person, totally clueless but do love learning more from others who are an expert in this industry!
very useful tips even for someone not venturing into fashion
Making your passion as career is such a great step 🙂 It’s really awesome to work when you love your job <3
Yes it is amazing.
My daughter would love this post. She has considered on getting in on the fashion game and would love knowing about all of this.
Oh nice. Pls show her the post. Thanks.
I love love fashion, but I think that I lack some of the skills that are required to make a career in fashion.
Yea. It is not for everyone.
I salute fashion bloggers because for me, it’s not an easy lifestyle to maintain. It costs a lot of money, too. But at least, there are companies now who would like to collab with bloggers 😀
Yes there are loads now. Thanks for reading.
It’s so important to have a passion for your job and love what you do! But fashion, unfortunately, is too expensive sometimes and in my opinion, the most important thing in the fashion industry is relationship!!!
It is true. Relationship is everything.
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