What I Wish I Knew Before Starting In Fashion Industry
Let’s go straight to the point.
Well, what I wish I knew before starting in the fashion industry of course is how to be successful. Quickly you learn you can’t succeed alone, develop a team or build a successful company. You need to know how to evolve with people you trust first before you think of making money with your ideas and concepts. I wish I knew these things before I got into this industry.
It has been almost 7 years since I started in this industry and I constantly learn new things. You need to be passionate about your project and the fashion industry. This is very important when you decide to make a name. When someone sees your talent they need to see the passion you have for your work. You need to show them that you can work with people from different background and walks of life. If you can show your clients that you can cater to all kinds of taste, they will stop looking for someone else.
“Never regret a day in your life : good days give happiness, bad days experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.”
Choose this industry with passion.
When we talk about passion we mean different things to different people. So when you start in the fashion industry, you need to know the basics about the industry itself. You must develop effective networking skills. You can’t just design clothes and sell them if you had planned to become a designer. You need to network with fashion business people, designers and journalists. Fashion networking is one of the most important things you need to learn because without it, your career will most likely fail.
You will need many good friends in the fashion industry, and believe me it’s hard to find! Friends who will promote yourself, who know how to behave in society, and with whom you can have fun. You have to be a team player and be part of a team, there is no such thing as the fashion industry being a singles club. You need to be part of a group if you want to make it in the fashion industry.
One last thing you should know before you choose this profession, is how to choose the right career path for you. If you’re unsure of this as a career counselor or do some research online. There is no right or wrong answer, there is only an informed answer. Choose a career path that suits your interests and skills the best.
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