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The Importance of Experience in Fashion

It obviously goes far in any work force in the world to have previous job experience.  It gets you better job placement, higher paying jobs, and more connections.  However, it can sometimes be hard putting that first foot in the door and establishing connections.  The most widely used tactic for gaining experience while during college is internships, followed closely by study abroad.  I am  currently investigating going  to either Marist (NYFE) or Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

The fashion industry seems to be the hardest area to nail an internship.  I think this is due to the mentality of fashion executives always being busy and being on top of the world’s trends.  So far, I have basically compiled a list of business headquarters to start calling and faxing my resume.  There’s just one problem though: I don’t have that initial experience to put ON my resume to make it stand out.  I’m simply afraid of an employer throwing it away as it comes fresh off the fax machine.

I am basically writing this post in need of help:

*If anyone is out there with more information on either of these, or with great tactics to putting my first foot in the door, please let me know.  *

-Tim

Ahh- Fahion Week…

It isan exciting time that everyone in the fashion industry goes crazy over.  The unveiling of new wardrobes for the upcoming season keeps designers more stressed than ever and it seems like it just never stops!  There are over a hundred different cities around the world that have their own versions of fashion weeks.  Obviously the most notable in the United States are Los Angeles and New York, but other noticeable ones I hope to attend someday are the Milan, London, Tokyo, and Paris fashion weeks. 

Context of the Shows-

In the fashion world, there are two major seasons of which to display.  Janurary through March designers show off their autumn and winter collections while September through November designers show off their spring and summer collections.  This simple turn of events is what keeps our fashion world spinning.

I will continue to blog in the up comming months as we lead into the Paris fashion week.

Until then,

Looks don’t run the world, but fashion does.