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Hello, I have a few questions that need answering.

1. If I want to pursue a fashion career, and want to attend into FIT. Should I have knowledge of ​how to create clothes, and make sketches, before applying?

2. What do you really do when volunteering into NYC Fashion Week?

3. What skills do I need to pursue a fashion career?

4. Is the fashion industry very competetive​?

I asked these questions​​​, because I am very motivated to apply for FIT, and pursue a fashion career. If you answered these few questions, thank you!

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Lisa’s Answer

Hi

I can help answer a couple of questions.

1 If you are applying to FIT I would suggest knowing what direction you would like to go as there are a lot of different courses of study there. Do you want to be a designer or be more on the business side in sales or merchandising? Maybe get a job at a local Nordstrom or high end retailer or do an internship at those stores.

2) There is a lot of behind the scenes help that may not be a glamorous as you think but can help you learn. Getting gift bags together, helping with programs, help to prep the clothes, help with seating...

3) You need to be able to be innovative and have perseverance

4) Yes the Fashion Industry is very competitive. Any free education or on hands experience you can get would be helpful.

Good Luck!

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Megan’s Answer

Hi, I can help you answer a few of those questions. In order to get an education in fashion merchandising it would be good if you knew a little bit about what side of the fashion industry you would want to do. There's merchandising, designing, fashion shows events and a few others. I personally have never volunteered at New York Fashion Week, but I have done Atlanta International Fashion Week. Most of what we did was to prepare models, get them and hair and makeup, get the gifts for the attendees, do a run of show, the rehearsals, and pretty much anything else they needed. The industry is very competitive so whatever free education you can get before you attend school will help you so much. Research designers, styles, and DIY magazine. I went to school for fashion design and ended up being more interested in merchandising and fashion shows and events. I hope this helps. You can also get in touch with your local Goodwill to see if they have fashion events. If you live in Seattle, they are always asking for volunteers for the glitter cell which they also have a fashion show for that week. That will really give you a good idea how a fashion show is ran and different Trends from different decades.


I am interested in fashion designing, I went to a fashion show in Gangnam, South Korea. Is it the best for me if I work at a designer retail store before attending a university? June P.

It's always a good idea to work in the field you're trying to pursue. I would also look into finding a designer to apprentice for. Megan Reynolds-Littles

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Lisa’s Answer

Hi

I can help answer a couple of questions.

1 If you are applying to FIT I would suggest knowing what direction you would like to go as there are a lot of different courses of study there. Do you want to be a designer or be more on the business side in sales or merchandising? Maybe get a job at a local Nordstrom or high end retailer or do an internship at those stores.

2) There is a lot of behind the scenes help that may not be a glamorous as you think but can help you learn. Getting gift bags together, helping with programs, help to prep the clothes, help with seating...

3) You need to be able to be innovative and have perseverance

4) Yes the Fashion Industry is very competitive. Any free education or on hands experience you can get would be helpful.

Good Luck!

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