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How can I prepare myself for a career in the fashion industry?

What else should I study? Should I be an expert in business? #business #marketing #fashion #fashion-design #merchandising

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Vonny’s Answer

Hi
Fashion industry is very exclusive so i would recommand
1- continue your study : there are some specific MBA for that industry
2- learn from the field do some internship and see what sector exactly you want to work
3- build your network in that industry by reading news, social media post
4- go wild and search a job directly
when going to those interviews embrace the fashion sector you want to work in so illustrate what you are going to say !
Good luck

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Anna’s Answer

I suggest getting fashion internships early. It doesn't have to be at New York or London, it can be at your local boutique or store and intern there. You will learn a lot from interning and it's helpful to prepare for yourself for the fashion industry. You should research about the fashion industry, brands, and how it works. It's important to get as much knowledge about the fashion industry. Next, you should go to a college that offers what studies you prefer in fashion. It doesn't have to be the ones in NYC, you can find one in your state to save money! It's important to know that you don't have to go the best fashion school to be successful in the fashion industry. If your not sure what to study in fashion, that's okay. Research jobs and see which one interests you the most, usually in internships you can find out what you are interested in most of the time.
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Sydney’s Answer

Hey there!

Asking this question is such a great place to start. You seem to be proactive and determined to have a successful career doing something you love. There are an infinite number of things you can do to get noticed in the world of fashion and art. Referencing the above answer, formal education is always a plus if you have access to this. An internship is also a spectacular way to enter into the industry. How to get an internship? Be proactive, reach out to anyone and everyone. There may be people you look up to, who are more in reach than you think! Shoot for the stars and use your "student" title to your advantage. Instagram is a great tool for this. Reach out to 5 people a day. You only need one person to respond and give you a chance. Help them in any way they may need and communicate your needs to them as well. Hopefully, they will connect you to people they know in the industry. Take advantage of every connection! Follow up with emails, be professional, be impressive.

But -- I think the most important aspect to all of this is prioritizing your work/art. Find your niche. This can only be done through trial and error. Put in those hours alone, study who's done it best, be inspired! Become an expert in your field. Read read read, study study study! You got this!!
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