How to Get Started in Fashion

Fashion is not all cotton candy and cupcakes.

Steps

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    Realize that fashion is a cut-throat industry. Yes, it might look fun on the outside but the only pretty thing about it is the beautiful clothes you see on the runway.
    • In this industry you have to be fast paced, extremely passionate and tough.
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    Decide what exactly you want to do. Do you want to be a designer, stylist, make-up artist? Do your research!
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    When you finally decide, start looking at colleges and universities that offer programs and degrees for your chosen field.
    • While having a college degree in a fashion-related field is not absolutely mandatory, it will definitely make your career goals much easier to obtain. If you can't do this, you will have to teach yourself everything you need to know that you would otherwise learn in school. History of fashion, general business skills, garment construction, and how to appreciate art are only a few of the many things all fashion devotees must know.
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    Try for an internship for a stylist or a magazine. Experience is KEY.
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    Remember, you have to live and breathe fashion. Read news and watch fashion shows online. Research the looks of celebrities, models etc.
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    Always be updated: know the latest trends, news etc.
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    Be patient and work hard and you will get what you want.

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Categories: Fashion | Fashion Design and Fashion Shows