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What You Need to Know Before Pursuing a Career in Fashion

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably done a lot of research about the latest projects your favorite designers are working on and the top trends on the runways. You look forward to the new wave of designs each season has to offer, and street-style blogs are basically one of your biggest inspirations (especially during Fashion Week). You live and breathe fashion and could talk about it all day.

You love fashion; there’s no doubt about it. Although often regarded as an art, fashion is more than that — it’s a highly competitive and ever-changing industry. In the US alone, $250 billion is spent annually in fashion and apparel, and around 1.9 million people are employed in the industry.

Realistically, the chances of becoming the next prominent designer with a world-renown fashion house are low, but don’t let this become a setback. With the proper mindset and the right goals, pursuing a dream career is far more accessible than you might think.

The fashion industry is a diverse world with ample career opportunities, and having a passion for it is only the first step.

A great way to discover new opportunities depends on your personality and where your strengths lie. Are you a people person? Public Relations or law might be something you hadn’t considered but is widely regarded in the industry. Creative type? Textile design allows ample room to see your ideas come to life.

The paramount step is to take the initiative and participate in activities that open new doors. Apply for internships and think outside the box, you might find yourself with a great opportunity where not many are looking and discover new talents along the way! Most importantly, put your name out there and make contacts in the industry. Attending workshops, talks and collaborating with like-minded people may just lead you to the career of your dreams.