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Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 9:47pm On Jan 09
The business side of fashion is often neglected and this is the most important part. The designing, marketing and distribution are all related.
Gone are the days when designers are only known by few. Great designers like every other profession are discovered and groomed to excel. Join us today and hone your skills.
Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 9:07am On Jan 14
Fashion Business Talk

A lot of people today are going through training in a fashion designing institution. Sad to say some find it difficult to comprehend and follow up with the training. It is not because they are not regular in class or follow along as the training is going on. Just that they find things that way.
Some well meaning friends will suggest that they go and learn something else, maybe fashion is not for them?
Is that really so?
Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 9:49am On Jan 21
Hope you have been able to go through the question we left last week.
What motivated you to come into fashion world? Which aspect of fashion impresses you most?
Fashion is very wide. The word fashion is commonly used to describe a style of clothing worn by most people of a country. Fashion is generally associated with, textile, garments and trends. A broader sense it applies to anything from interior architecture, to models of toys. We will concentrate on garments and textiles
One can be involved in any of these depending on interest

Fashion Designer
Female fashion
Male fashion
Children wear
Bridal
Lingerie
Sports wear
Fashion illustration
Costume design
Textiles and fabrics design
Fashion merchandising/marketing
Fashion sketching
Fashion Management
Patternmaking
Fashion consultant
Image Stylist/consultant
Colour stylist
Fashion Event manager
Wardrobe Stylist/consultant
Fashion Writer /journalist
Fashion Photographer
Fashion Director or fashion instructor
Modeling

The list is not exhausted. We shall look at what is involved in each of these and then you will be able to identify where your interest lie.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 7:32am On Jan 28
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Are you a Fashion Designer?

Fashion design is the art of applying design artistic impact, and natural beauty to
clothing and its accessories. Fashion designers at times anticipate changes to consumer tastes and produce according to this taste.

Fashion designers design clothes which are functional as well as pleasing to the audience. They have to consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn,.

Do you prefer Haute couture also known as bespoke tailoring or Made to measure where you have to make clothes specifically for individuals individually based on a their body measurements ?

Do you prefer Ready to wear, where you produce for the masses?

Depending on which of the above you choose. Do you prefer
Female fashion
Male fashion
Children wear
Bridal
Lingerie
Sports wear?

Now is the time to see where your interest lie
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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 11:55am On Feb 04
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Do you have what it takes to be a fashion illustrator?

Fashion Illustration is the art of communicating fashion ideas in a visual form that originates with illustration, drawing and painting.

It is also known as Fashion sketching. It is mainly used by fashion designers to brainstorm their ideas on paper or computer, using digital software

A designer starts with an inspiration and brainstorm ideas to rough sketches on a sketchbook. These rough sketches are then transferred to croquis and rendered to a fashion sketch applying the texture, color, pattern and details with the help of art materials.


Fashion illustration helps to preview and visualize designers thoughts and make decisions before going to actual clothing to reduce any wastage.

Do you love to draw fashion sketches without necessarily sitting on a sewing machine to produce your work?

Well you don't have to worry.
Why? Because you can get a job as a creative director for a fashion house where you have to design their collections and get paid for it.

So if sewing isn't your thing, don't sweat it. Stick to what you have a flair for. Put those lovely designs on paper and go make some money.
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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 11:01am On Feb 11
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What does a Costume Designer do?

Costume design is the fabrication of clothing for the overall appearance of a character or performer.
Costume design is a tool to express an art form, such as a play or film script, dance piece, or opera .. It may be for but not limited to a theater, cinema , or musical performance.

So a costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters' outfits/costumes and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc..

Is there money in costume designing?
Wait until you read this

So many schools are looking for where to get Costumes for their students cultural day dance¦for their drama group, for colour day , for choreography etc.

Because there are few people who are into the production of these it is very expensive. Whether for outright sale or renting. All you have to do is visit the schools in your neighborhood and discuss with them..
You can work with the group that train students for dance. Some schools outsource these training to organizations..

Source for materials needed for these and rent or sell them together.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 10:56am On Feb 18
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Are you for textile designing?

Textile design is the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed surface.

Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes in clothing and interior decor items.

These days people love to wear multi color designed fabric. So put your creative mind to work.
There are huge demand of designed fabric.
The success of this business depends upon your creativity.
You may get a full time job or work as a freelance designer for companies depending on what you choose.

Here are different methods used in textile designing.

1. Dyeing
2. Printing
3. Spraying
4. Weaving
5. Embroidery
6. Chemical finishing
7. Mechanical finishing

Which of them are you good at?
Go make the money with your creativity

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 11:12am On Feb 21
SHOUT

If blind bartimaeus could attract the attention of Jesus against all odds, you can attract customers to yourself no matter the odds.

What was his skill? SHOUT.
Oya let out your voice; SHOUT!!!
Announce yourself.

Don't judge your result initially by the number of limited response.
Just keep shouting.
Don't keep quiet because of the number of the likes on your posts.
Keep shouting, they are hearing.

Jesus didn't hear him initially, or should I say he heard him, but needed to see the believe he had in his shout.
Do you believe in your fashion business?

Keep shouting!
They need to see a level of commitment you have for this course.
Don't be quiet when you meet a friend.
Don't shy when you see your enemy oo.

"This design is fine".
" Wow!, thank you. I made it ooo". My company designs it. I even have other collections with me. See it naaa. SHOUT!

Finally the blind man was healed, and his enemies became his friends.
Oya go out and shout!!
Bye bye. Let me go and do my own shouting.

Now bring your ear let me do small shouting...
I create marketing contents for fashionpreneurs just for a token. You don't need to break your account.
Just follow the link https://wa.me/2348068852637?text=I'm+interested+in+your+marketing+content.+My+name+is


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Your fashion pastor
Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 1:39am On Feb 27
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Fashion merchandising

Fashion merchandise are able to blend fashion sense with quantitative analysis to look at how products have performed in the past and forecast consumer demand for coming seasons . Simply put Fashion merchandising is a blend of fashion sense and business expertise

Put your marketing skill and love of fashion to use

Do you have what it takes to be a fashion merchandiser?

.Fashion merchandising is the strategic analysis, marketing, management, and distribution of fashion products in order to maximize profits.
Fashion merchandisers istudy fashion trends to determine merchandising strategy for a fashion product provider

Fashion merchandisers design and distribute final products to the end consumer . Fashion merchandisers work with designers to ensure that designs will be affordable and desired by the target market To successfully manage the profitability of a fashion store you have to be in tune with fashion trends to know what will sell

Merchandisers forecast customers' preferences promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns,
Some of the skills needed to be successful are an understanding of consumers’ wants and needs and knowledge of current fashion trends as well as the ability to forecast future trends.
The key to being a great merchandiser is to keep up with the latest fashion news, attend fashion shows, go to international fashion events, and communicate regularly with fashion designers

So if you have these skills, along with the essential love of fashion, the fashion merchandising field may be just the place for you!
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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 8:39am On Mar 04
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Patternmaking /pattern drafting


Do you have what it takes?


Pattern refers to the plan of a garment which shows the shape of garments pieces and gives indication on how to stitch garment pieces together.

It can also be defined as a piece of paper drafted/drawn and cut to sizes and shapes used for cutting out fabric pieces for sewing out dresses.

Simply put ,a pattern is a paper or cardboard template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting out and assembling. Pattern is uses as a guide when cutting fabric for garment making.


Pattern drafting is the process of creating a pattern by taking measurements from a person, form, or model, in order to then create a foundation, which is a pattern used as the basis for the design.


A typical pattern drafter starts with a sketch, drawing, or photographic image of a particular article of clothing. From there, the drafter measures a form or an individual person to facilitate breaking the garment into sections.

Trained pattern makers create an initial template, known as a block or slope, by first drawing straight lines relevant to specific body measurements and then shaping the template using curved lines and further measurements.

Pattern drafting can be done by hand or by using computer computer.
Pattern Drafting is an important part of fashion designing and requires immense skills and practice but it is not something you cannot do.
Create patterns with video tutorials (note videos are optional) and sale online or offline

Is pattern making your dream job, go for it it

Keep a with us next week for more
Have a great week ahead
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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 9:49am On Mar 11
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Are you a Fashion Consultant?
Do you have what it takes?

A Fashion Consultant performs many different tasks. The central duty of the Fashion consultant is to advise customers and clients in making fashion decisions. A fashion consultant is an expert who would give suggestions, recommendations and advice to individuals, companies or groups regarding fashion trends and styles . They help an individual in fashion details and they help a company in design and merchandising aspects for its better business prospective.

Fashion consultants, often called personal stylists or image consultants, help clients develop and enhance their professional and/or personal images. An image consultant will ensure that you are always prepared for that presentation, meeting, event or trip.

A wardrobe stylist is also distinct from an image consultant or a color consultant. While this may be so due to scope of their work they all care for image of their client. A wardrobe stylist can also be referred to as a fashion stylist,
fashion editor , or celebrity stylist.

All of these people play a very important part in conveying to the world who you are and what you stand for. You will never have to look at your wardrobe and think “I have nothing to wear”. NEVER Have Another Fashion Emergency

Becoming a fashion consultant takes hard work, perseverance, talent, and an eye for fashion. A Fashion Consultants can work with a businesses to help in increasing their sales through relationship building, a professional and stylish appearance and an energetic and positive attitude

Fashion Consultants are responsible for securing and growing their own client base. This requires generating or pursuing leads, selling their services and following up with current customers by phone and email. They also respond to all customer requests and questions, schedule clients and place orders for customers.

The Fashion Consultant remains up-to-date with marketplace trends and current fashions while maintaining a timeless knowledge of fashion principles. They analyze seasonal trends and implement them into their client recommendations and are expected to be experts in the field.

Fashion consultants help clients promote their public image through their wardrobe by evaluating their body type, personality, and career goals. They must have a great personality, be good communicators, and fashion-conscious problem-solvers.

Your portfolio should include photos of styles and clients, as well as samples of fabrics, color patterns, and jewelry and accessory samples.

Gaining a network of professionals in the fashion industry is paramount to helping you achieve your fashion consulting goals.An efficient way to network on a global scale is via social media. You can create a social community on Instagram, YouTube, or your personal blog that allows you to showcase your capabilities as a fashion consultant.Fashion consultants sell their services based on appearance, brand connections, and resources.

Is Fashion consulting the dream job for you?
Then go for it!

See you next week for more
Have a great week ahead

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 11:41am On Mar 11
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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 7:07pm On Mar 18
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Fashion Event Manager

Fashion event coordinators or managers are responsible for planning and organizing events such as fashion shows, fashion week parties, store openings, product launches, trade shows and sample sales. An event coordinator may work alone to organize small events, or may direct a team for large events. You can coordinate periodic fashion shows for a local organization; you could plan events for cruise ships, major resorts and spas or high profile tourist attractions.

A fashion coordinators must be knowledgeable about fashion and marketing and be very well-organized. The fashion event coordinator hires staff for the event. This can include event staff such as caterers, bartenders, lighting designers, security guards and servers. It can also include hiring talent such as presenters, models, musicians, makeup artists, photographers and hair stylists.

Fashion event coordinators are generally responsible for finding and preparing a venue for the events they plan.

Do we need fashion shows?

Yes...

A fashion show is a chance for a designer to show off a particular aesthetic, a particular mood, a particular feel or point of view.

Types of Fashion Shows

Production Show
Formal Runway Show
Informal Show
Video Production

Fashion events are generally vehicles for marketing a brand, a fashion line or another related entity. you need your events to be the ones that people are talking about. Your sense of style and flawless delivery is what will grow and expand your reputation as an event planner who sets the pace.
Does this description fit you?
Then you are a great fashion event coordinator.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by CatherineStep: 4:44pm On Mar 19
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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 9:08am On Mar 25
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Are you a Fashion Journalist?

Journalism is about researching and reporting news and information from around the world.
Fashion journalists write about clothing and accessories for newspapers, magazines, and websites reporting on the latest fashion trends. Large portion of a fashion journalist's time is actually not spent writing, but rather doing research. Interviews, fact-checking, and attending events. They might attend fashion shows and study designer and celebrity fashions to pinpoint trends.

Because their work entails researching and conducting interviews it is essential that a fashion journalist has good contacts with people in the fashion industry , including photographers, designers, and public relations specialists.

Fashion journalists may work at a publication,fashion firm, or may choose to be self-employed and submit articles on a freelance basis.

If you are just starting don't be discouraged with the response you are receiving. Continue to hone your voice and demonstrate your talent.

If you’re a fashion lover with a gift for telling a story in words or images, then a career in fashion journalism may be right for you.

Keep a date with us next week for more

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 9:13am On Apr 01
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Fashion photography

Do you always take beautiful pictures of your friends?
Do you know how best to do that?
Are your friends always happy to have you take their pictures?

Fashion Photography has something to do with clothes , accessories, shoes and other fashion items. Because of its image of being
“glamorous,” “stylish,” “fun” and even “lucrative,” fashion photography has become an industry entirely on its own.

Fashion Photography has to do with being devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or
fashion magazines. A Fashion photographer can develope his or her own
aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories.

An amateur photographer takes snapshots for pleasure to remember events, places or friends with no intention of selling the images to others.
A professional photographer takes photographs either for display, resale or use of those photographs for business purposes.
Being a professional photographer requires immense knowledge of camera, lenses, and lighting in fact at some level it demands more than any other genre of photography.Beside photography knowledge you would require to be fashion qualified because you will be creating images for fashion brands, Fashion magazines, Apparels, etc.

Being a fashion photographer, you have to have a good understanding of colors in terms of picking up the right colors and background for the merchandise. You need to understand the body proportion and face dimensions as well for instance if you are shooting sunglasses on model’s face, you have to know that whether long face would go or an oval face would suit that sunglass.

The purpose of fashion photography is to make the people aware of the latest trends and collections. Increases sales of a particular product etc.

A professional photographer may be an employee of a newspaper company , or may contract to cover a particular planned event such as a wedding or graduation, or to illustrate an advertisement. Others may be freelancers.

Fashion Photography is divided into 3 main styles; editorial, catalog and high fashion. Meaning you can also specialize
Does this description sounds like you? Then go for it
See you next week for more.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 5:09pm On Apr 10
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Fashion Director

Does this fit you?

A Fashion Director, also known as a Fashion Coordinator, is a job suitable for people with a creative sense of style.

Fashion Director does not produce just a single item of clothing, like a blouse or a belt. It would be an entire outfit, complete with hat, jewelry, movie-star sunglasses and skivvies.
They work to create a unified look and feel that is in line with the latest fashion trends. They work to ensure that the looks portrayed are in line with the latest fashions, and that the advice that they give is current in nature. They attend fashion shows and trade shows. Fashion directors also travel frequently to meet with clients, buyers, account representatives, and other industry professionals.

A fashion coordinator may work in a variety of environments, they are mostly found within retail stores, fashion magazines, or design houses directly.

Fashion coordinators keep up with fashion trends to create a harmonious feeling throughout a company, such as a department store or magazine. Sometimes called fashion directors, their duties involve conducting fashion research, studying consumer buying trends and predicting what customers will buy in the future. This comes in the way of reading fashion magazines, keeping up with fashion websites, and building relationships within the fashion world.

They must stay on top of the latest trends, and work to obtain the textiles, fabrics, and supplies that go with it. They are considered to be a subject matter expert in their area, and therefore must be prepared to field questions and offer expertise at anytime.

As a Fashion Coordinator, you live and breathe the latest fashion trends. Most Fashion
Coordinators prepare a specific set of clothing for fashion events like photo shoots,TV shows, runway shows, and other fashion-related promotional events.

If you have what it takes, then go for it.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 2:10pm On Apr 15
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Fashion Creative Director

Who is a creative director of a fashion house?

Creative director of a fashion design company oversees the design of apparel. Fashion creative director's main role is to establish what designs should be created,
They use their skills of creativity in formulating a fashion design concept, communication, leadership and industry-related technology..

They must be able to form a vision to portray a certain style, whether it be for a new line of clothing for a department store, or for the design concept of a fashion magazine. The creative director must be able to generate fresh ideas that are appealing to the target market. For example, a fashion design idea aimed at teens must have corresponding colors, themes and names that fit the image of clothing teens would wear.

After brainstorming with the design team, a creative director must make the final decisions on how a fashion project's vision will be presented. The director has to have a strong ability to take charge and make the final say on details such as measurements, fabrics, colors, shapes, graphic design and other factors.

Fashion creative directors set the creative tone and vision for design houses, retailers and publications. Experience in diverse aspects of the fashion industry are required. That experience prepares you for a high profile career that can be rewarding and lucrative.

In some cases where there are design director, the role of the creative director may or expanded to include the overseeing of design, and on-brand execution of all visual print and digital materials for the FASHION brand. Manage multiple editorial projects, also direct and conceptualize cover and fashion shoots.

Networking with potential collaborators in the fashion industry is also an important skill for creative directors.
Do you have a passion for fashion?
Are you a creative director?
Then go for it!

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 2:49pm On Apr 24
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Fashion Design Instructor

Those with a dual passion for fashion and education may find this interesting and extremely rewarding

An instructor is a teacher who teaches hands-on skills.

What is the difference between teacher and instructor?

Teaching imparts knowledge and instructing imparts skills.
A teacher is one who teaches you about a subject and helps you reach understanding and an instructor is one who instructs you on how to accomplish a task.

As the title suggests, the main job duty of a fashion design instructor is to teach fashion drawing, sewing techniques, event and fashion show production, merchandising, fashion trends and digital design.

Their primary responsibility is to teach fashion design courses according to established curriculums. Fashion design instructors might teach courses such as fashion design, introduction to the fashion industry, fashion history, apparel construction, patternmaking, history of textiles, and others.

Sometimes the job may be extended to include preparing course material; developing syllabi; creating, administering and grading student evaluations and exams; being available as a resource to students;
Fashion design instructors work at colleges and universities, technical schools, art and design schools, community colleges, design centers, learning centers, extension centers, consulting firms, and even at retail companies.

Fashion Design instructors can stay current in their subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences, or workshops. Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.

Does it sound like what you love? Then go for it

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 5:41am On Apr 30
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Are you a Fashion model?
Do you have what it takes?

A model is a person who poses either to promote , display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing in fashion shows), or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.

Types of modelling include: fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part, promotional, and commercial print models. Models are featured in a variety of media formats including: books, magazines, films, newspapers, internet and television.

Modeling may seem easy and glamorous, but that is by no means the reality. It will take a lot of commitment on your part to make it as a successful fashion model. Are you prepared to maintain a diet, fitness, and beauty regimen, even when you are not having any booking? Are you prepared to do a 12-hr photo shoot in freezing and windy conditions, wearing clothing that offers no warmth, while still getting the shot without complaining? Have you accepted that it may take years once signed to a modeling agency to be successful? Are you willing to travel internationally on long trips, and be away from your family, friends, and the comforts of home for an extended period of time?
Hope these is not getting you scared. The idea is to help you see some possibilities. The career is exciting and rewarding. Which aspect of modeling are you interested in? Find out what it takes.

If you are sure you can do all that it takes then have fun and enjoy your career.

The first and probably the most important step to getting started with your modeling career is to have a well-rounded modeling portfolio that showcases your strong points through high-quality, stunning images. This is the first thing that agencies and clients will look at, and its critical to make a great first impression. It helps to have both an online version as well as a printed version that you can show when you meet someone face to face..

Every fashion model needs a modeling agency. So get one for yourself. When you book a job, you are representing both yourself and your agency. Be as professional as possible.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by Kuboxyno: 4:41am On May 06
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Are you a Fashion Consultant?
Do you have what it takes?

A Fashion Consultant performs many different tasks. The central duty of the Fashion consultant is to advise customers and clients in making fashion decisions. A fashion consultant is an expert who would give suggestions, recommendations and advice to individuals, companies or groups regarding fashion trends and styles . They help an individual in fashion details and they help a company in design and merchandising aspects for its better business prospective.

Fashion consultants, often called personal stylists or image consultants, help clients develop and enhance their professional and/or personal images. An image consultant will ensure that you are always prepared for that presentation, meeting, event or trip.

A wardrobe stylist is also distinct from an image consultant or a color consultant. While this may be so due to scope of their work they all care for image of their client. A wardrobe stylist can also be referred to as a fashion stylist,
fashion editor , or celebrity stylist.

All of these people play a very important part in conveying to the world who you are and what you stand for. You will never have to look at your wardrobe and think “I have nothing to wear”. NEVER Have Another Fashion Emergency

Becoming a fashion consultant takes hard work, perseverance, talent, and an eye for fashion. A Fashion Consultants can work with a businesses to help in increasing their sales through relationship building, a professional and stylish appearance and an energetic and positive attitude

Fashion Consultants are responsible for securing and growing their own client base. This requires generating or pursuing leads, selling their services and following up with current customers by phone and email. They also respond to all customer requests and questions, schedule clients and place orders for customers.

The Fashion Consultant remains up-to-date with marketplace trends and current fashions while maintaining a timeless knowledge of fashion principles. They analyze seasonal trends and implement them into their client recommendations and are expected to be experts in the field.

Fashion consultants help clients promote their public image through their wardrobe by evaluating their body type, personality, and career goals. They must have a great personality, be good communicators, and fashion-conscious problem-solvers.

Your portfolio should include photos of styles and clients, as well as samples of fabrics, color patterns, and jewelry and accessory samples.

Gaining a network of professionals in the fashion industry is paramount to helping you achieve your fashion consulting goals.An efficient way to network on a global scale is via social media. You can create a social community on Instagram, YouTube, or your personal blog that allows you to showcase your capabilities as a fashion consultant.Fashion consultants sell their services based on appearance, brand connections, and resources.

Is Fashion consulting the dream job for you?
Then go for it!

See you next week for more
Have a great week ahead

#mondaymotivation
#myfuturestartsnow
#WeSpeakFashion
Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 1:42pm On May 11
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Phew that was great. Now you can fit into the fashion business of your choice, enjoy yourself and also make money. A lot of questions has been raised concerning making money, getting clients, learning etc. Each of these questions will be attended to one after the other.

One of such questions is

Should I learn from a Tailor's workshop or should I go to a fashion school?

A lot of people have good reasons to believe that going to a Tailor's shop is better while others will argue against that. We will like to look at it in line with other professions

Can a person go to a drug store or chemist shop and after some time the person becomes a doctor? Can a medical student become a doctor without going for internship?

Having that point in mind let's see reasons why people believe going to a Tailor's shop is better (We will look at the good side and the bad side)

Many believe that in a Tailor's shop you will have a lot of practicals.

While this may be true to an extent, it all depends on the person you are learning from how versatile or creative he or she is. There are places where the owner sees customers few times in month and even when such customers come they sew only simple styles. So when such bosses doesn't have anything to teach because there is no syllabus. They make their apprentice to spend six months to learn how to pedal a sewing machine and and six months to learn how to sew straight stitches. Apprentice in such places spend two years without achieving much. .
There are tailors shop the boss has a lot of customers. These ones are of two types. The ones that forbid talking while they are cutting and the ones that are ready to teach you. They are willing to go over what they have said just for you to follow.
Being in the best tailor and teacher's shop doesn’t guarantee better learning. Again this depends on the student. I have seen students who started sewing after three months of training and after six months their boss can release customers clothes for them to sew. Whereas some in the same shops have spent one year and they are still learning how to pedal a sewing machine.

Tailor's shop charges low fee for a long period
Conduct a research before making payment

Fashion school will only teach you theory.
A fashion school have different courses and the duration varies
There are foundation, intermediate and advance. This also depends on the school. Good fashion schools expose you to a lot of practicals.
Fashion Schools are expensive
Yes they should be. All professional programs are

Please drop your comments in the comments box below. Your opinion really count.

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 2:32pm On May 15
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Fabric consumption calculation

A lot beginners often wonder how much fabric do I need for a particular style? Well if you are into RTW(ready to wear) you may follow the pattern instruction to calculate this. But when you are into made to measure (MTM) where for example a mother will come with six yards of material and ask you to sew six pieces skirt and peplum top for her and her two girls ages four and six. The mother's hip is 42 and bust is 40. Then she ask I hope the material will be enough?
Those with experience will easily answer this question but beginners will find this difficult to answer.
This is open for discussion. Which practical suggestions or tips will you give?
What has worked for you?

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Re: Grow your Fashion Business with these tips by mercywhite(f): 1:26am On May 23
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Can I learn fashion designing online?

The answer to this question is yes otherwise many will not offer this service.
Can everyone learn through online method?

The answer is no

Do I need basic knowledge for me to register to an online training and understand?

The answer is no but you have to start from foundation level as a beginner.
What can help me to successfully learn online?

Because it has to do with a training that requires visuals opt for a training uses these form of training(using videos and pictures illustrations to explain every step) .
Like everything in life that requires practice, put in practice whatever you have learned. Ask questions for clarification where you do not understand.
Have a sewing machine and other sewing tools available at home and practice immediately after the class.
The advantage of this method of training over a physical training in a particular location is that you have the opportunity to go over the training several times until you master it.
You have the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your your home.
You determine the time suitable for you
You can learn from many people using different method instead of using one particular that is being handed down.
Your determination, zeal passion for the profession will get you going and move you forward.
Since it is not everyone that can learn through this method if you find out that this method will not work for you then go to a physical location where you will have a one on one training with a professional.

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