Creating a Successful Fashion Collection Everything You Need to Develop a Great Line and Portfolio
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Description: Fashion design students about to start out on their professional career are shown how to showcase their talent and stand out from the competition in their quest for a rewarding job. This book instructs in editing and targeting a Graduate Collection, and then shows how to present it in a winning portfolio. Author Steven Faerm discusses the student's graduate thesis collection from first concept and inspiration to a final merchandising plan. He goes on to analyze the qualities that make a stellar portfolio--its layout, use of color, labeling, and more. A following section focuses on strategies for successful job hunting, including creating a winning résumé and cover letter, making a winning impression at job interviews, seeking out internships, and more. The book concludes with descriptions of specific careers to seek in the fashion industry, including fashion designer, costume designer, patternmaker, buyer, fashion journalist, fashion illustrator, and many others. An inspiring text is complemented with more than 400 color illustrations.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Steven Faerm is the BFA Director of Fashion Design at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York City. An alumnus of Parsons (1994) he was nominated for the prestigious Designer of the Year Award during his final year. Following graduation he went on to work for such designers as Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. He has been an active faculty member at Parsons since 1998 and won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. He is the author of the Fashion Design Course and in Fall 2010 launched an academic journal that examines global fashion education practices.