As a new designer with a small budget to work with, I do all aspects of the business myself until it gets weeks away to the fashion shows. Then I have a small team that consists of a PR, Stylist, Photo/Videographer and assistant pattern/sample maker, which completes it all for presenting the collection.
I have a job in a fashion related field… but I basically wake up start work at 8 am and finish at 4:30 … then come to my home/studio and get things done regarding my own brand.
This Career path just started, however my background is in dance, then hair and now in fashion.
My best memories are the classes of Helene Cohen and Anita Turano. I’d define them as marketing classes combined with social behavior studies, philosophy and factual studies. Those classes would hit all the spots for me and really feed my curiosity. Sometimes I’d leave the class and feel so powerful that I felt I could conquer the world.
I liked all my subjects except my Photoshop and illustrator classes.
I was really intimidated by all the technical (sewing pattern, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator) classes and just didn’t want to fail!
If the fashion design field is a field you want to be in because you live it and breath it, then go for it, I’m sure you’ll be successful. Otherwise stop and do something that you very much love!
You have to be original, relevant, hardworking and you’ve got to have faith.