Every professional and/or creative, needs their tools. An artist never leaves the house with his paint pallet or an assortment of pens; a hairstylist can’t do her job to the best of her ability without the right tools and products; and a fashion designer can’t dream up and produce new designs without certain resources to help them along their way.
Here are the three best resources all fashion designers should know and use!
Fashion Brain Academy
A fashion designers’ greatest resource is their brain and creativity – so use it wisely with the help of the Fashion Brain Academy! This site is extremely popular amongst established and student designers as it offers a wealth of resources including online courses for creative entrepreneurs – with specialist courses focusing on everything from brand building to designing and more – and a free guide to finding wholesale fabrics in small quantities, without getting ripped off.
The Fashion Designer Survival Guide: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business
This helpful guide into the fashion industry by Mary Gehlhar, is a must-have for anyone who is currently in the throes of starting their own label with little to no experience as to how to actually go about it. Be warned: Gehlhar does not shy away from the harsh realities of “making it” in the fashion business, and she is sure to repeat this very fact throughout the book. Don’t let this deter you, instead see it as a test: if you can make it through the book and all the scary facts about going it your own without giving up on your dream, you definitely have what it takes to make it in the fashion world!
The Successful Fashion Designer Podcast by Sew Heidi
There’s nothing more uplifting than hearing the success story of someone who was once in the same position as you – determined to make it in the fashion industry but lacking the confidence and connections to get there. Heidi was once in the same position, working a boring, unchallenging office job whilst fantasizing about becoming a designer. Today, she works as a partner in a design form and is passionate about helping others like her, achieve their own goals in the fashion world. Check out her incredibly fun and informative podcast and browse through all the other resources she offers while you’re at it.