How all of the elements came together for him very early in his career and then what he experienced as the fashion darling at such a young age. She gives great advise and there are good examples and pictures in the book to help you further understand how to do things the best way. Check out inside the book: Research is the foundation for understanding consumers and making informed decisions. What I especially enjoyed learning about was the legal information. Check out inside the book: Take an inside look into what it takes to start and run an independent fashion design label.
That alone would have made this book perfect. I would recommend this book to any new designer, fashion entrepreneur or fashion design student. Both a textbook and manual for undergraduate and graduate students studying research methods used in the fashion industry, it can also serve as a reference for industry professionals. All that said, when I began to create my business plan this book was little help. By far, the most impressive, knowledgeable and useful guide to everything from the decision to start your own design business to handling the press, buyers and everything else.
This is the type of career I'm after so for that purpose, this was the right book for me to choose. Like the average or sample amounts of material cost, production, and overhead cost for an emerging designers. If things end up not going the way we had planned, what will having read it in a book beforehand do for us at that point? Don't worry, it won't do any harm! When watching on Netflix, House of Z directed by Sandy Chronopulos, I was there through all the ups and downs of Zac Posen's career. With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer. Extremely disappointed with this book. I especially liked the sections on production and getting your collection into stores. Then the time spent watching this will be well worth it.
And because of the Diane Von Furstenberg foreword, Tim Gunn review, and many little interviews with actual designers. As a reader, I am always putting myself into the story one way or another. Present working under someone else as an option and that's it. How many pieces are recommended for a new designer and if they choose to sell to a store-- whats the average amount of pieces they sell the store and how many of each sizes ie: 20 dresses? I look at this book as a great complementary to a more detailed book. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. Which colour—wash will be the most popular with buyers? This book is definitely a good read-- its full of practical information and great advice and real-world examples of situations designers go through designers going bankrupt, exclusivity of certain production factories, problems with selling to certain stores, etc.
Revised to keep up with the quickly-evolving landscape of the fashion industry, the fourth edition of this authoritative text offers updated information on the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of fashion products within a global context. To wrap up, I do recommend this book to those who want a career like Alexander Wang or Stella McCartney or Rodarte, and know next to nothing about how to get started. It is exactly as it is, no matter what country you live in. Check out inside the book: Designer s Guide to Fashion Apparel explores the creative process of apparel design and the development of a collection. Research-based content provides insight on the organization and operation of textiles, apparel, accessories, and home fashion companies, as well as the effect of technological, organizational and global changes on every area of the business. It is full of practical information and great advice and real-world examples of situations designers go through. It will skillfully guide you through the land mines of the fashion landscape and prevent you from getting a leg blown off! And there's nothing wrong with this! As a person in the industry I'll say that this book definitely solidified alot of my own thoughts and gave me many great tidbits that will be helpful and will come to mind as I'm creating my line.
Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer. The book was great, but it seriously lacked numbers and tangibility. Believe that you can do it, because you can. Lastly, don't let this book discourage you. She states both sides of the argument, doing it yourself and others doing it for you, articulately and succinctly. Written from an industry perspective, the book is intended to nurture the student s interest in design while providing the thorough grounding needed for a successful career in the business. The other aspect of this book I found to be stellar and not noted in any other fashion industry book and I read them all is what Mary Gehlhar says about patternmaking and samplemaking.
Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer. Even established designers who didn't lay the right foundations, had it come back to bite them. Some parts of the books ma A comprehensive guide to breaking into the fashion business. Just view it as a insiders guide to the business of fashion with accompanying examples and summaries of the experiences of other designers. I mean it certainly gave me a great summarized outline, but it lacks numbers.
For someone who already has an idea for a line, is well-versed in fashion, and aware of the climate of the retail industry and fashion market this book has its shortcomings. It's an in depth look into a very popular career choice, but it definitely teaches you the do's and dont's of this very saturated industry. How when too many voices are telling the artist what to do. This was a really good read and was very informative, with lots of good valid ideas and points for running your own business. I just wanted advice for starting my line. I have worked in fashion at the design level as a patternmaker for well over 30 years and Mary Gelhar has put together a very informative manual. This book gives you direction and an idea of how your mindset should be when creating a line and it gives you alot of pointers and warnings.