It’s a sad fact that for all the great new pieces of fashion you discover, many more will never see the light of day. While new media continues to change the face of fashion and offer new design talent much needed publicity, neither starting nor furthering a fashion line is an easy task. Enter the Fashion Designer Guide to address that problem.

While the task of finding a mentor is a challenge for many an emerging designer, the Fashion Designer Guide offers up something rather close. Breaching topics as integral as production and managing money, the book offers up insights from 32 of fashion industry experts, tailoring them all towards what designers need to know. And it offers its insights for free.

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Inside the chapters of the Fashion Designer Guide you’ll find key insights from designers at the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Jaeger London, through to editors and PR experts from the likes of Vogue and Forward PR.

You can download a copy of the guide by following that link.


The following are the topic areas the book gives advice on for those looking to further their career as (or become) a fashion designer;

  • Design
  • Production
  • Market Research & Branding
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • Managing Money
  • Employment
  • Launching your own label
  • Finding the right investor
  • Selling
  • Grow your business
  • E-commerce
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Photography
  • Styling / Make-up
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