Foreword by Nanette Lepore
Self-Evaluation: Is Fashion Design For You?
Chapter 1: An Introduction to a Career in Fashion Design
What is Fashion Design?
An Interview with Costume and Fashion Designer, Todd Thomas
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Nanette Lepore
An Interview with Fashion Designer, ReemAcra
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Anna Sui
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Dennis Basso
What Do Fashion Designers Do?
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Randolph Duke
An Interview with Shoe and Accessories Designer, Stuart Weitzman
What Do You Do on a Daily Basis?
History of Fashion Design: Then and Now
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Peter Som
An Interview with CEO, TV Personality and Entrepreneur,Daymond John
The Worldwide Fashion Industry by the Numbers
An Interview with Fashion Designer, ZangToi
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Kay Unger
Embracing the World of Fashion
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Pamella Roland
An Interview with Chief Creative Officer and President of Kate Spade, Deborah Lloyd
What Advice Would You Give to an Aspiring Fashion Designer?
Finding and Creating Balance
Chapter 2: The Education for a Fashion Design Career
Choosing a Collegiate Educational Program
How Did You Decide Which University to Attend to Obtain Your Education as a Fashion Designer?
An Interview with Assistant Professor of the Fashion Design Program at Oklahoma State University, Mary Ruppert-Stroescu
An Interview with fashion design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Kendra Barnes
An Interview with fashion design student at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, Scarlett Tull
An Interview with Fashion Design Student at Oklahoma State University, Emily Ferrell
The Value of Internships
An Interview with Studio Intern at Oscar de la Renta, Katie Fong
An Interview with Fashion Design Intern at Derek Lam, Rita Valkovskaya
An Interview with Fashion Design Intern at Donna Karan International, Joseph Singh
An Interview with Fashion Design Intern at Ann Taylor, Natasha Mayinda
How to Turn an Internship Into a Full-Time Position
Chapter 3: The Job Market
Finding your Place in the Crowd
Creating a Personal Branding Statement by Christopher Bilotta, president of Resource Development Company, Inc.
What Should Every Fashion Designer Include in their Portfolio?
Creating a Résumé that Pops
Networking Your Way to a Job Offer
Tried-and-True Job Search Strategies
Perfecting the Job Interview
What Skills Do You Seek When Hiring a Fashion Designer?
Negotiating the Job Offer
Chapter 4: The Fashion Design Process
Finalization, Presentation and Hand-Off
Chapter 5: Launching Your Own Fashion Collection
Writing a Business Plan
What Was Your Greatest Challenge When Launching Your Collection?
Types of Ownership
Defining Your Brand
An Interview with Fashion Designer, Maggie Norris
An Interview with Fashion Designer, BibhuMohapatra
Laws & Regulations
Intellectual Property Checklist by Karen Artz Ash, Partner, Intellectual Property Department, Katten, Muchin, Rosenman, LLP
What is the Best Way for Design Owners to Protect Their Work from Unauthorized Copying and Infringement?
Hiring Employees, Contractors and Interns
Budgeting, Accounting and Bookkeeping
Sales, Order Fulfillment and Customer Service
Publicity and Promotion
An Interview with Celebrity Stylist and Television Personality, Robert Verdi
An Interview with Fashion Director of Lincoln Center, Stephanie Winston-Wilkoff
Unlocking the Keys to a Successful Public Relations Strategy by Amy Rosi, president of Aros Communications
Chapter 6: The Future of the Fashion Industry
Outsourcing and Globalization
Corporate Social Responsibility
Case In Point: Gucci
Case In Point: Patagonia
Case In Point: Ralph Lauren
Case In Point: Timberland
Case In Point: Anvil Knitwear
An Interview with VP of Corporate Responsibility, Guy Bradford of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Sustainable Clothing Company Profile: Izzy Lane
Sustainable Accessories Company Profile: Khepri NYC
What eco-friendly textiles and materials do you use in your collection?
Professional Associations, Organizations and Councils
Fashion Industry Networking Websites
Social Networking Websites
Professional Trade Publications
Online Portfolio Websites
Color and Trend Forecasting Companies
Broadcast and Cable Television Programming with a Fashion Theme
Full-Feature Movies with a Fashion Theme
Documentaries with a Fashion Theme
Major Fashion Magazines
Index of Interviews