How do I get a full time job as a assistant fashion designer in new york?
Some good avice from others here.
I note that you are trying to get into one of the most cut-throat industries and in its most cut-throat locations.
Sounds like the best way to me would be to design something that you know you can and let it talk for you
There was a reality show some years ago called The Hills. Laura Conrad( her name then) was one of the reality stars and at the time, she was an upcoming designer. Google the show and see who/ whom you should contact for possibilities. Maybe I have the incorrect show, so Google laura Conrad to see what reality show she was on.
Agree with Cat Hamilton, network is key.. I have a website for artist design clothing. I far from classify myself a designer. I use my own art and that of other artist and keep working with colors and patterns until something seems to flow. I added a line of tees which are spiritual, humorous, or just might be witty. No real creating a new design, however. After all, a T-shirt is a T-shirt.
My site is down right now to add my spring line, however, even with internet sales, it's slow to get an audience. If you're really creative, keep working at it, you'll get noticed.
Network - the same way you get almost everything else in life.
Be born to rich parents with connections.
Hello, Dimiksha, My advice to you would be for you to design some fashionable clothes - especially pieces that would should a distinctive and unique style - and then show your designs to boutique owners or to certain fashion catalogs that don't have stores (but sell only through catalogs). Your specialty designs - if they're of top quality - will grab the attention of New York designers. I'm assuming that you're skilled and have made up some excellent designs. It might be a good idea to get a friend to model your creations, and find a photographer who would be willing to take a number of photographs. Once you've established a portfolio, you can take that around to some fashion houses. You should expect to outlay some capital - the old "takes money to make money" maxim in any business - but if you have an excellent eye for design and a wonderful variety of color schemes, you shouldn't have too much trouble getting a loan from the SBA. Good luck to you.
To be honest with you, I would go so far as to send a portion of my portfolio work to ANY celebrity ( their personal assistant), and EVEN write to Steve Harvey or ANY talk show host( send a portion of your work!), and research the top designers whom work with celebrities! Thats called INNOVATION! Even present something on YouTube and your heading be eye-catching!
Sounds like that'd be a pretty competitive position to get! You'll probably have to move to New York and build a network. Do you have any experience in fashion? That would help. If you have a specific dream, you may have to take several twists and turns until you get there. Don't be afraid to start small and build up!