If you are young, ambitious and would love to work in the fashion industry, you have come to the right place, as we take a look at various ways a person can start a career in the vibrant world of fashion.
If you have a passion for fashion and a talent for the written word, you could try your hand as a fashion writer; attend one of the Sydney or Melbourne fashion shows and write an article, which you can submit to various fashion publications. Build a website and post your work to bring some credibility into the equation and build a portfolio of your best writing.
If you fancy becoming a qualified event planner, there is scope to move into fashion shows; take Sydney and Melbourne for example, there are many fashion meets, especially in the spring/summer months. You could send your resume to the major fashion houses, you might get lucky, you never know. Event planners are in high demand in the fashion business and if you plan events, add them to your portfolio so that potential clients can see what you are capable of.
Make-up and hair stylist
Yes, it is a highly competitive sector but if you know someone who knows someone, or you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Most of the pro stylists and make-up artists come up through the ranks and start out as a gofer and gradually move into an assistant position.
If you have a wow collection (on paper), make an appointment at some of the top fashion houses and pitch your talent. Take the chance, you only live once and if you think you have what it takes to create stunning garments, you owe it to yourself to aim high! Top-drawer dress shirts and flowing gowns might be your thing; how about an outrageous jump suit?
Fashion journalism is buzzing this year and what better way to combine your literary and fashion sense and write for Vogue! The opportunities are there waiting to be uncovered, do some digging Google all the top mags and send the editor an email.
If you have the look, get in touch with a modelling agency and invest in a photo shoot; tall and slim, with a boyish look, or a curvy blonde and both genders are obviously in demand. If you are an outgoing sort of person and you think you carry yourself well, why not enrol in a class and learn how to pose, walk and do all the other hot moves? Of course, you need to be young to get into modelling for catwalks; older people can work on some shoots and your personality can shine.
The above are some of the ways that you can move into the world of fashion and we wish you all the luck in the world.